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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 Growerís 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 IBUís; 5.3% ABV.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2904) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wrxlr8 (2) - Concord Twp, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (688) - USA - JUN 20, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
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 youíll love this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
bottle from Zippís, 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!


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