mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from 12-ouncer displays sparkling clarity in root beer brown. Exhibits tobacco aroma, a lean body and a sweet finish.
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bottle from a recent trade. Slight sweetness and rich milk chocolate flavors. A little nutty and some purple fruit. Roasty coffee aroma. The brown ale is a unique base to take a coffee flavor to.
Daniel719 (35) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of vanilla and coffee. Tastes the same. A good mix of both. Not too much of either. Really good beer to sip on.
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swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, medium bodied brown pour, nutty, light chocolate notes, coffee heavy flavor. Nice coffee beer
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, coffee and nut aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
jzzbassman (1416) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark clear brown with a slight head. Huge chocolate aroma, but the coffee really comes into play on the flavor. Light carbonation, extremely flavorful
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells of coffee and something else....vanilla? Tastes exactly as it smells. First you get the taste of coffee followed by vanilla or is that the chicory? Creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. My first beer from CBB and it does not disappoint. A unique, enjoyable beer.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thick Foamy Off White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Espresso, Coffee, Mildly Nutty, Mild Maple
T: Coffee, Mild Milk Chocolate, Mild Maple
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice coffee brown with solid carbonation, great if you love coffee beers.
mverity (116) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best espresso aroma of any beer Iíve had! Pours a deep brown with very little cream colored head. The aroma is so good. Deep, rich coffee aroma, with sweet malt and a rich earthiness. The taste is heavy on the coffee/toffee front with a back sweetness from the malt. It almost has the superb mouth feel of Maduro, where I think there might be some rolled oats to increase the creaminess, but I get much less oat than I do in Maduro. Really enjoy this beer when it comes out. Finally got around to reviewing it instead of just crushing the 4 pack in a few days.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with moderate foamy head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, black coffee, and heavily roasted malts. Rich flavours of roasted nuts, chocolate biscuits/cake, coffee, and more coffee. Excellent, especially for the ABV. Brown Ale - Ok until there us a coffee infused category. Wonder if I will be up all night?
RJ815 (11) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap and reasonably local: Smooth on the palette and with an overall delicious taste. Quite interesting as an alcoholic beverage that tastes very similar to a high-quality cup of espresso. Definitely recommended, at least on draft.