jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single from Three Cellars Milwaukee.
Coffee taste is not harsh at all.. Flavorful and smooth more refreshing than i had expected.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes - the commercial description nails this - it is like a summer-y coffee beer. And I thought it to be perfect for a warm summer day (in my case, walking around in the sun at the WI State Fair). It is roasty and chocolate-y, with a touch of Belgian Dubbel like fruitiness. Mouthfeel was quite refreshing and appropriate for a beer that is both supposed to be refreshing and extremely flavorful. It isn’t sticky and thick - it is light and a bit thinner than a coffee stout might be. I was really impressed with this beer; I thought it was summer beer and the most impressive summer seasonal I’ve had in recent memory.
A very unique beer.
I would highly recommend this beer. I had this on-tap at the Benno’s beer tent at the WI State Fair.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a large head. Aroma of a pile of fresh coffee beans. Lots of coffee and nut flavor. Dry malt and light roasted malt. I originally thought this was an excellent blend of a brown ale with coffee. Now that I see it’s based on a brown Mexican lager, I am even more impressed.
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep caramel in color with a creamy tan head. Stunning nose of pure coffee and malt. The palate is lighter. I like the lager as a base as something different than a coffee stout. Definite coffee notes with a solid bitterness. Hints of dark bitter chocolate and more coffee on the finish. Another stunning beer from furthermore!! These guys just don’t disappoint...
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
darkish brown in color. thin wheaty colored head. aromas of caramal, coffee, malt, and a hint of inner thigh. Bitterness and sweet malt start the dance. A tinge of astringancy from the coffee and roundness of malt create a nice counterbalance. A bit of smokiness in the back mingle with the coffee that slowly drifts forward in the aftertaste. The flavors are subtle and complex.