mokanmikey (7) - Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle with cork and wire cage into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Large off white small bubble head dissipating after about a minuet with minimal effervescence . Color is a dark ruby on first pour but clouds up with sediment further down.
Aroma: You guessed it, Coffee,roasty very pleasant and alcohol more pronounced as it warms.
Palate: Light mouthfeel without the dark heavy feel of the familiar porter or stout with the coffee flavor pronounced but not bitter. Spices and hops well balanced.
Taste: Nice medium bodied to dark coffee without bitter aftertaste of overbrewed coffee. alcohol present but not as strong as the ABV. suggests.
Overall: Very good and surprising. I love a good dark stout with coffee/choclate notes, but a light bodied ale with the complex flavors of a good coffee was difficult to pull off but I believe they did a good job, Want that nice coffee note but are not in the mood for a dark heavy stout, this summertime substitute would fill the bill nicely
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks reddish brown i glas, with OK light brown head. Cold coffee, wood, cinema popcorn (diacetyl) in nose. Kind of chocolateish popcorn.
Aroma confirmed in taste, with buttery finish
Worst of the Smoke Stack Series so far - earlier tastings of the series have been more than decent.
slowrunner77 (5883) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Iím curious what this large but easy drinking ale would be like without the coffee. You get the impression itíd be good, but itís so coffee centric that I canít really say. Wonderful roasted coffee aromas, good body, little heat. Nice brew. Wish list cross off."
Cunningham (4632) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a fine tan head. Looks nice. Ok lacing. Nice aroma for coffee lovers also. I quess this beer is nothing worth trying for those who do not like coffee. Lovely smooth coffee and nutty aroma. Solid body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Balanced and nice. Soft carbonation. Lots off coffee in the flavor as well. What a surprise. Balanced with some caramel and mild nutty. Maybe a bit one dimensional. But the caramel touch gave it something extra. Lovely dessert sipper.
[Bottle from a trade with Inbreak]
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roasty, coffee, brown, clear, rocky head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hade grymt höga förhoppningar nör det kom till denna men ack så jävla fel jag hade. Fy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, spices. Flavour is coff, roasted malt, alcohol, spices, hop, nuts, caramel. Very nice world class beer.
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Brown with a beige, bubbly head.
Loads of coffee-beans in the aroma.
Flavour like cold coffee with some chocolate and coffee grounds.
AndySnow (3764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a large beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, sweet malt, bread.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, some chocolate.
hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear burnt-orange pour with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a blend of medium-roast coffee, toffee and vanilla. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The Flavor is mainly of coffee and is lightly acrid. Balanced nicely, itís bittersweet. Finishes acrid, mildly sweet and slightly tongue-numbing (like Novocain). Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, caged & corked. Vintage 2013, batch 1, best by 10-2013. Pours medium brown color, tall light tan head. Large carbonation. May be over bottle conditioned. Smells of cold coffee. Flavor of burnt grains, fine roasted coffee beans, a hint of chicory. For a Coffee Ale, this beer is of superb quality ingredients. Tastes like coffee. Tastes like a Brown Ale. Nice layers of flavor. Now I hope it wonít keep me up all night long. (4101)