mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty amber orange pour. Cloudy. Huge head, nice lacing. Peculiar pleasnt nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Clean finish. Delicious. Coffee gives it a maltiness without being sweet.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"murky amber orange pour, off white head. colder, the aroma is more sweet malts and hops and very little coffee. First sip is bitter up frint, especially grapefruit. Ample malts, and a long lasting bittersweet coffee finish that would end up being my favorite thing about this beer. More balanced aroma as it warms, though i started cool (not cold). REALLY cool when the coffee and hops come out in equal measure. It doesn’t hurt that this would be a decent IPA apart from the coffee either. The only bad part? A bit steep..."
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-9-13-
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a bronze-reddish color with a two finger thick rocky white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading over a moderate level of time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The coffee in the aroma wasn’t as strong as I would have expected. The aroma overall was heaviest of citrus grapefruit hop as well as some herbal and piney smelling hops. Along with these smells are aromas of some breadiness as well as a little bit of caramel and some tangerine adding just a touch of sweetness to the smell overall.
Taste – Just as with the nose, the taste is very weak in coffee especially upfront. The main flavors, initially to greet the tongue, are of a IPA nature with flavors of a bready and lightly caramel and tangerine sweet taste mixed with a whole lot of grapefruit hop. As the taste advances, pine hop flavors come to the tongue with the sweeter flavors losing a little bit of ground. At the end, a light coffee flavor dose come to the tongue adding a different bitter dimension to the taste. The coffee combines with the other IPA flavors and a newly arrived herbal hop flavor to leave a rather mixed flavor IPA taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Rather fitting for the IPA style, but nothing too exceptional.
Overall – A rather easy drinking and tasty IPA overall, but really lacking in the coffee I was hoping it would deliver. Nice, but not really worth the price you will likely pay.
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy, cloudy pale brown, small white head. Aroma is light coffee, mixed wet leaves, demarara sugar. Body is medium with middling carbonation for keg, not foamy. Taste is light coffee, floral , tangy pith, smooth finish. Not that bitter. OK, but a touch weird!
AndySnow (3357) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Spices, coffee, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, spices, fruit, grapefruit, some hops.
wvhoran (256) - Tasmania, - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Hazy to murky orange with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty, caramel, toasty, lots of citrus hop notes (grapefruit and orange). Some coffee hidden in the aroma. The flavour is sweet bready, toasty caramel malt, sweet citrus and the coffee which is light and pleasant. A very textured beer. The coffee flavour is minimal but does linger, with a dry roasted bitterness. Expected more coffee but still enjoy this.
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg @ Birmingham Beer Bash. Hope this is the right one, had it written down as something else. Horrible rotten vegetal taste. Not sure what went wrong here but definitely did not taste right. And couldn’t get much coffee.
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash 2014. Caramel coloured, spritzy dans le tongued. The coffee does not dominate, but does add a layer of cakey pleasing to a balanced IPA, with a ground sheet of dry hops. Well balanced.
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Amber with an off-white head. aroma of fresh coffee with hops, caramel, malt and hints of fruit. Different and interesting
VDuquerroux (289) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A dark brown beer with mahogany hues. Large off-white head, good persistence. Good lacing. Roasty aroma, coffee, blackcurrant, blackberry, herbs. First medium sweet, then medium dry bitter ; bittersweet waves. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish, a bit warming. Overall, good coffee aroma. Balanced. Delicious :)
Stuu666 (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, aroma of coffee and berries, taste is sweet, fruity, dry roasted coffee.