MadRobin (2500) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, dark brown with a tan head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet coffee, milk chocolate and caramel.
Taste of very sweet coffee, milk chocolate and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation.
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djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol. Pours a dark amber brown with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong coffee bean and roast. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roast and rye and nice sweet finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, very impressive.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is bitterness of the roasted coffee. Sweetness in the aftertaste, but the coffee is upfront. The sweetness seems to grow as you drink it making it tough to finish the bottle.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Caramel and strong vegetal drip coffee aroma and taste with a sugary coffee finish with a creamy slightly sticky palate.
sthlm (1260) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours deep reddish-brown with a huge beige head that quickly fades but doesn’t disappear completely. Aroma is potent earthy coffee blended with a lot of chocolate. Taste is similar with earthy coffee followed by slight spice, although the earthiness ramps up and dominates as it warms. Really long finish, as is usual with coffee beers, medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth. Overall, a solid coffee beer that is much better done than most I encounter. Another winner from Boulevard.
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 apr 2013, bottle. Dark amber, clear. Nose is serious coffee grinds, some green pepper. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Fizzy espresso, creamy coffee. Decent.
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ozarkspops (368) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy brown pour with a lot if khaki head. No lacing. Heavy coffee and chocolate aroma. Nutty. Toasty. A mild alcohol burn. Medium body. Very carbonated. A very nutty flavor up front. Tastes like cold pressed mocha java. Flavor glides smoothly for its initial coffee bitterness into a sweet smooth chocolate finish.
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seymour (1749) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at CarterFest 2013, thanks gregwilsonstl! Tall corked bottle in their Smokestack series, it poured a hazy reddish copper colour with HUGE creamy, billowy beige foam, everlasting with nice Belgian lace. Beautiful appearance. A rare coffee beer which isn’t a stout, cool! My kinda beer to begin with--a multi-grain Belgian farmhouse kinda thing--grassy, peppery, beady, tea-like tannins. Tart, almost sour acidity enhanced by the delicious coffee notes. Complex, layer after layer of unique and harmonious flavours. Truly delicious.
ryecatcher (1106) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle. Pours a dark um... coffee color with a massive, off white head. Nose is malt and a hint of Joe. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy and chock full of nuts, toffee, malt and Nescafe. Like the Red Wings fan said, it is a bit one-dimensional, but if there was ever a beer that would be perfect with a maple bar (or any dougnut for that matter) this would be it. Let’s go Rangers!
Beaver (1507) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, batch 2013-3, best by 10-2013. Pours copper amber with a huge pillowy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is strong roast coffee with some sweet lactic chocolate.
The flavor is some sweet malt with a lot of roast coffee and some acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, pretty one-dimensional, but a nice coffee beer.