muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from some liquor store in southern Wisconsin, summer 2008, served initially quite cold. Hazy dark copper, nearly opaque, with a thick lasting tan head that laces just a bit as it fades....loads of rough dark coffee in the aroma, a bit of caramelized malts, some burnt black chocolate, a hint of thyme and other indefinable aromatic spices, quite lovely....great nutty, roasty coffee flavor that somehow integrates well with the light grainy dry lager characteristics, a touch of dry twiggy hops, quite intense and rich for this style, enough so that this feels more like a sippin’ beer than a quaffing one despite its lightness and relatively low ABV....moderate carbonation, strong lasting finishing bitterness. A beauty.
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth cocoa and coffee flavors with light malt. Very nice, long finish. Not too creamy, not too sweet. Full flavor, but extremely drinkable.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - 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 (506) - 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 (363) - 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 (1900) - 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 (1674) - Robbinsdale, 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 (11181) - 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 (1046) - 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.