Theydon_Bois (12690) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a good sized tan head.
Nose carries a big espresso burst, coffee cake, sugars.
Taste comprises coffee cake, tirimasu, brown bread, biscuit, dark caramel, demerara sugar.
Medium to full body with fine carbonation, sweet finish.
Decent stuff, a little over sweet but Iím a sucker for coffee infused beers! Alcohol is well integrated.
kevinator (1371) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good but not as good as I hoped. The aroma was definitely of coffee but with a strong malty presence. The color is like iced tea with a small head. The palate is the best part with a heavy feel that comes across as creamy. Lower level carbonation. Anything more would detract. The coffee flavor doesnít translate as much as I would have expected because there was a lot more going on. Heavy malts with a sweetness. The rye added a little spice and it finished with a boozy tang. Good but not what I expected. A little acidic.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a large tan head, little retention/lace. Aroma of green coffee, chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste is green coffee, bell pepper, chocolate, roast. Palate is a bit thin, slick, light bitter finish.
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pour reddish brown with a modest tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a roasty rye flavor with a carbonated and bitter coffee finish. Very complex.
bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Bine and Vine. Pours darkly ruddy with a fizzy beige/tan head. Aroma is plain coffee. Med body. Flavor is smooth, dry coffee. There is malt an a little mix of indiscernible flavors, but primarily coffee. Well done.
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on June 8th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee.
Taste: Coffee, light bitterness, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, lingering finish.
Summary: Really interesting beer. Often coffee beers are porters or stouts, nice to have something liter.
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 6/8/13
Aroma: The nose is heavy coffee, some roasted and sweet malts, and a bit of chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish color, a beige head, and some medium lace
Flavor: The taste malty, roasty, and a little sweet, with vanilla and maltiness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a solid feel, average carbonation, and a dry finish
This is some solid stuff. It isnít a favorite for me, but it is solid. It leans sweet for my taste and has plenty of coffee.
Strykzone (5525) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Fairly dark brown. Almost all coffee is smelled. It is tasted, too and is quite nice. This is well done, no pun intended.
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours slightly hazy ruby red with a two finger light tan head. Aroma is coffee actually, it smells like I just opened up a bag of high end coffee beans. The taste is just what it says, ale brewed with coffee, creamy authentic coffee. This beer is meant for coffee drinkers, not beer drinkers that like impy stouts brewed with subtle coffee hints, you actually taste real fresh tasting coffee, really interesting. Body is medium and carbonation is medium high. Good, The Roasterie makes a mean bean!
dfinney23 (2254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thick, dense mocha head. The second non-stout coffee beer Iíve had in the past week thatís really good, which makes me think there should be more of these.