dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, a gift from WeeHeavySD, thank you! Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Big coffee aroma, a bit creamy, with malt and dark chocolate. Taste is quite bitter, lots of coffee, baker’s chocolate, and malt. Lingering coffee bitterness that has a watery underside. Quite nice.
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex brew.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at Noogfest High 5 thanks to heemer77. Poured a light brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet aromas of roast malt and coffee. The flavor found caramel and coffee. Light body.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Hophead22.. Pours dark red brown with a creamy off white head.. Aroma is fresh coffee beans and earth..Nice coffee flavor that is slightly hoppy.. Super smooth and easy to drink.. Damn I wish Surly was easier to get.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color, total coffee aroma. Smells more like a great brew from Caribou than Surly. Wonderful coffee flavor permeates the brown ale. Dare I say this is the perfect beer to drink in the morning?
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Dark amber with a red tint. Pretty good coffee aroma, couldn’t get much more than coffee. Dry and roasty with a lot of coffee aftertaste and a bit of hop bitterness, pretty good.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear deep brown-amber color. The aroma was of old coffe and vegetables with notes of an ash tray. Roasted malt flavor with some sweetness. Coffee finish. Light bodied.
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown color with a big off white head. Aroma was just loads and loads of coffee, some caramel as well. Flavor was lots and lots of coffee some sweetness as well. I think this stuff is much better at room temp than chilled.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. Pours with just a ring of head. It’s a fairly dark but translucent beer, almost with a hint of red to it. Lots of coffee in the smell and taste. I also got a pretty hoppy flavor from it.
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the 3rd release of CL Cuvee de Castleton: Pours a hazy brown with a dense tan head. Lots of dark crystal malt character in the aroma- deep and toasted with just a mild coffee roast hint. Light body- but with firm malt character. Lots of crystal malt in the flavor- dark husky flavors and mild coffee presence offering a touch of tannic roast. I like that the coffee is subtle. Pretty nice.