Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>12 oz bottle</i>
When I found out that Furthermore had a new release I picked up a bottle while in Madison for the Great Taste. This is probably one of the best releases they’ve had. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.
<b>Aroma / Appearance</b> - Straight black coffee grounds and an indescribable sweetness. Balanced it reminds me almost of a liquer.
<b>Flavor / Palate</b> - Slightly bitter cherries melded with vanilla and creaminess. The malty aftertaste contained black coffee. The ABV isn’t obvious at all; this is a very drinkable release worth checking out.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, bright amber-orange color; light-tan head with creamy, fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of nicely roasted coffee grounds, tea, and a very light citrus acidity in the aroma; pleasant coffee character. Medium mouthfeel: loads of cold coffee, light roast, with some dark chocolate and espresso notes present in the background; definitely hits that "iced coffee" note square on the head; enjoyable, drinkable, with some creaminess and soft sweet maltiness at the core; good coffee beer even for my wife and I, who don’t normally care for them. Lengthy finish: iced black coffee, lightly roasted malts, and some toastiness; ends quite balanced.
beastiefan2k (2808) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MMMMMM, yum. Doesn’t look special clear dark lager brown. Here comes the cool part, smells like such dry coffee that it comes off as herbal and jalapeño like. Taste is just barely sweet and very clean lager with lots of ashy espresso and herbally-jalapeño thing. very easy drinking with a long lingering flavor.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Aromas of iced espresso, nutty malts, slightly floral. Deep red-brown. Cream-colored head, moderately thick, lasts a bit, then dissipates all at once to leave a nice lacing. The first sip carries on the iced coffee comparison well, then surprises with a burst of bright citrus, like clementine oranges. The malt backbone is nutty with just a little chocolate. Without being at all thick in the palate, there’s a chocolate-milk smoothness underlying at all, that somehow doesn’t jar with a peppery prickliness in the finish. Highly drinkable.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Copper color with just a hint of red. Taller, billowy cream colored head. Burnt coffee along with some hints of canned chile peppers(DMS). The DMS subsides, but you are still left with a pile of spent coffee grounds. LIght malt start. A pale lager or ale backdrop. An odd green pepper flavor mixed with instant coffee. I had this on tap at the Wisconsin State Fair and thought it better than this. Finish and linger are quite dry in feel, but there are some sweet coffee hints and a herbal hops bite. Not my cup of joe. I have tastes of Cave Creek and coffee that I must now get rid of.
Grinder (6) - Columbus, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a rich foamy head where you have to stop the pour unless it overflows the pint glass.
Rich color,darker then a brown but not black.
Flavor is rich and gains character as it gets warmer - this beer MUST be room temp to truly enjoy.
Mouth feel is is warm and furry velvety,
But the true surprise is once the brew passes your tongue and travels down the after taste is magnificent - a WOW effect.
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a clear, amber brown body with a thin, off white/yellow head. This beer is pretty much all coffee in the aroma and flavor. The coffee is definitely a decent quality coffee with a great earthy tone along with a hint of tobacco. Light bodied with a bitter coffee finish.
Guerde (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is definitely strong of coffee, but also an earthy component that smells like a walnut, and a touch of dark chocolate along with green bell pepper. The taste is quite roasty, yet does not become an astringent mess. There’s really not too much else in the flavor, just the roast and some light chocolate. Body is fairly light and is full of carbonation with a pretty dry finish that is somewhat distracting.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brownish amber color. Smells more like cold coffee then any coffee stout or porter I have ever drank. I would guess the lagar base allows more of the coffee aromoas to come threw and not be masked by characteristics of the darker styles. Taste is crisp and light, but so full of coffee. Fairly one dimensional, but who cares when the coffee aspect works so well. Basiclly your summer coffee beer. Such a great idea. This stuff is amazing, and ridiculously priced at 8 bucks a sixer. Im buying a case.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale brown color, a bit of foamy head. Flavor is deliciousness of coffee and some nice roasty sweet malt. Seriously, this is almost like drinking iced coffee. Wow, a coffee flavored beer that isn’t as thick as mud. Hopefully Furthermore keeps brewing this, because it’s real fucking good.