Lemke10 (664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off, kudos to Furthermore for their uniquely named beers as this one certainly caught my eye in the mix and match section. This is a beer with 100% fair trade coffee, or as the bottom of the bottle reads ďA Nicaraguan all-female growers co-op (stop) A lusciously aromatic just coffee roast (stop) Our warm-fermented, cold-lagered cerveza oscura (huh?)Ē Did you understand all that?
It pours a medium brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is mostly coffee to the degree that if we did a blind smell test, you would never guess this was a beer. Overall it is very inviting for the coffee beer lovers. This just might rival some of the best coffee beers that Wisconsin has to offer.
The taste is smooth yet quite bold. Once again is this beer of coffee? The texture is very much like a beer but the coffee flavoring overpowers the malts and hops. It is quite unique as you usually only see coffee used in stouts and porters instead of an American lager. It leaves behind a mild coffee after taste.
This was a pretty interesting find. Itís not something I am going to want all the time, but it is certainly a well made, good tasting brew. The creativity to put coffee into a lager was a good choice as this turned out to be a pretty damn good coffee beer especially since Iím not a coffee drinker. Keep up the good work Furthermore.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com
beerbaaron (871) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark hazy amber, small creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, some milk chocolaty sweetness, some nuttiness. Creamy medium body, very clean and smooth. Flavor is just delicious. Creamy nutty coffee, light milk chocolate, slightly bitter hop finish. Very enjoyable.
MarinEvelyn (436) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
auburn color. scents of chocolate and coffee. smooth, strong coffee flavor. hints of chocolate
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma starts and finishes with coffee beans. Appearance is lighter than I expected in a burnt orange variant with a white head that lingers in wisps. Taste starts with a mild sourness and subtly coffee flavors. Overall, this is a pleasant beer but not one I want a 6-er of.
kaser (2038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark but see thru pour. Very thin. No head. Not much aroma. Big taste. Coffee upfront but a smooth bourbon like sweet finish. Good beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wrxlr8 (2) - Concord Twp, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent overall beer - the coffee flavor is noticeable but does not take on the bitter flavor of many coffee stouts. Itís a refreshing beer for such a complex profile. Good toasty caramel flavor, nice bitterness that falls off at the finish, and a clean creamy pour.
thomas15 (623) - USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is all coffee. Great coffee nose on a dark brown lager. Very coffee in flavor as close as a beer could be to an iced coffee. Really cool.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting take on the coffee beer: a Coffee Mexican Dark Lager. Modest coffee on the nose, coupled with a definite lager aroma. Not too pretty either. Tastes good, not great, with a very brisk coffee flavor that moves along a little too quickly to benefit the dark lager. Mild bitterness on the finish, but the lagery-sweet fade isnít very pleasant, showing off why corn should never be used in beer. The texture comes off thin and undercarbonated; I can see this as a summer beer, quick and easy and forgettable.
steeleliver (116) - 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 wasnít perfect as a bit watery around the front end, but finished with a solid coffee.
A new personal favorite.
fidelis83 (1799) - 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 Iíd expected. Like using a nutty coffee to bridge the gap between a mild and brown ale, but you know, itís a lager. The mouthfeel fits the flavor profile very well.