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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The year was 1918, Captain Frank Ruhstaller, looking for some respite from the Prohibitionists threatening his life’s work, traveled by steam ship to East Africa. Many miles later our Captain found himself in a very exotic world he could never have imagined, exciting his every sense. Rumor has it that is was on an early morning walk that he encountered a small coffee roaster. The Captain took fondly to his fellow brewer and returned to Sacramento with several large burlap sacks of this old soul’s beans. To his dismay upon his return his brewery was closed courtesy of the 18th Amendment and his dream of a Kenyan bean meeting a California hop died. Until now! 210 Cases Produced Jason Griest Tim Jordan Jan-Erik Paino Eric Ryan

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
I like it, but the coffee flavor overpowers everything else. The tangy, citrus hop flavor is an afterthought behind the flavor of the morning beverage. Not bad, but definitely made with the coffee enthusiast in mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2756) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
(en fût au Neighborhood): Si le but était de faire une ale pour coopérer avec les saveurs du café sans lui voler d’attention, c’est réussi. L’agencement surprend au départ mais les petites céréales miellées et farineuses s’effacent doucement pour laisser place au café très pointu. La bière finit par jouer dans notre tête et son appréciation se décuple au fur et à mesure que la pinte se vide. Simple et surprenant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1085) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
~Strong earthy woody aroma with coffee, cinnamon, and other complex spice aroma I cant explain. ~Pours a murky dark brownish amber color with quickly disappearing airy head. Seems to be carbonated incorrectly. ~Earthy woody flavor, light burnt characteristics with coffee. ~Medium bodied, high CO2, lingering earthy finish. ~This is an enjoyable beer. Interesting blend of spices. Just seems poorly executed for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head, Grapefruit and coffee aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light malt and light coffee. Much less coffee impact than the other version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Good aroma. 1/2" head. The coffee is a bit to overpowering. I would have liked to see the coffee being used in a porter or any stronger beer. Overall a good beer though. ---Crozier

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1471) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Looks amazing. A finger and half of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. The aroma is lots of roasted coffee beans and a touch of grain behind it. Lots of coffee. The taste is okay. Not bad, a little coffee with some maltiness. The coffee adds the bitter. The texture is great though. Super soft with low to moderate carbonation. Impressive. Not a beer to pass up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle with Dodgrblu. Aroma and flavor of roasted, earthy Kenyan coffee. If it wasn’t carbonated, I would’ve sworn it was Peets. Crazy beer doppelgänger here. Fair beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (653) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Taylor's Market; smells and tastes like iced coffee. Good; looks like beer doesn't taste like it though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Pours orange amber with an attractive beige head and a coffee aroma. There is a coffee and caramel malt flavor with a smooth hoppy finish Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11904) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bomber from Corti Bros. Pours dark, hazy orange amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is distinctly coffee. Med body. Flavor is quite coffee. It’s a bit different, but it works pretty well. Finishing bitter, but I can’t put a hop to it.

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