HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks again to Dansting for this one. 16oz can served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a finger of light tan head. Nice aroma of coffee and cocoa. Coffee flavor was restrained and not over the top like a lot of coffee beers. The coffee didn’t add to the bitterness, which I find distracting. Decent amount of hop bitterness. Chocolate malt. Dry finish from hops as well as lingering malt. One of the better coffee beers IMO.
marcus (8593) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Map Room. This dark brown beer poured with a thin tan head and a strong coffee aroma. There is a rich coffee flavor with some treacle and carbonation and a long dry finish.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can thanks to danielcurtis81 on his wedding week. Pours dark brown with red edges and minimal light beige head. Nose is a mix of coffee, dark malt, and more hops than expected. Taste is sharp, spicy, bitter hop, dark malt, and black coffee. Very good brew, an odd mix of flavor, but it’s unique and I like that.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This growler of brew from a DLD beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent uncarbonated dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt and coffee. The thin mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of brown malt coffee and was softly acidic. I’d like to try this one again.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering courtesy ? -16oz can-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is coffee. Taste is strong coffee, some hops bite.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brown. Nose is frsh coffe, toasted malt, bread and bitter coffe grounds. Flavor is fresh brewed strong coffee, sweet malted barley. Fairly thin bodied, but a damn nice brown ale.
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a bright umber glimmer when held to the light. Foamy light tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee aromas. Has a real pure coffee scent. Very smooth feel with just a little zip. Just a hint of toasted malt in the front. Light coffee creeps in from there. Seems simple, but to make a coffee brew that has just a hint of malt and then is pretty much all about the coffee is a nice feat. A nice coffee brew that isn’t over the top in roasted malt and alcohol. I like it. I really need more of this for the early football games this fall.
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of many of the Surly pint cans that I brought back from the last trip up to Minnesota to visit family. Purchased at Haskell’s in White Bear Lake. Poured to my SA Lager glass, a deep brown with amber tones showing through. The head was tan, frothy, and left some impressive, clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was mainly strong roasted coffee notes with chocolate and a bit of caramel following up. The flavor was similar along with some potent hop bitterness that stayed on the palate well into the finish. A medium + body with some creaminess contributing to the mouthfeel. A very enjoyable Brown Ale.
SHANER4 (490) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap t GTMW - Poured dark brown with tan head.
Aroma - coffee and beer.
Flavor - strong black coffee infused with beer. coffe grounds!!
Palate - medium bodied with bitter coffee finish.
Overall - Way too one dimentional. Coffee and thats about it. If you’re a coffee addict you will love it!!
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of Tim. Thanks. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Big huge coffee aroma. Bright velvety to sticky texture. Chocolate, mild coconut, and a strong coffee taste. Good.