craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with tons of sediment and minimal head. Predominant trait of the nose is coffee, lots of cream and malt as well. Flavor isn’t heavy by any means, but tons of coffee, cream, sugar, and a bit of hazelnut. Tastes like Starbucks, but better. Another solid offering from Ithaca Beer Co.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a one finger tan head. Aroma is LOADED with coffee and roasted malt. A creamy sweet vanilla cocoa nib complements the roast and dark sugar sweetness nicely. Flavor is again loaded with coffee, while the roast is gratuitous. Sweet creamy milk chocolate complements vanilla bean and hazelnut. Palate is medium to full with e sweet iced coffee finish. Yum.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from JW77. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE and more COFFEE!! The aroma is full of nice coffee and the flavor is all a very nice robust coffee. Damn I love coffee so I loved this beer. COFFEE!!!
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing smell of coffee candy, not like fresh coffee- which is a downside in my opinion. Still a delightful drink, very sugary sweet. Bottle thanks to either JW77 or Ryan.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Quite enjoyable at the time. Sweet with a little dark malts on the nose and has bitterness masking some of that good sweetness. A little dark cocoa and coffee bitterness. Balanced and drinkable. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Deep black beer. The aroma is loaded with sweet fresh coffee. Lightly chewy with a bit of soft cocoaish bitterness. Coffee is not at all vegetal. A soft sweetness with a bit of soft roastiness. RIch, sweet and malty but finishing with a bit of roastiness. It’s pretty good really.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler (brought I think by Chris…?) at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a clear blackish brown with a thin tan head. Coffee and jalapeno on the nose, with a bit of smoke. More smoke and stale ashtray flavors. Finishes with a little dry wood and roast. Somewhat underwhelming.
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. At first I loved this, but that love turned to like which quickly turned to loathe. So freaking coffee, almost overwhelming. A touch of sweetness, but no real milk or lactic notes, just astringent, two-day old coffee grinds in both the aroma and the flavor. Drinkable at least is its saving grace.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Barcade: Headless deep brown pour. Aroma is strikingly coffee grinds- damp old coffee grinds- nothing else. Slick feel but not sticky. Very coffeeish flavor- nearly no malt comes through. Perhaps a touch of milk sugar comes through. It’s tasty (I like coffee), but has nearly no discernible base beer character.