Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Firkin in Libertyville, served in a snifter.
A: Pours light brown with ruby edges and a slight haze to the body. A thin off white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Mild splotches of lace appear as I drink.
S: Mild toasted malts, smooth coffee and some mild oak are all present in the nose. There isn’t too much else going on at this point though.
T: Sweet malts and light roasted coffee are present up front. The coffee is slightly more subdued than I would like. The oak comes through in the middle with a toffee malt and there is slight fruity hop presence on the backend.
M: Easily drinkable. Medium bodied with an average carbontion level and a slight drying finish.
O: This sort of reminds me of a Coffee Bender that’s been sitting around for a long time (flavor wise). The flavors were nice, but they just felt slightly restrained IMO. An easily drinkable beer, though, and if you like just a touch of coffee I would suggest trying this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-13-2012
demmbonz (303) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice amber with very subtle coffee hints. Has some nice vanilla flavors from the aging. Smooth and tasty. Interesting style. I liked it.
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazd reddish amber ale with a thin creamy light mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty caramel malt, with light coffee notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet nutty and woody maple malt, light vanilla, herbal hops, very roasty. On tap at Breukelen Bier Merchant, July 1, 2012.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bierkraft. Pours a faintly hazed amber with a thin white head. Caramel, toast, and malt on the nose. Medium bodied. Touch of toast, caramel. Sweet caramel with a long caramel and cocoa finish.
jredmond (4025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at bierkraft with Andy, pearl, jay and max. Pours a amber brown with light white lacing. Aroma is light coffee and cocoa. Mouthfeel is light and thin with notes of coffee and nuts.
tkrjukoff (3362) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Haymarket. Pours coppery amber eith a nice off white head leaving small laces. Aroma is coffee, dry, malty, some caramel. Flavor is coffee, woody, a bit nutty, slightly sweet, bitter and caramel. Finishes coffee and bitter dryish.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting ideas though I thought some did not come together. Amber coloured. Not so drinkable.
jstraw (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with good, creamy, beige head / Bright nose of brown sugar, maple, and oak / Light body, thin, with bitter, coffee, finish / Somewhat weak flavors of brown sugar, dark roast coffee, and maple / Flavor doesn’t quite match the fine nose.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Local Option. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Nice hoppy. Coffee beans. Light wooden. Pleasant malty. Fruity coffee. light wooden tartness. Sweet notes. Nice.
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on tap at Haymarket Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Excited to finally rate this. Pours a rich deeper amber copper hue, healthy sunset glow throughout, gentle haze, with a bigger cakey beige head atop, sticks around well and laces pretty well. Aromas are gentle oak and coffee, touches of caramel and biscuity malts, gentle soap, coffee strikes more into dominance at it warms a touch more. But, a gentle yet decent aroma. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering a healthy dose of coffee, roasty espresso mixes with earthy grounds, touches of biscuits, gentle toast, and some vanilla creaminess. A powerful flavor up front for what I was expecting. Gentle oak chips provide some mellow vanillin, touches of spice, as the backend still has some life. Biscuits, toffee, pretzels, and just a touch of gentle dryness. A bit sweet overall, a more decadent flavor for the appearance, taste is assertive, a bit one dimensional. A nice stronger coffee beer that showcases the coffee and some kisses of oak. Nice.