Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with off white head. Nose of coffee, roasted malts and toffee. Flavor is roasty, nutty and somewhat bitter. Pretty nice coffee beer.
Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, best by April 3 2009. Pours a clear reddish amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is cold coffee and a little toffee and nuts.
The flavor is coffee and roast with some nuts and fruit leading to a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.
Overall, itís pretty one dimensional with the coffee notes, but I enjoy it. Itís interesting having a lighter coffee beer with some fruit notes.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee, burnt malts and other mildly vague malty notes. The taste is sweet with caramel and sugar sweetness to go along with smooth coffee notes. Coffee takes over by midway and provides mild dryness to cut the early onslaught of sweetness. It tastes like a dark stout-ish beer but doesnít really look like one.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a dark amber color with reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of coffee, lemon, citrus peel, honey, anise. Flavor is sweet and roasted with notes of honey, caramel, spices, malt, toffee, some hints of honey. Generally medium body with a fizzy finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at City Beer in SF. Medium amber-brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is coffee and sweet malt. Coffee flavor really stands out by itself, with caramel malt playing a side role. Decent but balance is not really there. Medium palate.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a orange with a jello head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, and toffee.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, fire roasted chilies, caramel, and lemongrass. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, toffee, roasted mild hatch chilies, and caramel.
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The espresso is rather evident in the nose, overriding slighter notes of chocolate and lemon. Very novel flavor-almost earthy coffee grounds. A little sweetness and citrus as well. Iíd love to experiment a little with food pairings.
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 (5186) - 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.