JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, batch 2013-4 (best by 10-2013). Very dark chestnutty red- brown, head is very large, light tan, and mostly lasting. Very rich, nutty roasted coffee aroma with dark cocoa and creamy lactose undertones. Coffee notes follow through into the taste - subtle bitterness, mild creamy sweetness and a little bit of mellow leather. Big, slightly green/very mildly roasted coffee bean flavors in the immediate aftertaste that wanes into toasted hazelnut and pecan nuttiness. Dusty, slightly dry finish. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden. A very nice example of a beer that highlights coffee using something other than a stout as its base, allowing primarily the roasted coffee, not the roasted malt, to come through. Certainly one of the best coffee beers on the market I’ve had.
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice nose of coffee, maple, caramel, and a hint of tartness. Attractive brown body with a sufficient creamy head, lacing is plentiful. No doubt, coffee is the main player here, but nicely balanced. In some sense, this seems like an amped up Coffee Bender, which is very nice beer in its own right. Palate is smooth. I like this beer, not as some where the coffee overtakes everything else.
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super nice coffee stout, thank you SW2013, great beer, lots of coffee flavor, dark yummy.
rxeight (1736) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent amount of coffee, but the beer is really light and the body is like water. More of a coffee brown.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2013
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Good for what it is, but it's not for me. Gorgeous to look at, lovely to smell, gross to taste - the sensation of thick, sticky coffee syrup was too much to overcome. I get what they're trying to do, and it's probably done well, it's just not something I want.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to DedicatedToFun! Murky deep brown to mahogany pour. Thicker latte foam. Huge lacing. Nose is softer coffee latte, rye bread. Taste is biting, richer dark bread, whole wheat, and no green coffee. Overall pretty solid.
drfabulous (4511) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Kevin’s. Malt and caramel to start with. Then the overall flavor of coffee. Light body. Nice.
rarbring (1708) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Boiled sweet peppers. Not very nice.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-08-24.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle at home. Pours dark brown with very little light penetration, a large, frothy beige head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toast and cookie malt, coffee, earthy hops, plums, figs, and dates. Flavor is spicy coffee, dark malt, moderate chocolate, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
charule (1471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured reddish brown with cream head. Pleasant aroma of ground coffee. Similar smooth coffee taste. I dig.