ej (628) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely amber with a large and creamy looking head that clings to the glass. Aroma of oaken barrels, malty caramel, cereal and some dried fruit. Taste is malty with notes of oak, coffee and toast. Hints of spice , honey and dates. Wonderfully complex and well balanced. Medium body. Dry finish with lively co2.
GreatDane1632 (152) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip -- Purchased from The Beer Temple Store. Aroma is a delicate coffee mixed with caramel and the faintest hint of chocolate. Looks like a cloudy, almost muddy amber/copper with some white foam that for the most part disappears with the exception of some stubborn glass-clingers. Taste is a very creamy roasty coffee flavor, notes of dark chocolate and delicate sweetness. The taste improves greatly as it warms up. Overall, was disappointed at first sip straight out of the fridge, but as it as warmed up I’m becoming more and more fond of the delicate mixture and balance this coffee amber has. Able to check this off of my ’wish list’ after being there since April 2012.
Nische (536) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours light amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of coffee, earthy malt, oak and roasted malt. Medium body.
nimbleprop (4205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is nice, blonde roast coffee, very nutty, almond, gristy, cracker. Flavor has a nice cold pressed coffee character, nutty, some cheese rind, a little caramel, malt. Lightly nutty, lightly sweet finish. I really like the blend of amber beer and coffee.
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are coffee, roast, caramel, and nuts - with a dry finish.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy amber with short white head. Smells of roasty caramel and oak and butterscotch. Lite bitterness
ryecatcher (657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber color with a thinnish white head, so-so retention and lacing. Nose is malty, coffee and caramel nuttiness. Mouth is medium-full, a creamy texture, malt forward mingling with a wallop of fresh brewed coffee, caramel, toasted almonds, mild bitterness at he backend and a subtle sweetness. Would pair perfectly with a pile of back bacon and a half dozen or so maple-glazed doughnuts. I’d figure the McKenzie brothers would call this the perfect breakfast beer, eh?
Vaiz (3149) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Hazy amber pour, solid white head. Aroma of coffee, beans, some licorice, spicy malts and some oak. Flavor is smooth, bitter coffee and sweet malts in a nice balance. Very full body and silky texture. Nice brew.
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Geruch leicht nach Kaffee, Holzfass, malzig. Geschmack malzig, holzig, Karamell, Kaffee, minimal alkoholisch.
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is light oak, coffee, hops, and some metal. Taste is coffee, bitter, hops. Slick texture. Very good.