ADesenberg (597) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: pours a hazy dark orange with a smallish white head. Aromas are citrusy and bready. Bathe flavor is amazingly complex.... Citrus and coffee... Bready. The coffee comes through subtlety, but is a wonderful compliment. Man... This is delicious.
njnut (246) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at tasting, a cloudy darker amber. I really can’t pick out a flavor in the aroma or taste dept. Amazingly complex. In the aroma i get some coffee but not dark roast maybe green beans. Some hay, straw and malts. The taste is amazing, it has citrus IPA tones at its coldest and more earth as it warms. Coffee becomes stronger in the finish esp in the aftertaste. Syrupy in mouth feel. Wonderful, complex, interesting.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv hopfig malzig, fruchtig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig herb, stark fruchtig, intensive Bitterkeit, bitterer Kaffee.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Friends of Ham, Leeds. (Really need to get round to reviewing that place soon). Pours hazy amber with a big off-white head. Looks weiss-y actually, but the smell takes all that perception away. Big, green, unroasted coffee bean aromas. HUGE. Amazing. Like I imagine walking through a coffee plantation smells like, hands wide, crushing as you go. Taste has a good whack of bitterness in the back. An enjoyable shared half, more might be excessive.
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, toast, nuts, roasty, spruce, floral, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavy cloying sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
Fin (7482) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Friends of Ham, Leeds, Saturday 15th February 2014. Pours hazy puddle brown with slim off-white head. Soft in mouth, coffee shows but sweet malts and zappy hops all bring their own elements to the party, finish is dry and robustly citrussy. Some sweet grapefruit and pithy lemon. Really nice. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.5
junon (415) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Okay. This is an interesting one. It doesn?t lack in substance in any category. Full of flavour Strong bouquet. Good mouth feel. Looks beautiful. With that said I don?t necessarily care for the way it tastes. I do give high marks flavour wise because I do recognize the complexity. However not my cup of tea. Update: What the fuck was I thinking? This shit tastes great.
llkc (401) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
To øl og mikkeller. Sleep over coffee IIPA. 10,5 % humlet med simcoe, centennal og amarillo. pris 43 KR. Duft: frugt passionsfrugt citrus Kaffe. Smag: kaffe humle sødme bitterhed fra humlen og en kraftig smag af simcoe. en smule tør i smagen og lidt noder af røg som nok kommer fra kaffen
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a nice orangey-deep tan body with full cream colored head that smells great and has decent retention. Aroma is of floral hoppiness and light sweet coffee, I also get some caramel type sweetness. The taste hides the 10.5% extremely well. I had to look at the bottle again to check the ABV. Again with the caramel/coffee sweetness alongside the great malt balance, and great earthy/floral hop character. Mouthfeel is creamier than most IPAs and it doesn’t dance on the tongue like IPAs do. I was worried about this beer being out of date, and I almost cellared this for a year to push it towards a coffee barley wine. The bottle top had a date of 8-2-14, which is over a year away, so I doubt that’s a best by date. Anywho, my first Mikkeller offering and I wasn’t disappointed. Not a stellar as the Dayman coffee IPA, but still extremely enjoyable. I look forward to coffee IPAs being a standard.