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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 Certifiedô beer brewed in the United States. http://www.peakbrewing.com/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Pours a ruby/brown color with a white head. Aroma is definitely fresh ground espresso beans and some malt. What I loved about this beer is the body. It was a medium body so not terribly heavy to drink. Caramel malt hits you first then the espresso coffee taste comes in. Really nicely balanced. i even detected some chocolate flavors at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Had from bottle at Pines Tavern in Gibsonia, PA. Poured a hazy red brown with medium frothy offwhite head. Aroma is lots of bitter roasty coffee with slight sweet, even fruity notes. Flavor is extremely interesting. Definite coffee roasty flavors but it doesnít overpower the beer and it isnít too in your face. Coffee flavors accentuated by nice caramel sweetness and tad bit of grapefruit citrus. Overall, really nice beer. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Shared with AirForceHops. Color is hazy apple cider color with big carbonation bubbles. Very minimal head. Aroma is espresso beans, sweet malt and a hint of hops. Taste is all coffee. Slightly bitter upfront like an amber ale. But the coffee flavor floats over your taste buds from middle to end. But donít let it warm or it will lose the coffee flavor to the bitter red backbone of this brew. I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. I was not expecting much when I bought this. But I would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2011
- Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Color hazy amber, well carbonated producing quarter inch off white head. Great lace in the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nose is delightful freshly ground coffee bean. The carbonation dances across your tongue leaving a lively hint of coffee bitterness. A finely done amber with copious amounts of coffee throughout the brew. I will buy this again. LiteWait shared her bottle with me, excellent choice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
THOUGHTS: A very different take on a coffee flavored beer, and I liked it a whole lot. Iíd been getting a little bored with rating beer because every thing had been so similar within certain styles, but this turned an amber ale on its ear and opened up new doors for coffee in beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium amber with and average to large, tan head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma had heavy caramel and coffee; lighter nutty and roasted malt; and a hint of chocolate. The initial flavor was rather sweet and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was rather to heavily sweet, light to somewhat bitter and lightly acidic. There was caramel, coffee, slight citrus (lemon), toasted malt, burnt caramel, a little hop bitterness and hints of chocolate. The medium body was a bit syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner. I donít know that Iíve tried a coffee amber ale before. This makes sense. The coffee character in the aroma as well as the flavor is very genuine and well rounded and easily steals the show though it isnít overwhelming. There is a little grassy hoppiness that adds some pleasing citrus notes to the roasty qualities. The finish is earthy and dry like a good cup of coffee. I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
yackery (151) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 12oz Bottle at Whole Foods for $1.50. Color is a 50/50 mix between red and white wine - a pretty, clear amber. There is lacing, but the trace layer of sandy head dissolves in under fifteen seconds. Aroma is delicious: malty and watery coffee like the washing of a metallic coffee pot even some floral soap and a smokey note. Like opening a box of assorted chocolate candy. Really good in a beer. Taste is medium salty and bitter but carries the nose most deftly. Palate is a balance between lively and fine and is a bit astringent finishing quickly. An extra point for doing such a world-class beer with organic awareness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso beans, vanilla and caramel malt. Lightish body. Very smooth and much better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
"Not really a bad beer, actually it was pretty decent. Maybe just a tad decieving. The name led me on to thinking it would be a coffee beer of some sort, when in reality, it just has slight espresso notes and coffee grounds on the nose. Little bit darker of amber, brownish-reddish... Taste is light, creamy and not as full as I was expecting. A little whiskey i think in the aroma. Had two of these before bed, slept like a baby."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of rich brown with a short-lived khaki head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted espresso over soft nutty notes.. deeper earthy character as well.. really interesting stuff. The flavor found sweeter coffee and nutty notes at the core, with dirty earth and espresso bitterness around.. finished with coffee roast bitterness and more nutty notes. Light-medium bodied, dry, and a bit scratchy on the palate.. OK flow.. this was surprisingly good.

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