bulldogops (831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #825 - Beer 13 in the Craft Beer Advent Calendar - December 13, 2013. Bottle, 6.8%. Dark amber pour with a weak tan foam that recedes quickly to a ring. Aroma is an unreal whiff of espresso. Palate is bold malt flavour, lightly hopped and full of coffee flavour. Mouth feel is dry, mild carbonation, but crisp and satisfying. Lots of bold coffee flavour, but not one-dimensional, a slight noble hoppy presence and toasted malt bitterness round out a fantastic brew.
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, day 13 of Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Rust amber body with a creamy golden head. Sweet coffee and brown bread aroma. Coffee toffee coffee toffee coffee toffee.... I liked it. Quite full bodied.
slimspady (142) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber but has great espresso flavor. Just don't think it's my thing. Not a fan.
andrewturba (756) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 13. Pours a hazy copper with a small beige head and decent legs. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso, toffee, and earthy. Flavour is moderately bitter espresso/roasted malts/earthy hops, toffee, chocolate and a dry finish. Solid balance with the coffee, I’m curious how the coffee was added to this brew...
WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day... Thirteen. Pours translucent deep amber off-white dissipating head. Nose is berry, caramel malt, paper, earthy coffee, earthy hops (hard to know the boundary between the two). Flavour is the same with the dirty Sumatran really kicking in mid-palate. The finish doesn’t clash but certainly swirls between the beer and coffee. Combining a pale ale with coffee always seems brazen to me, and I thought Sumatran wouldn’t work because it has such a distinctive dirty taste, but they’ve managed to pull it off. Not something I’d go out of the way for, but an impressive curiosity (notwithstanding the oxidization).
hamfisted (68) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advent Calendar. And, finally, one that is good. Actually, quite good. Excellent espresso flavour, nicely balanced. Reminds me of a lighter (in body) version of Yukon’s Espresso Stout.
pintbypint (2291) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown bottle. Red-brown in colour, thin whitish head. Big coffee nose with toffee sweetness. Taste of earth, coffee and chocolate. Finish has bitter coffee and earth and light hop tones. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated. A pleasant brew, nice twist to an amber ale with the coffee kick and extra abv.
dresden (671) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber and clear. Nice nutty coffee aroma. Taste is sweet with a bitter coffee, nuts and caramel. Interesting and enjoyable beer.
MunBro (32) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of coffee, malts, earth. Tastes of malts and toast with bold espresso flavors warming the mouth after. A beautiful, well balanced beer. Sumatra is one of my favorite types of coffee so that was a really nice nice bonus for taste and palate points.
Malbers (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy copper brown color, not much for aroma, maybe subtle coffee notes. Taste has the coffee real subtle in the background which is nice for an amber. Some toffee and chocolate and biscuit as well. Maybe subtle licorice and some cardboard as well. Not impressed with this amber.