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Paper City Fogbuster Coffee House Ale

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ale brewed with Pierce Brothers Fogbuster Coffee


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
A- Black with a tight little frothy head S- Coffee, and some dark roasted malt T LIke a fresh espresso served cold. A bit bitter from the hops but very pleasant and to me mimics the bitterness of a cup of coffee. Clean aftertaste and very nice. MD - Smooth and creamy and went down really nice. I would definetly have another This is a straight forward delicious coffee porter, exactly as you might expect, simple and really well done

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Fogbuster Coffee House Ale. Paid $5.99 at the local Co-Op. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp in a Hill Farmstead Glass.

A - Appearance is like many other coffee stouts. Pours a dark brown but fairly solid black in the glass. 1 Finger of coffee colored head with a lot of tiny bubbles.

S - Roasted malts, gigantic black coffee almost expresso scent and hints of vanilla and raisins.

T - Hmm. Yeah, solid coffee taste but not excellent. Very weak and incredibly nasty day old coffee taste on the finish. Not any other noticeable tastes in this beer except for black old coffee

M - 90% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body, lingering espresso beans taste. Maybe a bit of chocolate?

O - Not all that great. I’ve had far better coffee stouts from locals like Long Trail or Terrapin and of course, Founder’s. Coffee is just a bit too old tasting with very few other noticeable flavors.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 14, 2012
a very good nose with a strong coffee aroma. That’s where it finishes. a full body with a richness but no real flavor. a bit syrupy and and more coffee and chocolate in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Aroma of coffee and chocolate big thick beige head that dissipates quick leaving a small head with lots of lace Coffee comes through big with some chocolate in the background light on the palate somewhat dry pleasant finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
Brie and I got 4 of these 22s on our way out the door from their Friday night party. $7 gets you 2 hours of all you can drink beer, live music, and 2 bombers (or a 4 pack of 12oz bottles) on the way out! The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The flavors are bitter dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, and a hint of sweet dark malt to balance it out a bit. As it warms up the 8.5% shows up, but the spicy alcohol is great with the strong coffee flavors. This is so good that I almost can not believe that Paper City brewed it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
In short: A highly roasted stout with black coffee notes. Just ok
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 months after purchase
The look: Gusher. Black body topped by a medium beige head that quickly dissipates to a persistent small layer of foam. Good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is heavily roasted and also has mild coffee notes. Taste is dominated by highly roasted malts (read: burnt malts), chalk, an old cup of black coffee, liquorice, caramel. A bit of fruitiness would have been nice to add complexity but it didn’t happen. Something “mineral” about the beer, certainly a water issue. All in all this is a decent beer, but as a coffee stout this is just average. Making a beer like this requires all the creativity needed to be a male hairdresser in an Indian barbershop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
Bomber from I don’t remember where or who.
Appearance : Deep black with big foamy and creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with light coffee. Nose a bit muted.
Taste : Lots of coffee with ligh fruits and hops. Piny hops. Light dark chocolate.
Overall : Great look, nice creamy head with lots of lacing. Really nice coffee flavors. Nose could be a bit more expressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4459) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head quickly recedes to hug rim. Espresso and chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate, espresso, tobacco and toasted nuts. Lasting chocolate finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pour black with a substantial beige / tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, and bready malts. Flavour is quite roasty, but also a bit metallic - coffee and roasted malts in the beginning, finishing roasty and metallic. A bit thin and water, and too much of that metallic note. Still decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Pours a motor oil black with a beige cap. The aroma is heavy on the coffee notes, not really much else. The flavour again, big on the black coffee, heavy roasty notes, touches of chocolate malt notes here and there, ends on a sort of sour acidic note mixed with coffee and a dry mouth feel. Decent enough. But probably won’t bother with this again.


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