Atom (1405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a murky light brown/amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of mild coffee, caramel malts, light oak, and scotch tape, weird. Thin coffee with hops on the front of the palate, caramel and oak, with more coffee on the finish. Intetesting. Reminds me of a sweet iced coffee drink from Starbucks.
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. Darkish copper with a lasting film of cream. Aroma is caramel coffee and biscuit. Tastes of toffee, coffee, biscuit and a touch of peppery wood. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and is drinkable even though slightly to the sweet side.
574deadzone (1074) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a smaller khaki head that leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves dried fruit notes, cocoa, and roasted coffee beans, fairly deep with complexity. Pretty sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat oily, medium carb, creamy, with a lengthy chocolate and coffee tinged finish. Pretty decent brew, a mixed bag of sorts. The coffee takes over after a while, which isn’t so bad.
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with nuts, as well as fruity and sweet notes of berries, coffee and kandi. Medium body with no carbonation. Flavour is sweet with nuts, kandi and fruity notes, and with a nutty, earthy finish.
Spab (2522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a cloudy amber colour with lasting cream-coloured head and lots of floaties. Aroma is fresh coffee beans, biscuit, caramel and light oakiness. Flavour is very much coffee-forward with gently toasty biscuit, sweet caramel and some light vanilla and oak. Fine carbonation. Neat one.
BrewBoxer (2092) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the growler nyc. Pours a deep brick reddish color with a cloudy color. Malty hop balance with a nice easy drinking flavor to it. Decent
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Ruby red, quite hazy, big beige head. Smell of coffee, oak, grain, some dark fruits and malts. Moderate sweet, dark fruits, caramel, some malts, more coffee and some tannins. Moderate bitter finish. A very strange beer. Good malt base and hops, but not really sure about that coffee added
chucklemation (537) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy light brown with a long-lasting white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is an incredible blend of caramel, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak, and malts. Tastes and feels more like a stout than an amber ale. Delicious.
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy dark amber color. Tiny size head. Stale coffee, grainy notes in aroma. Toffee, sweet, coffee, cherry, woody notes in taste. Sweet body.
ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle - Hop City in Birmingham, Alabama.
Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body, lightly hazed, with a smallish, sustained, ivory-hued head.
Smell: Niiice. The satiating coffee bean scent is forward, followed by the American oak, the caramel (presumably American as well), toasted malts, teensy hint of vanilla, and subtle, restrained hop notes of floral and citrus.
Taste: A ladle of sweet caramel leisurely drizzled over toasted bread crusts and biscuit tops, then, a big sip of roasty coffee. Citrus backed with minute amounts of florals and green herbs. A little tangy cherry emerges upon warmth. Moderate bitterness. Bittersweet, caramel-coffee on the finish with some lingering oakiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyed it! Tasty, with good oak accents, and, I know I say it every time, but, I do enjoy the use of coffee in non-stout beers.