Bacterial (474) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown pour with an off white head. Nose is really nice, espresso and a little vanilla. Not a strong mouthfeel, but the flavor is there in spades! Really easy to drink and enjoy.
alex4r (55) - - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown/Red pour. Smells like a Cuban "cortadito"; very fresh! It is not a heavy beer and it is easy to drink. Taste follows the nose with a nice malt backbone and a little vanilla as well.
Damn fine session beer, CCB just gets it.
arkurzynski (1207) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Pours a deep amber-hued brown with khaki head. Wonderful nose of fresh coffee and cream with cocoa powder and toasted/lightly roasted malt. Flavor more of the fresh-brewed coffee, vanilla cream, cocoa/chocolate, and toasted malt. Hints of toffee and caramel. Light, semi-slick body. Lingering light coffee and toasted malt. My only minor complaint would be that I could have used a bit more body to this one. On the other hand, this same trait made this extremely sessionable and easy to drink. A wonderful improvement on an already great base beer.
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown with a lacy mocha head. Wonderful coffee tobacco aroma.
Flavor tobacco coffee and chocolate with a perfect touch of vanilla on the finish. Well done. This is one to be savored.
BSchnab (44) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Loaded with lots of coffee smells and flavor. If you like coffee try this beer
youdictategood (237) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap for Tampa Bay Beer Week Dark brown pour, small tan head. A lot of coffee in the aroma, along with some cocoa and roasted malts. Coffee dominates the taste up front, then some chocolate/caramel creeps in at the end. Very good as long as you expect more than a "note" of coffee.
mwbrady12 (406) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild coffee aroma but strong coffee taste with a black pour and mild mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fritz123 (286) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Pours a dark brown haze with light head with decent lace. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Tastes familiar. Coffee notes are strong while the vanilla finishes nicely. I also love the milk overtones. Another good one from CCB.
BMMillsy (717) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with ruby edges and a kahki half finger head. Aroma is more in you face coffee than I have ever experienced. Like snorting ground up eapresso beans with a touch of sweet. Flavor is all coffee, earthy bitter up front with a hint od vanilla on the finish. Easy drinking with prickly carbonation. Lighter mouthfeel than I had expectedZ An excellent brown ale.
stevencon (278) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear chocolate amber with fluffy off white head. Chocolate coffee fresh roast toffee. Taste similar. Coffee is very present but not burnt and very easy sipping. This is a great alternative to stouts.