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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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
/hinting towards coffee. It is a lighter beer though, just seems like a mish-mash of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee and caramel aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle via recent BA trade. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of coffee beans, peppers, caramel malts, and toast. Flavor of coffee, caramel malts, roast, toast, nuts, earth, and sugar. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Thanks to J and R for this one. Quite tasty beer. A very ale tasting lager. Coffee and roasted flavors but not over heavy. Very nice. Serving: Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Thanks to BA tenderbranson69 for sharing this beer, poured chilled into my DFH signature glass. A - A lightly hazed dark crimson, very good clarity considering the coffee and 2 fingers of light cream -again nice considering the oils of the beans. Streams of lace collect and hold well. S - The beer is redolent of cold brewed coffee which is pleasant w/ a malty caramel note and light chalky nose M - A mild malt texture w/ moderate effervescent feel. A nice spice note is felt w/ slightly creamy feel and mild sweet finish T - The taste is mild w/ coffee at first w/ more nutty coffee mixed w/ an earthy toast taste and light hop flavor. There is a subtle fruit element similar to apple w/ a yeast taste in the finish D - This is a fine Cali Common. I once brewed a Steam beer based on an Anchor clone recipe w/ cold brewed Panamanian coffee, but this is more seemless in flavor, which is good. The base beer isn’t overwhelmend by the beans-well done!


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