levifunk (12) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Marc. Coffee Night Train.
Aroma is big coffee. As it settled and warmed up, I get more of the Night Train base, but at first it was all coffee. James (one of the brewers) is a master coffee roaster!
Flavor has a sweet toffee maltiness, balanced by bitterness from the roasted coffee. Finishes with a slight dry bitterness that makes you want to take another sip.
Body is light, which makes this so easy to drink. I really enjoy these lighter body, yet full flavored beers. Amazing.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Old Fashioned. Black pour with rich aromas of coffee. Flavor is a good mix of the base beer and the coffee itself. The coffee is strong but doesn’t dominate the brew. Damn good.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’so Tap House. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a slowly fading creamy tan crown and a sheet of lacing. Aroma of very dark roasted coffee, coffee and more coffee with some chocolate underneath. Taste is of strong coffee with roasted malts and mild chocolate. Semi-acidic and smooth with a long lasting coffee aftertaste. Kind of a one trick pony but a pony I’d love to hop on as if there was a ratecoffee,com I’d probably be on there.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during the Wisconsin Craft Brewers Festival in Chilton, Wisconsin. During the 4 pm special tap release, pours an opaque dark colored brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of mostly espresso coffee that resembles Ethiopian Ghimbi-style coffee - slightly fruity, long lasting and a tad "meaty." Well-balanced both in roasted dark malt, dark chocolate and espresso flavors with a long coffee aftertaste, followed by a slight tart finish.