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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Tasted 9/19/08. 12oz bottle. Thanks Keir. Filtered with a dark ruby garnet hue. Ring of off-white head. Rich malty aromas. Earthy. Medium bodied with a rich and tasty body. Tingling effervescence. Cocoa flavors. If coffee, then green mild roasted coffee. Slight bitterness. Light weak coffee. Touch grassy. The soggy coffee grounds really shines as it warms. Much better cold. Fun and different. Good tasting and a good palate. Not a coffee stout, but a good coffee beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
<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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - 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.

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