JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty bad actually. Burnt coffee aroma and flavor, and it covers up any interesting flavors that might be in there from the spices or lemon.
highibus (661) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a deep amber to crimson brown with white head. great lacing. slight aroma of coffee and sweet malt. flavor is slightly sweet and creamy. roasted notes and hits of mocha coffee. clean finish.
Pawola22 (3090) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the flying saucer in KC. Pours a clear, dark copper penny color, with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head. The head stays the same size for the entire session and never leaves. There is a good amount of lace as well. Nice looking beer. The aroma is a pronounced smokiness probably from deep roasted malts and chocolate espresso coffee beans with hints of lemony citrus, toffee and hazelnut, and sweet caramel malts. The taste is very similar to the aroma, reminding me of an instant coffee. Espresso beginning, sweet middle, and a lemony hint at the end. Light-medium bodied with a slightly “fresh, but dusty” feel and taste to it. Finishes dry and toasty. Lingers nicely with some light bitterness. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer a lot. It was an ale with the qualities that would normally be found in a dry stout. Great balance between the espresso roasts/sweet malts/bittering hops. Nicely done.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a clear deep copper color with a small off white head. Light layered lacing. Coffee dominates the aroma and flavor. Light esters and malt is detectable. Medium body. This beer is actually pretty good.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago...really interesting beer that I really enjoyed!!! California redwood in color with a nice eggshell head. The coffee influence in this beer is undeniable and extremely unique. You’d expect this flavor in a porter or stout but it holds it’s own in this ale. Along side the note of espresso, flavors and aromas of caramel, toffee, and even bitter chocolate find their way into the mix. I couldn’t identify the lemon peel but their is a subtle citrus kick. Love when breweries push the envelope and it works.
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber-brown with a small light head. Aroma of stale coffee, a hint of lemon, and some light roasted malt. Flavor is old coffee, some caramel notes and lemon peel on the finish. Interesting, but not impressive.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Autumn Brew Review 2008. Copper color with a large head. Strong coffee aroma. Very light nuttiness and malt taste, but the coffee is dominating. Many parallels were drawn to Furthermore Oscura, and not in a bad way for either beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Papago. Different. Fruity sweet with mild smokey chocolate finish. I liked this one.
IrishBoy (3616) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sanford’s Grub and Pub, Cheyenne, WY; Nose of coffee, caramel, and brown sugary sweetness; light brown with a medium beige head; flavor is expresso with a little citrus and sweetness.
bbrock81 (291) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crescent Moon. Pours a clear, reddish gold, with a very small head. Light aroma is slightly sweet and slightly coffee, perhaps like a watered down flavored coffee drink. Flavor is about the same, some sweet malt notes with some bitter coffee accent to it, especially in the finish. Pretty decent after a few swallows to get used to it, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again.