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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle on Train from Shefield to Huddersfield with Nightfall ... Brown ... big foam head ... big coffee nose with a little toffee ... sweet malty... little yeast ... again some coffee ... little bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21671) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dan! Pours brown with off white head. Nose of coffee, malt and exotic fruits. Taste is gummy bears, exotic fruit, bubblegum, coffee and malt. Weird spicy pepper/vegetable notes in taste from the odd flavor combination. Very odd brew. Worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle from allendodd. Thanks for this and all the others! Pours a ruddy copper with a three-finger beige head. It laced a bit. Aroma is coffee. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is mostly coffee. There’s some dark malt underneath. Lager? Ok. But it can stand up against a lot of porters and stouts. Damn tasty ale, er lager!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, toasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, toasted malt, light vanilla and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ughsmash (thanks!). Mmmm, coffee, I love coffee in my beer! Poured a deep orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, earthy/dirt, and some chocolate. Tates of coffee, vanilla cream, caramel, and lighter earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Sample at JaBier’s refrigerator reduction tasting on 08/15/09. This brew is a clear orange-amber color with a thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Coffee and floral hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, hops and caramel malt. The finish is smooth and well-rounded between moderately bitter coffee and sweet malt. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
/hinting towards coffee. It is a lighter beer though, just seems like a mish-mash of a beer.

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