bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím 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 Iíve only seen this as part of a sampler, at least you get 4 of them in it though.
Busick (167) - 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 Belgiumís beers taste like Fat Tire except for many of the Lips of Faith series?
Butters (3665) - 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 donít 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 (93) - 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. Thereís very little bitterness, just enough to know youíre drinking beer. This is a fine one.
Sledutah (4071) - 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 (458) - 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 (191) - 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 (113) - 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 (510) - 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; Itís there, not sure if I would have picked it out if I didnít know about it, though.
scooterbub (774) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a brown amber with a half inch beige head that lasts. Taste is of coffee, malt, chocolate and lemon. Similar aroma. Has a decent body. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A nice surprise.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. the aroma is sweet coffee and very nutty. i do not pick up much citrus or lemon. very sweet almost sugary aroma. the taste is very similar to the aroma, however, you do pick up some of the lemon on the taste. this is a very weird combination but it goes very well together!