Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They might need to invent the "coffee session ale" category just for this beer. On the entry it tastes more like an iced coffee than beer, but the malt comes in smooth on the finish. Very well done as expected by Surly.
Japalo (1022) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can@home. Small head. Brown. Dusty coffee notes. Maine Caramalty roasted notes too. Dry intense roasted coffee flavours. Not strong. Fine brew
WillRunForBeer (342) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours Coca-cola brown with a scant beige head. Smells just like the filter holder in my coffee maker. No, really, it smells that much like coffee. Flavor follows nose, this is cold brewed iced coffee, the beer has pretty much disappeared. There’s a little malt sweetness, alcohol and carbonation. The rest is coffee. Quite good, but more coffee than beer.
Doghair (217) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge coffee aroma. Almost like a cup of coffee. Taste is strong coffee with a bitter finish. I don’t find it pleasant. There’s some malt in there but the coffee overwhelms it. Not a favorite.
fluffy (1251) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the problem with this is, its just coffee. you dont taste anything else. as with most coffee beers, you dont have the backbone of a stout or porter to match up with the taste of the coffee, provide it with depth. this just basically tastes like cold watery coffee. good, but lacks dimension.
tdoyledesign (136) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nicely hued brown with a thin head. Aroma is a typical brown ale then a huge whif of coffee hits your nose. The descriptions says "coffee added" and boy can u tell on taste. Definitely a major, major player in the flavor and palate. You must love coffee to appreciate this! Awesome brown ale!
wisdomsolo (261) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee aroma. Nice coffee flavor. Wish it would have had a bit more brown flavor though. Happy Birthday Doug!
edwardbass (398) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, coffee aroma burst out when I popped the can open. Dark brown color reminiscent of coffee (duh). Taste is cold/iced coffee in a big, big way. Is there beer in here? Yep, some malt is in the background, and a little bit of hops. If you love coffee and you love beer, you have to try this one for the experience. I feel like I just drank a cup of coffee, not a 16 oz can of beer. Of the "unique and unusual" beers I’ve tried, this one is one of the best.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into an English pint glass. Pours translucent chestnut brown with four finger beige head. Aroma is roasty coffee, medium body, low carbonation, and big bubble lacing. Taste is lots of cheap roasty coffee. This one is not for me, really big coffee flavor.
rick_91709 (108) - USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a can. Almost black with a tan head. Big coffee smell, as expected. A lot of coffee flavor. OK.
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