kguard (4) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by date was a scratched so I could be old.
Nice coffee, not espresso smell.
Taste was coffee but flat compared to other smokestack.
Good but not great. Abv was really hidden.
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A cloudy dark brown beer with a soda head. The aroma is roasted malt, oats, herbal, and, of course, coffee. The flavor is oats, prunes, licorice, and coffee which lingers as a bitter finish. I’m glad to see they went a different way with this coffee ale, but it was somewhat underwhelming.
visionthing (2791) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours clear deep amber with a beige. Aroma is dominated by fresh coffee, malt and hints of caramel. Sweet, malty and coffee flavoured with some bitterness. Nice one!
Arve_Christian (3134) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, good foam. Immediate roasted aromas, coffee, malt and dried fruits. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, then bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyable
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ClubGonzo (4107) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear deep brown copper-hued body with a large creamy off-white head. Nice looks. Nose is medium roasted coffee, herbs, licorice, mild chocolate and hints of bread dough, alcohol and caramel. Taste is smooth mildly sour coffee tones, roasted bread, caramel, rye, grains and hints of dark chocolate and spruce. Full body, medium carbonation. A very smooth and well-composed coffee ale from Boulevard.
Iphonephan (3344) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Thanksgiving day. Pours a hazy brown with an ecru head. Mild coffee nose. Flavors of coffee and tart cherries. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Effervescent finish.
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber with no head. The nose smells of stale cold coffee. Thankfully the flavor has a bit of chocolate and roasted malt biscuitiness, as well as a firm touch of coffee throughout, unfortunately the coffee note is the same as the aroma but not as off putting; like room temperature coffee gone stale.
hogne (7) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lot of coffee, really. But nicely balanced and beautiful coffeetaste. A beer a highly recomend if you like coffee.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber, pours deep amber brown haze with thick cream tan head. Lots of active carbonation. Smells strongly of coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes strongly of coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Nice coffee bitter finish.
olsvammel (3278) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Lots of coffee in the smell. Light body with coffee. The coffee remains in my mouth for a while. If you like coffee this should suit you well.