bagalagalaga (109) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m used to coffee stouts and porters (and am a big fan), this one was great in a totally different way. Very good balance between coffee and lemon, which I never thought would work, not as earthy or toasty as the flavors in coffee stouts or porters. So far I’ve only seen this as part of a sampler, at least you get 4 of them in it though.
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought this as part of a mixed pack on my hunting trip last year. I don’t really like coffee or lemon, so this score is about where you’d expect from me, maybe even a little high, as you can easily discern both flavors. Forgot the bottle opener, so I had to use the deer’s brow tine to open the bottles. Gotta find something when you’re thirsty!
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, coffee, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee, light lemon, chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Have I mentioned that most of New Belgium’s beers taste like Fat Tire except for many of the Lips of Faith series?
Butters (3733) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, this is actually pretty good. Clear mahogany brown pour with very faint diminishing offwhite head. Nose smells of chestnuts and espresso beans. Big malty/nutty flavor with more toffee and caramel. I don’t find the lemon peel other than perhaps a slight bitterness of zest. The coffee is very remote, and in my opinion, the way it should be. A slight bit metallic and vegetal though. Decent job on this.
EyeAmBaldman (193) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man, this is a pretty good beer. Dark with a nice espresso kick and a twist of lemon. There’s very little bitterness, just enough to know you’re drinking beer. This is a fine one.
Sledutah (4282) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at the Christmas party, 2013
Dark brown with a beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of roasted, chocolate, roast coffee and resin
jebert (496) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark amber with a small tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is coffee and malt. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is of coffee, slightly burnt malt, toffee and a slightly dry hop finish. Lemon peel is lost in the coffee flavor. Good beer but not top tier.
Hartung32 (209) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unexpected new favorite for me. Won't replace Breakfast Stout anytime soon, but it's got a great coffee nose/taste for such a (relatively) light beer.
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Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle! Aroma is citrus with a slight coffee smell. Taste is coffee with a lasting after taste.
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EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown color. Coffee/jalapeno-ish, caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, mocha coffee flavor. A little of the jalapeno. Lemon peel is subtle; It’s there, not sure if I would have picked it out if I didn’t know about it, though.