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
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty coffee aroma. Roast coffee/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great finish.
BeerNerdMalmo (18) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one got a lot of dominating bitter roasted coffee and it becomes a bit tideous. Medium thick brown. It’s alright but not in the same league as the other I had in the smokestack series.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from 10/2013. didn’t realize it had been around this long. pours a medium brown with light mocha color head that is long lasting. some nice lacing on the glass. I do have a lot of floaties in my glass. the aroma is full roasted malts, bitterness from the coffee and chocolate. the flavor is creamy smooth with that coffee bitterness, roasted malts, hints of chocolate and when I say creamy smooth I mean creamy smooth as in peanut butter. very delicious. just now wonder what it would have tasted like a year ago.
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of fresh coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, brown bread, hints of smoke and tar. Malty, slightly smoky taste with lots of coffee, dark bread, liquorice, chocolate, some orange peel and a gentle, slightly earthy, bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. Tasty and quite interesting, with lots of fresh coffee and alcohol well hidden. Very nice.
Jow (3270) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uneccessary bomber pop late night from Greg w stl. Murky brown pour fine frothy beige head. Nose is fine coffee and dark fruits. First glass tasted kinda weird of off fruit and coffee. Subsequent glasses were more pleasant of better coffee, plums, light hops, some grains. Smooth enough. All righty then.
thomat (3160) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some dude at DLD said here try it. I said ok. Very tasty. Hdbdbdhdhduwhdgxvrudhdhfhfhfhdh
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlogged rating: Plenty of coffee with a bit of walnut, mocha and bredy notes. Slight spicy hop notes. Lively and pretty crisp for a coffee ale but as expected a tad thin with the coffee. Good but got one note after a while.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy Dark Opaque Brown, Huge Frothy Tan Head, :Decent Lacing, Lots of Tiny Floaters. Coffee and stale Hops Aroma. Sweet, Coffee, Earthy Stale Hops. Not Bad, Just Wish It were fresh to enjoy it to the fullest. Worth A Try...