steeleliver (84) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Very much like a coffee stout but without the thickness and creaminess. Refreshing light coffee flavor draws you in, tasting very much of coffee infused/blended ales, not two separate favors . Golden red color with short head. Palate wasn’t perfect as a bit watery around the front end, but finished with a solid coffee.
A new personal favorite.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, slightly hazy amber with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is nutty coffee, floral hops, toast, cereal grain, malt sweetness and a touch of dry straw. Flavor is big on very mild, nutty coffee, floral hops, earthy malt, a touch of spice and a light, sort of stale toffee note. Palate is light to medium bodied, with a creamy entry, moderate carbonation and creamy, but slightly chalky finish. Pretty good, not really what I’d expected. Like using a nutty coffee to bridge the gap between a mild and brown ale, but you know, it’s a lager. The mouthfeel fits the flavor profile very well.
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown, very little head. Aromas of a fresh pot of coffee. A big roasted coffee flavor with some chocolate. Some malts, but mainly strong coffee. If you like coffee, then you’ll love this beer.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, heavy coffee, and an underlying hint of cocoa. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel and earth. Overall body is moderate and finishes with some nice roasted bitterness.
fata2683 (2167) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from Zipp’s, pours light reddish brown with a medium creamy tan head that lasts the length of the glass. Aroma is big coffee beans and mild roast. Flavor is creamy oats and toast with big flows of coffee, semi-sweet mild roast, bold heavy roast, all very fresh and clean in the finish. Sublime!
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light tan colour, with an eighth inch of head. Distinct coffee aroma.A little lace. Average mouthfeel, good drinkability, with good bitterness and secondary malting. Coffee very distinct. Gets bitterer towards the end, but tolerable. Fast dissipitating head.
hombrepalo (1623) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GLBF 2011. Poured a thin blackish brown with minimal head. Smells like coffee grains and toasted malts. taste is similar with a nice bitter finish. Not bad but too thin.
crossovert (4567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
/hinting towards coffee. It is a lighter beer though, just seems like a mish-mash of a beer.
FunkyBrewster (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours a deep amber brown with a small creamy light beige head. Aroma is very much like a slightly weak brewed coffee. A bit of a roastiness and a hint of dark cocoa. Flavor has a very strong iced coffee character, touches of dark fruit and a crisp clean finish. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Interesting beer, not bad, nothing crazy good but very drinkable.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting color, like an amber brown, beige cover. The aroma is lots of earthy coffee, cocoa, caramel. Taste is again very earthy, green coffee beans the roast is there but light unlike in coffee stouts where the roasted malt enhances the coffee flavor. This is actually very nice, clean caramel sweet malt with the true earthy nature of coffee beans.