VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee grounds and chocolate nose with hints of citrus. Brown/orange color with foamy head, medium tan head. Coffee liquor, mint, and marzipan sweetness, subtle bitter bite. Big carbonation, full body, coffee candy finish. Very interesting....coffee is expressed in a very sweet way, not really a roasted fashion, worth trying and would pair well with the right dish.
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at City Beers, SF
Slightly hazy amber with a very brief head.
Loads of coffee(-grounds) and citrus in both aroma and flavour.
Pretty fizzy and slightly weird.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BJís, nice amber color and then a whiff of straight espresso. Amazingly one-dimensional in aroma, all espresso. The taste is complete espresso with a hint of citrus. The flavor and smell donít match the appearance at all, this was a weird beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-25-2008 04:36:19
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Saucer in Houston. Pours a light, clear, brown into the glass with a thin white head. Aroma smells like fat tire served out of a coffee urn. Flavor really rubs me the wrong way. The coffee flavor I get from this beer tastes like a pot of coffee that you left sitting over a weekend and then tried to reheat. I love that a brewery of New Belgiumís size experiments with beers like this, but for me this one was a complete miss.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is easy to drink, but the coffe flavor is a bit out-of-place, it doesnít seem to fit with the beer.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool little coffee red type brew with a nice little bit of citrus in the back. Iím surprised I like this as much as I do. Pretty good.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Freakin Frog, Las Vegas. As Iíd never seen this brew before, I thought why not order it. Pours amber with a tan head. Nose is sweet and light with hints of coffee. Taste is big, with a lot of coffee and espresso, overall not bad.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at The Hopyard @ San Ramon. Very nutty - in fact if I was told they used pecan and walnut instead of coffee and lemon, I wouldnít be surprised. Pours dark amber min white head. Lots of nutty notes. Tastes sweet - Iím not tasting the espesso but its good. Finish is clean, with a sweet note.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark copper hue. Vigorous pour produces a finger width of beige head. Watery coffee aromas with a hint of cocoa. Medium bodied with a thin, weak coffee flavor. Typical NBB house yeast character. Finishes with a decent hop kick. Enjoyable drinking. Good difference from the normal coffee beer offering.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely coffee on the nose. Deep amber color. Lemon peel adds just enough to make it light and interesting. Not much else there, but I just ate a pretty spicy burrito, so my mouth is kind of numb. Considering "espresso-roasted" doesnít necessarily mean anything in particular, I canít tell the difference between this and infused with regular old coffee, but interesting beer nonetheless.