Iphonephan (1198) - Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso DuPont Circle DC. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Toasted caramel nose. Notes of coffee and figs. Mild bitter finish.
Westchesterco (241) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of wood and alcohol and coffee appearance a golden cloudy color with a slight white heady kayes flavors of vanilla figs and raisin with a overtone of coffee. Remains on the palate with a string finish
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours golden burnt orange with a rim of off white bubbles. The aroma is mostly coffee, sweet fruits too. The flavor starts grainy and with a hint of coffee, hits a tart sort of acidic bump and goes back to the grains with coffee lingering long term with the pale malt. Very well congealed brew, interesting and smooth.
snoworsummer (352) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at churchkey. Smells like raisins and yeast. Tastes like dried fruit, plums, dates, apricots carrots.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy brown with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, coffee, oak, floral hops, and light chocolate. Flavor is coffee, cocoa, sweet malts, light floral hops, and dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aoma of vanilla, coffee, cocoa. Taste has vanilla, coffee grounds, chocolate. Nice.
crossovert (4558) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite form this brewery. It just seemed like caramel juice to me. I liked the hints of coffee and oak but it just came over as a super malty caramel amber.
radarsock (478) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second beer tried at Local Option, Chicago. The bartender described this as being an "oak-aged coffee ale". Oak aged? Coffee? Ale? Um, fuck yeah! This I had to try; I’m just a sucker for anything barrel aged and brewed with coffee. Poured a hazy dirty blonde orangeade with a thin yet long-lasting white ring which rested atop. Smells of pipe smoke, papaya, pineapple, farmhouse yeast, artificial vanilla and cappuccino foam. Not nearly as fruity how it had smelt, but I’m definitely picking up coffee beans (light to medium roast), soy, wheat malt and pickled pears. Alright; not as enjoyable as I was hoping. The flavor was just too strange for me.
queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Fresh roasted coffee, and a little bit of smoky oak. Aroma reminds me of walking into a coffee serving bookstore. Hazy amber with a small white head. Sweet caramel malt, earthy smooth coffee - like a smooth Sumatran coffee, and light oak flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Woody coffee and caramel malt aroma - absolutely wonderful. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet coffee and caramel malt with mild herbal hops flavor. Nicely blended. Delicious - love this beer.