Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro head above a dark brown body. Bursting coffee aroma, with hints of juicy malts. In the flavor, the coffee addition wasn’t overdone. It paired well with the dark malts to create a complex roast and fruit flavor. Would be a really good beer if it wasn’t watery and nitrogenated.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light coffee nose. Medium lasting head, body is a dark mahogany, clear. Taste is all coffee, very very bitter and mineralized tasting. Not hoppy, bitterness from grains/coffee. Huge roastiness as well. Was too watery though, especially for the style. Good, but somewhat one diminisional.