crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with nice tan head. Great coffee flavor all over the place nice vanilla touch to it, suppose to be the brown ale with coffee beans thrown in but this should be made instead of the brown ale, the coffee is just perfect itís not overpowering but just the right amount, very creamy, very tasty, very good beer, I loved it.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it at a bar in Davis Island. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Has a huge Coffee aroma and flavor. Hints of barley, roasted malts and some spices. Finishes like a cup of coffee.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the brewery.Huge coffee aroma.Black as night.Full onslaught of coffe and a hint of roasted malts.This was quite delicious.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing smell of dark cherries, caramel sauce, and coffee. Color is translucent reddish brown. Flavor starts light, like a sweet calm Brown ale, then it explodes in dark fruit and coffee. Palate is dynamic.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Even better than the Stout. It had a nice coffee taste and aroma and vainlla touches. Quite thick and nice in shape.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 December 06 re-rate
Re-rate. New batch has cocoa nibs and a new type of coffee. Makes it feel fresher and finishes on a sweet chocolatey note that is much more appropriate to a brown ale then just coffee flavors. Very nice beer. Much improved. Looks better, head stay longer and the mouthfeel is slightly thicker. Dunedinís best brew to date.
Original Rating 3.5
Aroma is coffee, coffee, coffee. Dark brown with a thumb thick tan head. Fore is coffee, middle...chocolate and coffee and the finish is esspresso and more coffee. This is the coffiest coffee beer you will ever have. Itís so one dimensional they should serve it poured flat onto a plate and not in a 3D pint.
Still if you like coffee itís very hard not to enjoy drinking this. It seems thinnish because all that coffee invokes thick stouts laced with coffee, but it is a Brown Ale so itís really about right for the style. I like coffee flavors so it was tasty to me though terribly simple.
Ibrew2or3 (6220) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ brewery. I was told this was their first big batch of this beer (7 barrels). Deep amber color with thin off white head. Wow, this beer smells like a cup of coffee. It is really just amazing. Almost like sticking your nose into a hand full of coffee grounds. I think behind the coffee aroma I can pick up roasted malts. The taste is full on coffee. I should be drinking this with eggs and bacon in the morning. Like the aroma I can just taste some roasted to burnt malts behind the coffee. Around the edges are some pine hop notes. Tasty beer full of coffee aroma and flavor.
Damico (2215) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black coffee in color with a big creamy sprinkly chocolate biege head. The aroma has notes of smoke, subtle coffee and sweet chocolate, light but pleasant. The body is silky smooth and creamy like skim chocolate milk on nitro at the brewery.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So original. The beer smells and tastes like the best coffee you ever drank. Rich dark coffee and even a little bit of toffee and chocolate flavors make for a very unique beer.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dunedin. Poured clear brown color with an average fizy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Medium to full bodya smooth texture. Medium to heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is the best of the sampled brews.