jbeatty (1162) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 09/11/2013. Pours deep mahogany, light off-white head fades to the surface, soapy ring of lacing. Aroma is thick coffee, hazelnut cream vanilla and golden caramel, chicory, spicy bourbon. Taste is sweet creamy caramel toffee, vanilla coffee, mild underlying roast, lingering sweet bourbon. Thick body, yet a bit watery for this style and compared to Mash. The nose is really nice, but taste and body can’t keep up- but, all in all decent.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, muddy brown with a khaki head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, toffee, coconut. Taste is sweet. Vanilla and marshmallow notes really come through now. Full bodied and sticky. Good.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Hazy deep red - amber beer. Big pale cream coloured head. Coconut nose. Palate is airy and light. Airy malt, little cream, light dried fruits, spice, earthy coffee. Light coconut and light fruity bourbon. The coffee really is not adding anything to the base beer here, in fact it is an unneccessary distraction. But overall still solid and very enjoyable.
jtclockwork (10321) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Nose and taste of coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel toffee. Full body.
vtafro (4427) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark pour with some head. Rich chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and coffee aromas. Similar sweet flavors, with a bit of warmth, but not overbearing.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep rosy brown, tan foam. We all agree there is a green, fresh cut pepper aroma, but I think it is some funny play of the bourbon and coffee. Lots of coffee on aroma. Creamy sweet, cold brew coffee, condensed milk. Nice.
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks good for the style; a dark amberish brown with light beige head and lively carbonation. Smells solid; BIG coffee with notes of malt and a bit of tartness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy red-brown with a small yellow-white head. The nose is wood, coffee, toast, marmite, cocoa, chocolate powder, mustiness, earth and umami notes. The taste is bitter-sweet, wood, toffee, toast, coffee, roasty, some acidity, earth, toffee and dark chocolate bounty. Full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Not sure the coffee improves the beer really. Quite big and ballsy, but tasty enough.
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a murky brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is a big green pepper coffee aroma when cold but the green pepper fades a bit as it warms. Some caramel in the aroma too. Taste is definitely sweet with a slight bitter finish. Interested in trying Mash alone.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks about the same as Mash, possibly with a tad less sticky lace. Even after a year, the coffee remains fresh and bold -- nary a green pepper in smell or sight. Coffee augments the caramely base rather than overpowering it. Good stuff.