DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Bayou. Pouts brown with an inch of white foam. When I read the description I was dubious, but after the first sip I said "My god! They’ve pulled it off." Nice coffee notes on the nose less of the roasted kind and more of the brewed variety. Nice coffee notes on the tongue with a bug burst of bitterness to clean things up. Nice!
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
270913. Bottle at Nordic, Tampere. Pours hazy copper with a small head. Aroma hops, alcohol, coffee. Smooth impy taste with a hint of coffee. Works better than expected. Not Bad.
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - this is delicious. Right up my alley. Imperial pale ale with citra notes pounded with coffee. Would love to try this on draft.
sfuen03 (318) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average sizez, creamy head; leaves a wide, compact film. Amber color, hazy, cloudy body. Aroma is slightly hoppy: fruits, resin, pineapple and coffee. Body is moderate, carbonation is low; mouthfeel is creamy, thick, strong. Finish is long and bitter. Taste is slightly coffee, fruity, smoothly bitter. Complex and very well balanced.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A cloudy deep caramel colored beer with lots of floaters and a small heavy lacing off-white top. It definitely has an interesting aroma. Well hoppy with lots of real bitter and almost pungent citrus zest, some ripe berries, almonds and the coffee actually hits you way back in the nose. A really different one, and I like it. Love the flavors here. It has a dark roasted malty flavor, really pleasant. The mouthfeel is good oily and the carbonation level is just below average. The coffee shines through as does salmiakk, ripe blue and purple berries and a nice hoppy bitterness. A really tasty one! 08.06.2013
fugitive (1306) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with medium head. Aroma malt, coffee, hop, orange. Taste malt, sweet, coffee, caramel, hop.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce sample on tap at The Press Club in San Francisco. The aroma has some vinous, ethanolic notes, which are soon swallowed by a big waft of coffee. Very unique aroma, but not sure if that’s good. Moderately hazy orange body with a creamy, off-yellow head. Great lacing present. Starts sweet, sticky, and vinous. Lots of heavy, buttery and butterscotch diacetyl here. This diacetyl cannot even be masked with the coffee flavor. Warming. A flawed beer that is worsened by the attempt to hide the flaw.
tmongoose (1213) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. owner said this was about a year old knowing that ipa’s dont fair very well we drank anyways. poured a murking brownish color not very appealling. but got the distinct aroma of coffee and hops. the flavor was a bit thin but you could take both the coffee and the hops. i was ok with it but would like to try fresher to see if there was any difference.
adamah (214) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting earthy hops aromas, pine, citrus and the added roasted coffee notes really make it unique. It pours a deep orange/ light brown color with light head retention. The taste is like somebody hopped the hell out of my coffee. It has some real nice bitterness, a little bit of sweetness up front and some umami. It is medium to full bodied and has some warmth to it as well from the high ABV. It’s more like a black IPA than a regular but this beer couldn’t fit neatly into any category.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Friends of Ham. Pours a deep orange, with a finger of head. Aroma is resinous hops, grass and coffee, with a little touch of cinnamon or something earthy underneath. Taste is good, too, hoppy, caramely, earthy and with a nice coffee thing going on there too. The coffee’s not underplayed to the extend that it’s unnoticeable, but equally it far from dominates, it’s really nicely done. Impressive and mature.