joergen (19654) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery.
Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of coffee and spices.
Fruity flavour dominated by coffee with notes of spices and liquorice.
Fruity finish of coffee.
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at New Belgium Brewery. Clear dark brown - white head. Coffee, espresso, chocolate, caramel, nutty, citric. A bit simple but lovely.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ New Belgium. Brown pour with a white head. Big coffee aroma. Toast, light roast, and sweet sugar. Slight creaminess. Nice creamed coffee flavor. Roast, toast, and brown sugar. Slight nuttiness. Quite nice.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught and later bottle. Pours clear brown with an average, rocky and fizzy off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw, coffee), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather, meat) with notes of dates. Light bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan had. Aromas of coffee, carmel, toated malt and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of coffee, carmel, light roastiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp lingering coffee finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home picked up at RJs Fort Collins. This was included in their 2013 mix twelve back as a throwback to 2008. I had more than a few of one babies pre-RateBeer @ the Steakout Saloon. In all honesty, I probably got all kinds of fucked up on Giddy Up. Letís roll. Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Burnt roasty coffee, light chocolate, a bit citrusy/fruity aroma. Somewhat bitter, candied toffee, roasty coffee, chocolate, lightly fruity flavor. Not particularly hard to drink but Iím not a huge fan of the coffee flavor and the citrus notes.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger, Folly Pack. Pours a deep copper color, clear, with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, toffee and mild earthy hops. The taste is coffee, dark fruits, mild caramel. very mild hops in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. Interesting.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Choice City in Fort Collins. Dark cherry red colored body with a small tan head. It looks filtered, it shines some brighter red hues in the middle of a dark cedar and black cherry body. Strange flavor, not sure I can do a good job describing this, but it tastes like smoked nuts and stale bread up front, with some creamed fruit (black cherries?) and bran muffin notes over the back. Stale and old are words that come to mind... and the flat and flabby body doesn’t help things. At times it seems like black cherry flavored soda. Espresso? News to me. Did something go wrong here or is this just not my thing?
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to BelgianBeerGal for giving me my 30th New Belgium rating. Bottle (23Jan2009). Pours with a hazed ruby copper colored body and a large tan head. Aroma of coffee, light rum, caramel, sweet potato, dirt, ash, tobacco, lemon, and pepper. Taste is a bit mellow. Somewhere between tea with some lemon slices and coffee. Sweet tea like finish. Minimal bitterness. Sort of bubbly and thin. Not unpleasant in any way, very easy to drink.