stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Beige head disappears fast. Fizzing notes of coffee and caramel. Taste is very malty, but balanced with hop into coffee flavor with caramel after finish.
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Devil’s Advocate in a pint glass with commonshawn. Post-Prince tribute block party experience from afar. Light amber colored hue with minimal lacing and head. Nose has elements of caramel and coffee with sweetness dominating. Taste has some subtle coffee notes but resembles a caramel syrup filled coffee drink from Starbucks. There is some bitterness towards the end when hops come into play. Malt is still running the show overall and hits the palette heavy in the finish and aftertaste. It’s the first oak aged coffee amber I’ve ever had and it falls just short of generating full on mourning wood. Still elicits a little excitement though.
arnold931 (1179) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with off white head. Nose is caramel, toffee and a little bourbon. Taste adds some coffee and oak. Nice.
Strykzone (6176) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A big beige fluffy head slowly falls leaving sticky lacing. I rolled the bottle and plenty of gloppy sediment was loosened. The beer is opaque orange brown. I smell a lot of rich caramel and toffee. The flavor has coffee in front with oak. Sweet fruit behind that and it is raisin and tangerine. Toffee. Interesting stuff and it is complex. A lot going on here.
batneil (576) - - OCT 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very tasty, smoky and full of coffee. Nice aroma. Golden brown colour, thin head.
skortila (5099) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has caramel, some grassy hops, hint of coffee, some oak. Amber coloured beer with a medium, off-white head. The taste is light bitter and sweet, has caramel, raisin, some grass and finishes with a touch of coffee. Very good brew.
drpimento (2863) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exceptional amber ale. The blending & balance of qualities & balance is masterful.
mstrcrwly (894) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..amber with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of coffee,caramel,oak,roasted nuts..tastes of coffee,wood,caramel,resin..unique beer..very good.
Cousin_Larry (778) - - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this one based solely on name, but it ended up being a solid selection. Light color with strong coffee flavor.
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Gino's East. pours dark brown with minuscule head. Initial malt caramel taste with a delicate hint of coffee at the finish.
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arkurzynski (2116) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber red. Nose of fruity malt, nutty coffee, caramel malt, and light oak. Flavor is tangy oak and fruit malt, smokey/nutty roast coffee. Lingering toasted malt, coffee, and oak. Nicely done.