mverity (294) - 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 I was worried about this beer being out of date, and I almost cellared this for a year to push it towards a coffee barley wine.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.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwer’s Cafe. Murky burnt tangerine pour with a small eggshell cap. Very fruity with dark berry, meat, and skin prominent. Caramel, toffee, and honey providing a sweeter backbone. Mild, but noticeable coffee undertones and a grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, just wish the coffee was more pronounced.
Prufrockstar (1589) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brouwer’s. Poured into a snifter, hazy amber with some lacing. Aroma: whoa coffee inviting. Also floral and piney hops.. Taste: coffee is really nice in this! Moderate hop bitterness. Some oxidation, but it’s well-placed. Slick texture, full body, average carbonation. Overall: comes together at least as well as stone’s dayman IPA. Yum. 8.5/4.5/8/4/16
daje (2765) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, july 17th 2013. Hazy orange body, medium creamy beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, caramel and coffee. Roasted coffee taste with fruity hops in a nice combination, good malt sweetness balanced with a high bitterness both from hops and coffee. Works very well. Long roasty and fresh finish, a nice beer!
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, 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 (2036) - 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 (357) - 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 (3603) - 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 (1705) - 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.