NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ginger Man NYC. Pours a deep brown with ruby at the edges. Nose is cocoa, raw grain and sweet roasted malts. On taste, more cocoa, no real coffee notes to speak of. Very robust and refined. Probably the best brown ale Iíve had in a long time.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Medium carbonation (but maybe due to travel, time, etc). Malty brown ale with really nice oatmeal flavor. Some chocolate as well. Slightly thin body.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler tasting at home. A very good brown ale traded to me by SoLan, thanks! I had the chance to try the espresso right next to this base beer thanks to two very generous traders. This base beer is good, but the coffee additions to their espresso really does a lot for it. My only complain (same as their espresso) was the thin palate... I would have preferred a creamier, more full bodied experience. However, this makes it a wonderful session beer that still has a lot of great flavor! Without question this beer is worth a try. But if you like coffee and a good brown ale, youíll love CCís espresso even more.
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours dark brown with a medium, off-white to light tan head, good retention. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with caramel, biscuit, and toasty notes; oak and medium earthy hops. Flavor is moderate caramel, toasty, and biscuit malt with chocolate, and a medium hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smooth, and moderate carbonation.
BeerGuyTWMore (127) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with tawny head, nice froth. Aromas of chocolate roasted malts and oats. Tastes smoky roasted malt, oaty woth choc. and caramel, fairly thin, Not fantastic but a nice brew none the less.
Tony3696 (9) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An Awesome beer! Got a glass @ Wine World, first glass from the keg. Pours dark brown with a caramel head. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the tongue with a "cigar mouth" finish.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
session-able, highly drinkable- toffee notes, english tasting for sure- a bit thin- but tough competition sat next to it at the brewery- if drank alone, I probably would have rated it higher- but next to the IPA, Patio Tools and the Zukov, it was tough.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CCB, courtesy of sebletitje, thank you sir! Clear reddish maroon. Aroma of raisins, prunes, oats, vanilla. Taste is chocolate and dark fruits.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a murky brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt and a bit of oat thrown in there as well. Flavor is toasted notes, a bit of roasted malt, and a nice oat sweetness that keeps the beer quite smooth and drinkable. This was my first from these guys, and it surely wasnít the last.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a tap poured dark brown with a good amount of head. Toasted malty flavor wih a lingering finish.t