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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 Growers 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 IBUs; 5.3% ABV.

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   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 isnt overwhelmend by the beans-well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1064) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2016
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 12oz bottle from total wine and spirits. Murky copper with medium white head. Smells of grassy coffee and hints of metallic. Metallic flavor there at first but fades during the session , some roasted light grain notes and medium coffee. Simple finish, decent sweetness. Pretty light and refreshing for a coffee ale. But makes sense given the style combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5840) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2016
Aroma and flavor is coffee, malts, mild chocolate and a bitter/medium complex of all of the above finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a Friday work day in an empty nest before a friends going away party. Appearance is an amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is rich in coffee with nice caramel / malty undertones, smell is nice and decadent without being too sweet. Taste goes down very nicely, definitely strong in coffee but crisp without being too bitter. Im really liking this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21680) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Strange beer....nose is all coffee....pour is amber...nice little head....decent beer...coffee only on the finish....(#552)....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6675) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 ounce from Binnys. Thin body. Big coffee taste and aroma. Some malt. No other features of a coffee beer. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2834) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
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.

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