Drchesteradk (21) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer not for everyone. Notes of dark roast coffee on nose nice amber color finishes smoothly with no funky aftertaste. Pretty good overall give it a try. Coming soon to the Lionheart pub Albany NY
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ben4321 (2979) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 2/17/13
Aroma: The nose is mostly espresso/coffee, with some caramel malts, and mild earth
Appearance: This one pours a murky looking reddish color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste like the nose, is coffee/espresso mostly, with a bitter coffee ground finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it drinks fairly cleanly, has a tingly feel, and a dry, roasty finish
I have mixed feeling on this one. On one hand, it is an interesting beer, but on the other hand it doesn’t quite work. Still though, I like the concept of a coffee beer with an Amber (or other lighter style beer) base is an interesting one, and something I’d like to see another brewery try. Creative, but I like the idea more than the execution.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
220z bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a murky brown with a huge foamy light beige head. Inital aroma was loads of chocolate with light coffee, with some warmth the aroma changes for the worse, notes of green peppers, creme brulee, buterscotch cookies. The body is medium to slightly thin with strong carbonation and a watery feel overall. Flavor of bad coffee, brown bread, slight chocolate, green veggies. Blah.
lmangers (6) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells and tastes like the perfect mixture of coffee and beer. Great drink to start off the night.
johnnnniee (1495) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep slightly hazy amber/orange with a huge frothy tan head that takes forever to recede. I can smell the coffee as soon as I pop the top off this bad boy. Holy coffee Batman the closer my nose gets the more intense the aroma. I can find little in the nose other than Java. If only the flavor followed the nose more closely. Lots of coffee flavor but also a bitter buttery earthy mineral flavor kicks in. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick watery mouthfeel. Sadly this brew is not for me. I generally enjoy the peak products, but not this one.
JuliusCaesar (140) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Great beer with a lot of flavor. A creative brew that captures the espresso flavors well.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Coffee, sweet malts, toffee, and some lighter dark chocolate sweetness. Good stuff.
maxwelldeux (2207) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a moderate head. Has an amazing coffee smell and taste without being overpowering. Very easy on the palate, which was surprising to me. Great brew.
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong malt aroma with a very mild amount of coffee. Cloudy dark orange color with medium tan head. Moderate malt and coffee bitterness that builds in the middle and fades in the finish.
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown on tap with nice one finger tan head and decent lacing. Aroma heavy of roasted coffee and malts. Taste is mostly coffee, but a nice malty aftertaste. A lingering bittersweet palate with a nice mouthfeel. Very good beer.