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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A robust amber ale brewed with locally roasted, organic fair trade espresso. The espresso is a dark Sumatran blend, which adds a toasty character in the front palate. This plays nicely off the sweet malty flavors found on the back palate of this amber ale. * Espresso is Maine roasted in collaboration with local hand-crafted roaster Coffee by Design in Portland. * In partnership with Transfair, a non-profit that works towards giving farmers and farm workers a livable wage and supporting efforts to sustain environmental stewardship in the communities. * This is the first Fair Trade Certified™ beer brewed in the United States. http://www.peakbrewing.com/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Rather enjoyable for an amber ale...although coffee makes everthing better. Pours a dark amber with a finger of dense dark beige head. The nose is mildly roasted with noted espresso and coffee aromas, light toasted bread and cereal malts as well as a bit of dark chocolate. A bit sweet with a dose of espresso towards the finish with a short but memorable finish. Overall, an interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
#13 in the advent calendar. Pours cloudy orange amber. Weak head. Smells of sweet coffee, malt and chocolate. Taste is a complex mix of malt, espresso and mild floral hops. Creamy texture. May be a little sweet for some. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Thin white head atop a reddish brown body. Nose of milk chocolate and coffee. Good coffee base and some what creamy throught the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8940) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours amber but has great espresso flavor. Just don't think it's my thing. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - DEC 14, 2013
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
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.

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