MadShaolin (100) - - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reminiscent of your first newborn, that heavy aroma of coffee in the waiting room air. Big, juicy malt balanced by a tiny cut of hop bitterness. Hop fruitiness is nice and tames the huge coffee flavor. This is incredible
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, thanks to Andrew! Pours a mostly clear darker brown color with a moderate pillowy tan head on there. Nose is heavy on the coffee and roasting, with just a hint of bread underneath. Taste has a nice little coffee bite to it with some bitterness, and a dry toasty finish. Really nice drink.
wlajwl (4537) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee, malts, chocolate and earth. The flavor is coffee, mocha/chocolate, mild nuttiness, dark malts and a mix of slight hops and acidity in the finish.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark garnet brown pour with a two finger tan head that has great retention and leaves sparse lacing. Aroma is big on roasty, smooth, cold brewed coffee, some chocolate, caramel, cereal and light woody notes. Flavor is roasty, mellow coffee, a little char, light woody notes, brown malt, light floral notes and some spicy, sprucy hops. Light to medium body, creamy, but slightly dry entry, with a slight acidity, medium, blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff, great, surprisingly fresh coffee character.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Clear. Light brown head.
Smell: coffee. Expresso. Roasted malts.
Taste: heavy coffee. Expresso. Roasted malts. Smoked malts. Tastes like cold coffee that needs sugar.
Feel: slightly dry from the coffee.
Overall: good beer if you like coffee. Not my style.
First drank: home 3/9/15
arnold931 (815) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark ruby with very little head. Nose is big time cold press coffee. Taste is fresh coffee with a little caramel sweetness. Lingering coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz Can. Tasted on 2/19/15. Can from France 44. This one has a great coffee aroma. The taste is strong coffee dark Malta & a bitter finish. Really enjoyed this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boozedude (2180) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ward 6 in minnisoda with nate hakes lamont rusty padget. . Perfect coffee taste and very smooth
stevoj (2820) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Flight at MSP. Rating based on my personal distaste for coffee beers. Coffee forward, dominates taste and aroma. Completely obscures wonderful brown ale (previously rated). Go with the overall ratings here, not to my liking.
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown black colour, firm light beige head. Aroma of coffee, sweet Starbucks coffee. Bitter flavour, cold Starbucks coffee. Bit watery. Finish coffee, lingering bitter.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)