bourbon2beer (9) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my all time favorite - loved the coffee and oak finishes, not overpowering - would be interesting to cellar for a while but couldn’t improve much - perfect
chucklemation (450) - 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.
hurdlecoachkm (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour a dark amber color. Can smell the oak and hints of coffee. Slight fruity taste, but goes well with the oak/ coffee.
shrubber85 (7515) - 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.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose smacks you in the face with some heavy coffee notes in there, with the wood aging coming through underneath. Taste is actually quite coffee laden with some hints of chocolate in there. Really interesting beer.
rhsiung (711) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
passed on it at fountainhead, because local option was my next stop. glad they had it there!
freeofthoughts (648) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, amber with a thick, tan head.
Aroma is caramel, roast, coffee.
Taste is malty, coffee, toffee.
Sweet...a little wood...
AlastairEvans (11) - - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great roast! Morning wood treats with earthy coffee flavor and, true to word, offers a balance of oak, dark fruit and coffee. I have not found this flavor coming out of anything but a stout. Mouthfeel not as aggressive as a stout; I recall Boulevard's coffee ale, but this better. 28/30.
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Tap house Des Plaines. Amber Ale huh? Well I would have been hard pressed to guess the style it is unusual. Very nice though. I like the wood aged without it being a stout twist. Hints at boozy but not bourbony. Serving: Tap