JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
I absolutely love this beer, when I going to drink a lot of beers in one day. It has a terrific complexity and overall flavor. The coffee is somehow infused in the beer; it’s not so much a flavor in the beer, but rather a part of the beer. It sounds weird, but I love the way it marries with the other flavors,and actually makes the other flavors stand out more! My biggest negative with this beer is the mouthfeel and appearance which really go hand in hand. It is much too thin, much to carbonated, and lacks the characteristics I enjoy with this flavor profile.
bowlnman1990 (81) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma: coffee. Appearance: cofee. Taste: coffee. Palate: coffee. Overall: pretty sure they gave me a cup of coffee.
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Thanks, Corey! Pours like a cup of medium strength coffee, hold the cream, topped with an ecru layer of froth that would be fit for a latte. Aroma is full-force cold pressed coffee... Smells like an iced coffee with cream & sugar, seriously. Lightly sweet mocha notes underneath. Taste is (not surprisingly) outright coffee, coffee, coffee. Iced coffee. But it’s beer. More roastiness on the palate than expected, but still a nice, milky sweetness undercurrent flowing through. Touch of astringent roast in the finish. The aftertaste leaves your mouth feeling like you just finished a cup of coffee. No shit. Very tasty beer for the coffee lovers (like me) in the world. Could use a little more body, perhaps.
Marheb (1747) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Torréfaction intense, malts rôtis, noisettes grillés et moka dans une brown ale axé sur le café noir.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head from can. Nose is coffee taste us coffee with a creamy end. Great body and a damn good brown.
Jethro6191 (400) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with minimal head. Just a small wispy ring around the glass. Big coffee flavor and aroma with some chocolate, cream, and cola notes. Smooth mouthfeel that is a little thin. Light body with low carbonation. Refreshing and delicious.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can thanks to the other Ben. Serious coffee beer here. That’s one of the few styles I miss out in Denver. No one I know packages a coffee beer here that is as rich and genuine as Surly (or Bells or Terrapin or Founders). Deep, true whole bean coffee tantilizes my nose with a hint of sweet malts. Palate is medium. Real, rich coffee bean flavor to back up the aroma highlights the sweetish bready malts. Excellent beer.
BrewHaMeister (93) - - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can pours a cloudy brown with a reddish hue and a nice tan head. Big coffee aroma with hints of caramel, chocolate, and hops. Slight bitter flavor with a clean finish. Delicious!!
Paincane (88) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby amber body w/ creamy khaki head & good lacing. Espresso & roasted malt aromas. Intense coffee flavors w/ hint of nutty character. Nice.
gendv138 (346) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (canned 1/6/14) poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a dark brown almost black color with half an inch of light tan head. Big coffee on the aroma, bits of dark chocolate. Tasting notes of big roasty and burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Very coffee forward on the aroma and taste, coffee flavors dominate. Thin mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty easy drinker for coffee lovers.
UkrainPubCrawler (57) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another bravo to Surly for this delicious coffee beer. The aroma is as rich as the flavor in this amazingly tasteful beer. Rich foamy head with staying power. Amazing!