WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, 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 (72) - 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 (2541) - 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 (793) - 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 (229) - 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 (18) - 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.
Reimer96 (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 13. Pours a clear amber color with a nice frothy and lacey brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate and tequila/alcohol. Flavor is coffee, light roasted malt, toffee, chocolate and a light bit of nuttiness. Overall this is a really well balanced coffee beer that has lots of flavor.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent but forgot if 12 or 13. Dark amber with a light head. Aroma of a strong ale, a bit of molasses or toffee and alcohol. Flavour is coffee, roots and a metallic amber ale. Seems like a mix of beers rather than a real coming together of flavours. Kind of a winter warmer.
RumRunner101 (734) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, hazy amber. Aroma is espresso, caramel malts, nuts. Flavour brings out sweet malts with some fruit, and espresso. Finishing with a subtle bitterness. A bit medicinal on the finish.
reebtogi (4042) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours amber in color with a small off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee with some caramel, chocolate and cereal grains. Taste is a coffee with citrus hop bitterness and a light chocolate, caramel malty sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. An interesting amber ale with the addition of coffee. I am not a big fan of coffee, but this brew is pretty decent.