superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, brown bread, light raisin, light apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of coffee, malt, and yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, apple, raisin, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, roast, toast, toffee, apple, raisin, brown bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt, coffee, and yeast notes; with a fair amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good; could use more body though. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good doppelbock style. Good balance and complexity of coffee, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. Not as malty robust as I was hoping for, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an interesting beer. Usually coffee beers are big stouts or porters. This is a little smoother, little easier to drink a few of. Nice beer. The coffee isn’t overpowering.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color hazy light brown with big white head. Aroma malt, coffee, caramel. Taste sweet, coffee, caramel, bitter.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a copper brown with a whispery off white head. Aroma has spice, jalapenos, and some coffee. Taste is strong coffee bean and roasted malt that meld together well.
dlbeer (586) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a little off white head. Smells of coffee and malt. Tastes bitter on the front but quickly balances out.
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williamstome (640) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, big foamy off-white head. Malty sweet aroma with... sawdusty notes? Big malty chocolate flavor. Delicious. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.
jmagnus87 (2027) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and a little dark chocolate. Taste is medium bitter. Mostly coffee with a little xaramel and dark chocolate. Nice beer. Very enjoyable.
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Brown cloudy pour with tiny tan head. Dry earthy aroma. Unusual but good taste. Like roasty coffee. Pretty good
Beergeek23322 (1660) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muddy brown, cloudy pour with almost no head. Sweet coffee aromas and malt. More coffee flavors blended with dark fruit. Sweet finish. Interesting brew.
tectactoe (643) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Muddled, super swampy looking brown and tan, completely opaque with very small sediment and a paper thin light tan skin. Aroma is deep, burnt coffee beans. Off the chart, heavy roast, bitter blend. Extremely faint caramel sweetness in warming. Taste isn’t quite as heavily roasted. Mild burnt coffee bean up front, transfers to a sweeter, thick malty profile. Light caramel and toffee. Deep bitterness at first, with a mild astringency and strange tartness. Thin bodied, weird aftertaste. Somewhat dry, metallic, strange.