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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 Certified™ beer brewed in the United States. http://www.peakbrewing.com/


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Coppery amber pour with a short tan head. Strong coffee aroma and hints of chocolate. Taste is caramel, coffee, hints of chocolate and hops. Coffee is dominant here, too. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, caramel notes, light chocolate, sweet malt and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5308) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Aroma is strongly of instant coffee. Wormwood and toffee notes are underneath. Clear dark copper, medium yellow head. Again, more of a coffee flavor than espresso which dominates. A dry, tangy malt note seems lost and out of place. Malty and grainy bitter finish. Fizzy. Yes, it is as odd as you would imagine. Nice intensity and balance, just a weird juxtaposition of flavors that never mesh. No significant improvement upon warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft at Rockaway Seafood Company. Clear dark amber with a full head. Aroma of black coffee. Clean coffee palate with a great balance of sweet malts. Finishes dry, crisp, and roasty. Really nice and drinkable, and a great use of coffee in a beer that’s not a 9% Imperial Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dzrk amber color with a medium fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, caramel and a bit of toastiness and chocolate. The taste is bitter coffee, caramel malts and a faint caramel finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and pretty drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Big roasted coffee nose. Slight coffee and nutty flavors. Very dry finish. Overall a decent amber.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
650ml bottle. Poursa a cloudy medium amber, beige head. Clearly lots of coffee on the nose, caramel, hops, malt. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Lots of espresso and vanilla on the palate, some maltiness, a bit thin to carry the weight? (2012-03-05)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1666) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2011
A nice deep amber brew. Lacy head (not frothy). Aroma is of tart coffee. Flavor is definately coffee and roasty malts. BUT, somehow this one has too much tartness to be super fantastic in my book. Nice try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Sample at Charlotte beer fest. Aroma is distincly coffee and the flavor is much more nutty and a little bittersweet. Surprised this works as well as it does. Decent malt body and bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6910) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2011 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe d’houblons et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3802)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a one finger white head and light lacing. Has a very nice rich fresh espresso aroma. Taste is dominated by a very strong coffee bean flavor, along with a bit of chocolate and a nice fresh hop hit at the end. Has a crisp medium body with a smooth and light finish.


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