josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Waterbury Wings (next door to the Alchemist) strong coffee aroma,medium brown color. It’s nice to see coffee in a different style of beer. I really enjoyed it.
DinVT (21) - Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty as the resins blend right into the espresso. Surprisingly light tasting for a 7.0 abv. I’d probably tire of it after one, but on a nippy day it’s great.
Bule (919) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a teddy brown color with a bit of head. Medium coffee flavor but not overpoweringly bitter.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->nonic. Bright amber with moderate frothy offwhite head. A: roast coffee, malt, nuts. T: nutty and malty with a bitter espresso finish. Decent but tad watery.
mrhopsbeertalk (165) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An expresso beer for those who don’t really enjoy stouts and porters. Lots of roasted coffee aroma. The flavors, body and mouthfeel work well together and make this a very unique Amber Ale.
BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has an amazing dark amber hue with tiny bit if creamy head that clings to the side if your glass. It has strong roasted espresso bean aromas. A coffee flavor starts out strong and mellows into that more typical finish of an amber. The flavor hangs around for a long time and continues to make you want to take another sip.
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TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear garnet brown with beige froth. Nose is coffee bean, light grape and hay. Creamy at first yielding to a sharp lively tang. Taste features bold espresso bean backed by mild toffee and grass. Not shy with the coffee.
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Alanthebeerguy (184) - - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#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.
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CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.