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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/


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13301) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2009
This sounded like an odd concoction, and it lived up to expectations. Cask at Churchkey. Very cloudy copper colored with no head to speak of. Aroma of dilute Starbuck’s. Taste was pretty similar, light coffee. No balance, no complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Bottle. Pours a cloudy, light-brown with a thin, fizzy off-white head. Loads of espresso - dark, bitter espresso - in the aroma. Wow, flavor is kind of ridiculous. Wouldn’t expect this out of an amber, but I suppose it works alright. Tons more espresso, quite bitter, some light sweetness, moderate roast. Sweetness comes in a bit during the tail and finish. Medium body, light carbonation. Really, really interesting, and pretty good as well - I just wouldn’t drink more than one of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear brown-red body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strong coffee. Medium body, light coffee acidity. Surprisingly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bomber from some store in San Diego! Pours hazy amber with a slight, but foamy, off-white head. Damn, if it doesn’t smell like espresso. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. Flavor starts espresso, moves to a suggestion of chocolate, heads towards coffee, and seems to finish with a caramel touch - and then the espresso coffee aspect begins again. I’d say the coffee used is pretty good coffee.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
@NH Brewers Fest–on tap-pours a retaining thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is espresso. Taste is espresso-medium/dark malt, erthy hops bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Espresso Amber Ale
Date: October 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich coffee aroma with a background caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of caramel sweetness, balancing bitter coffee richness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
A clear brown ale with a dark creamy thick moka head. A pleasant aroma of espresso coffee, nuts, and milk chocolate, very pungeant. In mouth, intense coffee and bitter chocolate, burned notes, dry malt. Surprising. Tasted on Jan. 1 2009.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, coffee, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coffee, light earthiness and light wood with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9929) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13. Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is tiramisu, sugars, caramel, hops, biscuit notes. Taste comprises espresso coffee, malt, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish. Good stuff - how to make an amber ale tasty and interesting, coffee it up !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle… Beautiful deep copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Scrumptious, caramel and espresso bouquet with undertones of maple syrup and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with textured carbonation. Malty, delicious beer, but hopped up just enough to slant a tad toward the bitter side of balance. Moderately bitter, mocha finish. Great beer; nice surprise.


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