MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to tytoanderso for supplying the bottle. Like a lot of people I’m sure, I was surprised that this beer wasn’t a coffee stout. There’s something that gets under my skin when you look at the label, and still have no idea what’s inside. If I remember right, Furthermore seems to be in this ’mystery bottle’ category.
Clear dark orange with a medium head. Aroma of a rich, dark lager with nuts, cereal and a bit of washed out coffee. Light body with a fairly clean finish. Seems fairly (autumn) seasonal, but I’m not sure if it really is. Not too bad. Points added for originality minus point for the labeling mystery seems to break even in the end.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the more interesting brews that I’ve had in a while, it tastes very much like an iced, creamy coffee with roasted barley and hardwood notes thrown into the batch. Good.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared by heemer77 at the 10/18 tasting. Pour is golden orange thinnish off white head. Aroma of coffee, full roastiness, and bready maltiness. The coffee is nice, really integrated with the nose. Taste is the nose, the coffee integrates very gently, through to the finish, with a limited after taste. Palate is thinnish, drinkable, nice. Unique beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazed amber with a thin tan head...smell is smell is fruity and lightly spicy...taste has a bright coffee flavor to it...really interesting in fact, because it doesn’t taste like dark rich coffee, but like a bright acidic guatamalan coffee...very interesting!
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, coffee, pepper. Tastes of coffee rinds with an earthy finish.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured hazy, darker garnet with a ring of beige head and carbonation sliding up the sides of the glass. The aroma picked up cold coffee, first and foremost, wtih a little chocolate and some herbal notes present.. if you dig deep, resonant pine shows up.. bizarre, but quite nice. The flavor showcased coffee as well, both in the malty middle and surrounding bitterness.. corn and oatmeal-like sweetness and smoothness worked well at the core.. finished with coffee and light pine bitterness. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. smooth middle contrasted against the brighter edges well.. felt quite good. Yum.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with a medium beige frothy head. Aroma of coffee beans, leafs, roasted malt, grassy and earthy hops… weird. Perhaps they should change the name to Obscura. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, sweet malt. Finishes with a coffee bitterness that I can only explain as beyond dry. Another odd concoction from Furthermore.
Juelze (1128) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of a rich fresh cup of coffee. Aroma is really amazing large amounts of coffee. Appreance is a rich amber hue with light off white head. Taste is mild chocolate and rich coffee tastes, it’s pretty amazing how well infused the coffee is into this beer. Moderate carbonation and light on the palate, this is a great beer.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2008 Drunk via small snifters.
Pours a dark amber color, with a almost no head. Aroma is strong! Wet coffee grounds all the way. Taste is bitter coffee, with some spicy roasts. Good stuff! I’m surprised they harnessed all this aroma and flavor in a non-stout/porter style.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dark copper colored body with some hints of amber. There was a light khaki head on top. The aroma was lightly roasted coffee with some caramel mixed in. The taste was light coffee with some woody notes. Finishes dry with a little bit of roast character. Cheers to Furthermore for putting coffee in somethign other than the typical stout.