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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our coffee beer is more "iced coffee" than "double-mocha-mud", more "summer quencher" than "winter warmer". I start with a brown Mexican lager to compliment the coffee of choice, "Nicaragua" (beans from the La Fem Grower’s Co-operative, roasted by Just Coffee of Madison.) I include flaked maize both for added creaminess and to appease the sun gods. Extra-warm fermentation lets the yeast create more interesting flavors (the California-common effect, or "Vapor Beer", if you speak Beer-Spanglish.) Hop bitterness is increased to offset the sweet flavor of un-brewed coffee. Whole beans are soaked in the beer during cold maturation - the alcohol extracts and retains aromatics that would otherwise be lost to hot water. You want numbers? Well, numbers you shall have: 15 degrees Plato; 37 IBU’s; 5.3% ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2477) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grinder (6) - Columbus, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeke626 (428) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
(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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (706) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours a clear amber with off white head (thin layer). Aroma is fairly light but a buttery coffee with hints of nut. Flavor is wow coffee and delicious. Hints of nut (almond) with definite medium roast coffee. Body is light with fair carbonation. This is a very interesting beer and a well down gamble by furthermore. A coffee lager that is somewhat refreshing even in summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Pours a clear amber brown with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is very sweet with toffee, caramel, bitter chocolate and coffee. The coffee flavor comes through a lot stronger in the flavor though not overpowering. Some toasted almonds as well are detected. Finishes short and coffee bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture.


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