Theis (11355) - 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.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A - Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. S- Moderate malt, coffee and wood aroma. T - Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. M - Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. D - My expectations where exceeded.
Lubiere (8335) - 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.
Travlr (8186) - 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.
Sammy (7115) - 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.
shrubber85 (6047) - 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.
j12601 (5716) - 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.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Local Option. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a lot of coffee with some backing notes of oak. Flavor starts with light grain but finishes with strong coffee and oak.
crossovert (4772) - 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.
TheAlum (4359) - 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.