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 “A Nicaraguan all-female growers co-op (stop) A lusciously aromatic just coffee roast (stop) Our warm-fermented, cold-lagered cerveza oscura (huh?)” 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. It’s 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 I’m not a coffee drinker. Keep up the good work Furthermore.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$2 single from Lemon Tree. Smell has some roast malt and a touch of coffee, but also something metallic, like a rinsed glass (no, this glass was cleaned some time ago. A darker Vienna lager color, always a surprise to find a coffee or chocolate beer that isn’t pitch black. Taste comes in equal parts light roast coffee, and a fizzy beer. Certainly a unique combination, and I give it props for that. This could be the basis of a fine coffee soda, with malt instead of sugar, yes?
MarkSachon (496) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle over a Greek lunch at Baruni’s in Baden, PA. Everything is nice here, perfect balance or ingredients, freshness, etc. Has and uncanny bitterness that must be from the coffee. Adding corn for creaminess is a novel idea that works well.
tomnapper (5) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Right balance of coffee to malt. Nice coffee and toffee nose. Light on hops. Best of the coffee beers by far.
Imperial_Scout (357) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Amber with thin white head. Very stong coffee nose. Thick, roasty taste and drink almost like a lighter stout. Not bad.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Jerry’s. Copper with good, creamy, tan head, light legs / Sweet, malty nose of spun sugar, tobacco, coffee / Light to medium body, smooth, creamy, lightly sweet, some chew, and good hop balance with bitter finish / Bright but mellow flavors of roast coffee, tobacco, cocoa, spun sugar, with citrus notes / Really a lovely session ale?, with a superb body and an interesting, complex, flavor profile with the coffee aspect properly subdued.
TheHOFF43 (1616) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark with terrific coffee aroma and flavor. really nice palate, delicious cocoa mixed in with the coffee.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some roast/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some caramel, roast, some chocolate, light coffee bitter. Light-medium body, light stickiness, acidity.
rxeight (994) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh, not a huge fan of this one. Light in body, coffee is strong but doesnt mix as well as with stouts. Lots of carmel.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty interesting take on a coffee beer. Very refreshing and light, crisp. Pretty balanced, despite the toffee and smooth nutty undertones, still a cold one. Pretty good.
tmoreau (2067) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a cold shaker (too crowded to bother sending back) showing a cloudy, amber brown, (less the frost) modest, tan head that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and light, patchy lacing. The nose was very roasted coffee, some baker’s chocolate, and a light malt presence. Medium bodied with good effervescence, my initial impression was "iced coffee" before reading any description. Medium hop bitterness built as the beer warmed. Lightly sweet, but didn’t notice much flake/creaminess. Finished with a decent astringency and dryness. Not on the steady diet list, but interesting.