Lemke10 (903) - 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
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Crystal clear golden amber color, tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel biscuit. Big coffee flavor, but both the body and the beery characteristics are preserved. Works for me.
johnnymusky (593) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strange beer....nose is all coffee....pour is amber...nice little head....decent beer...coffee only on the finish....(#552)....
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear pale golden color with off-white head. Not much coffee on the nose, a little green bell pepper though; follows onto the palate. Lingering malt on the finish.
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from Binny’s. Thin body. Big coffee taste and aroma. Some malt. No other features of a coffee beer. Decent.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe the best lager I can remember. Pours amber with a creamy head. The aroma has coffee and malt. The flavor has the coffee and malt with enough hops to balance the sweetness. Very creamy on the tongue. Finishes both bitter and sweet, creamy and smooth. Outstanding.
Christpuncher (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong coffee flavor and bitter finished. Had a draft at bad apple in Chicagoan. Air is dark brown in color.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pinocchios. Pours a deep amber with a small off white head. Deep rich coffee nose with bits of bread and chocolate. Med body with coffee across the tongue... With layers of vanilla, chocolate, biscuit and caramel. Deep roasted coffee finish with layers of nuts and light chocolate.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker reddish amber with a thinner white head. The aroma gives a musty impression, which isn’t bad at all. It contains plenty of earthy malts and coffee, some smokiness, and hints of caramel. The taste is remains potent in coffee, which is balanced well with a lesser amount of caramel. Mild chocolate as well, while still containing a good amount of earthiness. The aftertaste is coffee and is subtle yet long lasting. This one is medium bodied, with a bit of a thinner, watery texture, with average carbonation. Its pretty good overall, but a little more straightforward and not terribly exciting.
kambei70 (792) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Pours a bright amber/brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a light malt with some vegetal/green pepper. Taste is toasty malt with the vegetal coffee that gives a light bitterness. A little residual sweetness. A medium, crisp, carbonated mouthfeel. Satisfies a summertime craving for a stout.
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jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautifully clear garnet tinged mahogany with a small ecru head that settles to a thin film and ring, with little lacing. Aroma of spent coffee beans with a pleasant nuttiness, light roast and dark caramel. Taste has a nice smooth coffee flavor with an underlying nuttiness. Slight roastiness and a molasses sweetness with a hint of burnt character. Finishes semi dry with a little roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel and body ate light with a medium carbonation. I found this to be a very delicious alternative to other coffee beers you find. It’s meant to be a warm weather beer and I think they did a wonderful and interesting job going the California Common route. Flavors are complimentary and very well balanced. Wish we could get it in Missouri.