Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Aroma is quite full of roasty coffee, dominating the lighter notes of dark brown sugar, praline, mild cocoa and spice, and featuring some lightly herbal tinges as well. Initial pour is mostly clear dark amber in color, with a fine, slight, uneven, off-white head. Flavor profile is appropriately full of coffee character as well, with suggestions of milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruit, dark brown sugar sweetness and faint spice in the background, and a tinge of alcohol appearing late into the finish. Palate is active, lightly carbonated, gently acidic and warming, with a full body. Interesting collaborative effort, and I admit I was interested when I first learned about this beer and that it would not be a Stout or Porter as virtually all coffee beers tend to be, rather the base beer, with its multigrain malt bill, plays a supportive role, giving the coffee more or less free reign...I am not disappointed.
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my buddy Steven Katz for grabbing this for me. Pours a slightly murky & particulate brown with 3 finger head that leaves little lacing. Coffee aroma meets you right up front with some roasty malt and a little caramel. Woody. Grassy hops. Starts initially moderately sweet, but then quickly tapers to a moderate bitterniss. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Long coffee finish.
JHeath99 (1634) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a slight amount of off white head. Aroma of intense coffee and hints of spices. Taste of chocolates and chiles.
Reynolds314 (3216) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super interesting like drinking good coffee grounds soaked in a brown ale.. well thats probably what it is but its enjoyable. Tons of coffee and a subtle malty base beer.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Pours a dark brown with red tint and a massive crown of dense cappuccino froth.
S: Robust roasted coffee, mocha, resinous barley, chocolate malt balls, nutmeg, soy sauce and sweet booze.
T/M: Roasted coffee drizzled with amaretto syrup, smoldered wood, chocolate covered espresso beans, non dairy creamer and a big booze presence. Taste is rough and artificial. Moderate carbonation in a creamy body and dry spicy barley laced with creamer sweetness.
O: I love the smokestack series but this is the only one Iíve had that missed the mark. This tastes similar to an iced amaretto coffee with too much non dairy creamer. Itís coffee forward for sure but wasnít a fan of the completed concoction.
MementoMori07 (1) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Good smell, amber appearance when you pour. Starts out with a roasted coffee taste, bitter and then got a little sweet on the finish. Overall, good price for the beer.
jdskinns (217) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Slightly cloudy amber, brown color with thin white head. Aroma is coffee beans and grounds. Taste is good coffee. I really like this beer.
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at bait shop... Pours clear reddish color with thin white head. Coffee and smoke aroma. Taste is caramel malt, coffee, sugar, surypy, good sit
Scopey (11365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Habershams, Savannah. It pours clear deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is big on the coffee, chocolate, earth and wood. The taste is coffee, earth, some acidity, wood and cocoa with sweet coffee on the finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty one-dimensional really. Couldnít drink more than a glass of this.
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, coffee, roast, spice, dry roast, coffee, nice caramel sweetness, earthy, malty, some alcohol presence,medium body, creamy, lively, poor lacing, this is a delicious coffee ale and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys coffee beers.