Inbreak (1395) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 08.06.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, coffee beans, grass, caramel, hay, pine needles. Taste is slightly sweet and dry, coffee beans, caramel, dark sugar, roasted grain, grass, nuts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice one!
jeremytoni (2894) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Strong bitter coffee flavor with a light hoppy finish.
mikkopen (770) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus, roasted coffee and floral hops. Malty flavour, with citrus fruits, roasted coffee and notes of pine in the hoppy finish. Very tasty and well balanced - I wasn’t sure what to expect from this chimera of a beer when I opened the bottle.
schismatik (5) - WHITTIER, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is coffee roasty smell with a weird hop dankyness. Beer isn’t too pretty to look at but with the ingredients used I wouldn’t expect much clarity. I’m a daily coffee drinker and the coffee flavor in this is amazing. This beats dayman ipa for sure. The light medium mouthfeel is a great change of pace from the typical rich mouthfeel that’s generally acompanied from roasty stouts.
greenhorn1 (774) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow, interesting brew. Pours cloudy with a filmy thin head. Aroma and flavor bold espresso. In fact, more pronounced than many coffee stouts I have tried. This is a total mind f$&@!, because there is a strong ipa profile, malty and bitter. Admittedly, I didn’t think the combo would work, but of course Mikkeller figured it out. Only downfall is it very rich and I don’t think I could drink more than one, but this is a must try.
Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours a dark copper, hazy with pillowy off white head. Great retention and some thin lacing. Aroma is roasted, espresso, with a pleasant citrus, hoppy background. Flavor is equally well balanced, nice roasted coffee tones up front with a mellow hop, bitter finish, mildly resinous. Nice that neither the coffee nor hops have drown out the other. Alcohol is very well hidden as expected with such a bold flavor profile. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Was weary of the combination of styles, but this is truly well done. Very enjoyable, rich, intense and interesting.
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, hoppy aroma has a decided coffee overtone - quality coffee, that is, not the slop you get at the office. Pours a very appetizing dark honey golden that is hazy to the point of being barely translucent, with a thick and fluffy, though not too persistent, wheat head. Hoppy flavor has firm coffee and orange notes with more than a hint of chocolate. The best of both a great IPA and a great stout! My taste buds are dancing with joy. Firm, smooth texture has a decent, if not large, amount of fizz. A hybrid beer? How about calling it Prius? ;)
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, quite floral, coffee (but only week, like smelling a used coffee filter), light roast. Lots of coffee in the flavour. Compared to the smell, you get a real coffee explosion. Quite bitter, both coffee and hops. Finish coffee and coffee bitterness.
Quaint beer, nice though!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. And thanks for bringing it from Denmark for me, Rene!)
Acid303 (395) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours orange-brown with medium white frothy head, looks good. The aroma is a blend of citrus and coffee with hints of sugar. Lovely taste, even better that the aroma: really nice coffee grains along with pine notes. Medium to sharp bitterness, without masking the sweet malty character. No alcohol at all, and it’s 10,5%! The mouthfeel is medium, carbonation just perfect. Excellent cofee IPA.
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Aroma of coffee, hops. Biscuity coffee in taste. Very bitter and dry. Strange but nice.