Kosmokrator (416) - - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nebuloso color ambra con un cappello di cremosa schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Aroma inizialmente dominato dai luppoli, agrumati e parzialmente resinosi, accompagnati da un velato sentore di caffè e cacao amaro. Assaggiata sfodera subito le note di caffè, asciutte e avvolgenti, perfettamente bilanciate con l’amaro dei luppoli tipico di una IPA. Corpo medio, setosa al palato e con un’effervescenza delicata che la rende "soffice". Curioso esperimento, pienamente riuscito!
Weezel (79) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy and musty burnt orange. A weird but appealing aroma where the coffee and hops mix. Taste is hoppy, malty and the after taste had a coffee flavor that really lingers. Interesting and good.
jjgmd (1196) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany maple color with a loose java head. Nose is coffee and hops. Taste is hoppy with a coffee flavor and pine and resin notes. Not your typical IPA. Finish is bitter, with a moderate coffee resinous lingering.
Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden orange with a beige head and aroma of hops and light coffee. Taste is slight bitter with hops, grapefruit, light coffee, malt, and caramel with a dry. bitter finish. Interesting and nice IPA
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Stale coffee, some dried fruits, citrus and grass with a hint of sweetness.
LilBeerDoctor (3301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, pale malts, and coffee grounds. Flavor of sweet malt, coffee grounds, roasted malt, sweet fruits. As a previous rater noted, this is pretty malty for an IPA and does taste slightly old. I think it might be better if more of the IPA hops came out. Mostly it is just sweet malt and coffee grounds which just don’t quite mesh so well. Interesting beer, I’m not sure if a fresh sample would taste better, but as it is it fell a little short.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. No way to tell really what version of coffee this keg uses, so I guess I’ll just rate the entry that’s not retired and has more rates. Somewhat hazy amber color. Little ring of off-white head. A bit or two of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good, full mouthfeel. Caramel malt, some nice toasty malt aroma. A bit maltier for an IPA (likely that this is not an ultra-fresh keg, naturally) but it works very well with the coffee in this instance. Awesome big complex coffee aroma, kind of earthy. Not too bitter, strong, overly roasted or harsh, just very pleasant overall; works well with the light malty sweetness. Impressive stuff. I wasn’t expecting it to work as well as it does. The bigger malt factor does the coffee a favor, here. I sure am a coffee fan, aren’t I?
Choos (563) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some coffee and hop aroma
Hazy light brown with a merangue head
Perfectly balanced coffee and malt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Buongiorgio00 (538) - - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Luppolo e caffè sappiamo che sono buoni amici, ma a mikkeller non basta e vuole convolare a nozze. Buon amaro dato dal luppolo tomahawk e anche dal caffé, ma che risulta abbastanza lieve ed equilibrato. Buona, senza gusti esplosivi.
Vanz (188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. The aroma highlights the tomahawk and coffee equally as well. Perfect combination of coffee and hop bitterness and malt sweetness.
Renobob (145) - - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très belle couleur ambrée, un nez parfumé à souhait. En bouche un subtil équilibre entre le café et le houblon de l'IPA. Un régal absolu !