Palme (4069) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A corked 0.75l bottle. Looks good with a medium sized kinda beige looking head on top of a light blurry Cola colored beer. Lots of sweet slightly burned caramel on the nose. A bit to sweet compared to my coffee expectations, but it also of course is coffee infused in the aroma. A little bit of sweet concentrated prunes and licorice is also found here. Really enjoy the flavor in this. Tons of nice not to sweet but sweet licorice and coffee. It feels light oily in the mouth with a below average almost soft carbonation level. Dark candied sugar, some plums and a little bit of nice warming alcohol in the background. Have to say that the expectations are high for coffee flavor and aroma when you’re call a beer coffee ale, and perhaps that could have been a bit more present. All in all a nice tasty one! 22.11.2013
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big and bold here in the coffee department. Amberish pour, little head. Aroma of grains, light coffee, and herbs. Flavors are light fruits in the start, fairly roasty grains in the middle, with a big kick of coffee hitting and lingering towards the finish. Pretty good.
kguard (5) - 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 (615) - 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 (4731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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 (4765) - 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 (5406) - 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 (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (7046) - 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 (8) - 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.