humlelala (857) - - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from Bjergtrolden) Pours dark brown with medium, tan head and heavy lace. Decent retention. Aroma is ashtray and coffee. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation and bitter, roasted finish. Taste is not sweet, roasted and a slightly herbal bitterness. Aroma less pleasant than the espresso "stout" but the taste is slightly more pleasing. Head gets nicely creamy when you swirl the beer around in the glass a bit. Nice touch. Girlfriend says: "I prefer the other one."
graham_murphy (211) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THis works very well. I’ve had coffee IPAs and and obviously coffee stouts but never a coffee brown ale before. But it seems the coffee taste (pretty noticeable) fits well here with the sweet roasted malt. Some great hops in there too.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mission Dolores. Surprisingly good, coffee yet very nice. Above average mouthfeel. Brett brings it together.
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber from cheese shop, shared with Jeremy and lamont...light back pour with light brown head, aroma like a hospital and coffe, taste is swet, and bitter, good shiz
czar (3657) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear light brown, orange tint, with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. caramel, some roasted malts, lactose, bittersweet coffee, relatively fresh coffee beans, hint of smoke, german-like bock moderate sweetness, pepper, star anise. hop bill features interesting cultivars that i cannot actually taste - perhaps an old bottle. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily and almost silky, grassy-spicy and slightly astringent finish. nice!
Cunningham (3903) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a big creamy beige head. One big lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, rich coffee and some grassy notes.
Palate: Medium to full body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, RICH coffee, espresso and mild grassy. Unbelicable but they have managed to get some hop flavor into this coffee also.
Overall impression: No point drinking coffee when you can have an delicious ale as this. By all means, this is no ordinary brown ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from Csak a Jó Sör - Only Good Beer in Budapest, Hungary.
Koelschtrinker (9858) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malzig kaffeeartiger Antrunk, geringe Süße. Etwas trocken, intensiv malzig bleibend, rund. Zum Ende auch etwas karamellig, Kaffeenoten, zu trocken. Gut. 11/12/12/10/8/11
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml from Drink Shop (Tallinn), rated @Athens, room temp
Dark nut brown color, steady beige head. Coffeish, caramelly aroma. Medium-bodied, active carbonation. Bitterish - harsh?, coffee, coffee beans flavor, some caramel malts. Lingering coffeish sweetness in the aftertaste. I’m not a big fan of these "pure coffee" beers.
StueyD (1036) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints with a thick off white head. A rich, roasted coffee bean aroma, some malt and fruity hop. Full-bodied mouthfeel. An over-riding coffee taste, roasted and bittersweet, all backed up by a sweet, nutty malt and a fruity, zesty hop flavours. All balanced into the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KansaiBeerLvrs (1200) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the first Kinki Beer Tasting. This dark brownish black beer with a roast coffee aroma delivers the expected roast coffee flavor with a medium body. All in all a solid coffee beer.
Inbreak (1370) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 12.05.2012, tap @ CBC:
Lett fyldig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, syrlig kaffi, laktose, røsta nøtter, sjokolade, karamell. Fyldig røsta syrlig smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, syrlig brent kaffi, bitter sjokolade, røsta nøtter, karamell, gras. Middels bitterhet som set litt, litt uttørrande munnfølelse. God.