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RATINGS: 193   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17931) - 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 (15388) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11736) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11681) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich roasted coffee aroma, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of coffee flavor, good sweetness to balance the heavy coffee, light bitterness from the roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10328) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9623) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle from noncaloric. wow what a cool and VERY good beer. Pours a mahagony color with a small light head. Aroma is full of coffee and lightly roasted malt. Flavor hits you with some very nice coffee tones followed by a nice malt sweetness and some caramel malts lead way to a perfect balance of hops. This beer tastes like a mix between a brown and an amber with some good coffee notes. I could drink more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9270) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9074) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9059) - 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.

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