crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
473ml can. Murky brown pour. This one has a huge amount of green pepper note, oxidized stale coffee i suspect.
arnold931 (818) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear amber brown with off white head. Nose is cold press coffee. Taste is pepper skin and coffee and then malt sweetness. Thin mouth feel. Refreshing.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark brown with a small, off-white head.
Coffee, caramel aroma.
Taste is sweet, mild coffee.
Brown ale-like.....nice flavour but a bit watery.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong coffee and caramel malt aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Black coffee, light caramel malt and hay flavor. Decent body. Nice coffee flavor but not a great deal else.
tmongoose (1646) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can shared. Poured a medium copper to brown color completely clear, with off white head that doesn’t linger. Nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is coffee, medium malt and a certain nuttiness. The flavor is a very nice blend of coffee and Scottish style ale with that nuttiness in the middle. Very tasty and very well balanced.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark orange pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of bitter coffee, earth, coffee grounds, slight roast into a bit of caramel. Taste is a mix of big coffee, vanilla, nice green coffee into some slight cocoa, touch of caramel, finishing sweet. Nice.
JoePeesie (915) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light thin brown with 3 fingers of head. Nose is all coffee, taste is wee coffee up front wee Mac on the end. Seemed a little thin to support the coffee. That said its in the league of Bender and quite quaffable.
Brigadier (3230) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
This meeting of Hawaiian and Indianapolis tastes sounded much better on paper. It is drinkable though if you have the option of going with Sun King’s more hoppier alternatives I’d pick those instead. Four ounces was enough to convince me that this needs some improvement.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown color of the body is the color of freshly brewed iced tea. Wisps of ivory head curl around the glass. Straight black coffee, burnt malts, and a strong profile for the ABV almost pull off a positive experience.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee is accented by a slightly hoppy kick. Gas station grade coffee feels weak and a little watered down. Tasting a bit like a heavily malted brown ale this was an interesting experiment that just doesn’t work. Scroll past unless you have to tick every single draft.
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent orangish brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells of bitter coffee. Tastes like it smells, but more balanced. The toffee comes through a bit too. Good on the palate. Finishes better than it starts.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler by way of stfun 1/16/11.
clear auburn color with an almond paste tinted head.
it smells like day old coffee, whole beans, cocoa butter, vanilla, sweet grain and caramel.
the flavor is full of buttery caramel coffee... much like a cold brew (w/o the bitterness).
it is medium bodied and oily but prickly carb helps out. neat. 8/3/7/3/15+