tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
COD 11/20/15. Pours a rich dark brown, almost as dark as a stout. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
World class nose of rich coffee - fresh brewed medium roast that is not stale or over roasted. Underneath is a mere hint of chocolate malt.
Light body that is smooth. Superb carbonation that delivers a fair burst of effervescence in the middle and a strong prickly punch in the finish.
The taste profile is not complex but is quite outstanding. It delivers what it was designed to do, rich iced coffee flavor over a subtle malt base. As stated, this is coffee forward but it is also perfectly balanced. Coffee flows throughout the tasting experience with the middle being the transition point for the other flavors. Here, a very mild roast like bitterness emerges that is buttressed by subtle notes of caramel and chocolate. These flavors persist throughout the slowing fading finish.
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to tulip. Brown with a average beige head that leaves nice lacing as it shrinks. Aroma is coffee, hazelnut, cream, and a little chocolate. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, toffee, and hazelnut. Light bodied and a slight dry finish. Nice beer.
Frank (3974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Do you like coffee? If the answer is no, avoid this because that is all this tastes like. I do like coffee myself and the coffee this beer tastes like is very good coffee so I’m into it. I guess I can kind of criticize it for being one dimensional but that seems to be so obviously the point that its hardly a negative. It is very nice, bold, roasty coffee beverage that gets you drunk at a reasonable clip. There are many worse things to drink in this universe, let me tell you.
adster (666) - HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surly főzetet elcsípni sem a legunalmasabb dolgok közé tartozik, amit egy sörissza elképzelhet magának, ez esetben pedig kávéval főzött sörről van szó, az élénkítő hatás tehát már csak emiatt is garantált. Ez utóbbi tulajdonságát kár is lenne tagadnia, az őrölt, pörkölt kávé jelenléte ugyanis ott munkálkodik mind színében - mely a fény felé tartva azért borostyán árnyalatokat is megcsillant -, mind illatában, ami bármely kereskedelmi forgalomban kapható kávé tasakjában megállná a helyét. Pörkölt, világos földes aromáit természetesen eszpresszós zamatok követik, ahogyan arra az alkoholtartalom tudatában számítani is lehet, könnyed, kevésbé testes, cseppet vizes és átérezhetően pörkölt malátás szerkezetben. A lecsengése kiegyensúlyozott, hosszú utóízt produkáló. Kávés sört inni, de még inkább készíteni manapság nem nagy kunszt, a Surly főzete azonban valószínűleg példaképpen szolgálhat egy efféle mezőny számára.
blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours Dark Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is Coffee and Toffee. Taste is Coffee, Malt, Toffee with a coffee finish. I think it’s excellent. Kind of reminds me of a iced toffee coffee. Caution a lot of coffee in this one!
parkerj (51) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
If this beer were more affordable and available in New Mexico, it might be the only beer I drink. I love the light body and the explosion of coffee flavor. I have to ration myself when I’m able to get my hands on a four pack. It’d be pretty easy to drink the whole thing in one night.
Cimbasso (709) - - DEC 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 1 pint can purchased at Macy's on State Street in Chicago. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Smells like coffee, tastes like coffee. Very good if you like coffee, which I do. Hints of ash, brown sugar, vanilla and milk. Very lightly bitter finish. Quite drinkable, but a little lacking in bitterness.
davidezdonz (293) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 16 fl oz can canned on 2nd July 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a clear dark brown colour much like a French pressed coffee. There was a one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but leaves some nice stringy lacing. Aromas were like a fresh brewed cup of coffee from freshly grounded coffee beans with a hint of vanilla and brown sugar. Tastes of roasted coffee, coffee grounds followed by some nuttyness with a hint of milk and vanilla. Creamy, medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a very good brown ale with nice coffee flavours. Very easy to drink especially if you like coffee.
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l can at home courtesy of Saeglopur, big thanks. Canned 07/02/2015. almost black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of coffee, coffee grounds, roast, bitter herbs, nettle, ash, spices. nice smell. medium body, soft rather light carbonation, light mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, light charcoal, bitter herbs, nettle, roast, coffee grounds, some resin & light pines towards the finish. finishes nicely with light roast & light coffee, nettle and with a light fruitiness. good stuff, in the middle (between start and finish) the taste looses a bit, might be a issue of freshness, but overall quite nice beer, would drink again.
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice beige head, good lacing. Aroma is old, stale bitter coffee. That’s the best kind. Taste matches aroma. Overall, this is a really thin, watery beer and I enjoyed every drop of it. If I was young enough to enjoy pitching a tent on a lake, river of stream, this would be the ultimate early morning waker upper! Good stuff!