CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JAN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. I think I grabbed the last bottle? So, in advanced, I have got to admit that I was skeptical - yet intrigued enough to buy a bottle. Pours a medium almond coloured head atop a reddish copper body. Nose of coffee, dirt and ash. The flavour has depth - the coffee actually amplifies the hop bitterness. Orange piney hops with a real leaf chewiness and grainy coffee sand sludge through the finish. This could be my favorite beer of 2013. Great work Tree!
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Ferris (5245) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Espresso and grapefruit. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Espresso roast, pine and grapefruit with a nice bitterness. I laughed at this now I love it. Better than most Black IPA’s I have had. Well done.
reebtogi (4443) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours an amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by the espresso with some grain and hop notes. Taste is a coffee and hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. If the espresso were a little more subtle I would have scored this higher. Just too much coffee in this for my tastes.
vadie (842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jaune sombre et brumeux (comme un IPA avec un peu du café) avec un col moyen. L’arôme très fort d’espresso avec un peu d’houblon. Le goût a un peu du malt, puis plein du cafe et une finition amer très bien équilibré. Je ne savais pas quoi pensé de ça quand je l’ai vue dans le magasin, mais c’est très bonne.
DuffMan (7139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden body, lasting white head. Holy Moly! Massive vegetal green coffee aroma and flavour here, earthy undertones, pale malts, solid bitterness. Very well done, but it won’t be for everyone.
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fluffy head on dark amber. Smells like I poured my IPA into a dirty coffee cup. A beer for brunch? Strong coffee flavours fron start to the long aftertaste. Not a big pleaser to start. Kind of grows on you. Kind of like IPA filtered through cold coffee grounds. Hops, espresso and a caramelly blend note.
sulawang (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours pale cloudy sarsaparilla brown with a decent creamy head, decent foamy retention, sticky lacing, lots of fast and slow micro bubbles, lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
Nose: beautifully fresh roasted coffee beans, A. (lvl-10)-pungency
Attack: sweet sour roast
Mid-palate: light coffee sourness, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted coffee, nuttiness, dark chocolate
Finish: thin airy mouthfeel, pine-grapefruit hoppiness, roasted bitter coffee-malt finish.
Summary: This one has distinct layers of flavours with a great balance of bitter-sweet-sour-burnt-hoppiness. Quite solid but a little thin near the mid-finish.
gramity (1507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a slightly brown colored head which leaves a nice lacing.. Strong aroma of expresso and a hint of chocolate. Flavour is mostly sweetie malts and a light floral hoppy notes with a strong expresso finish
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first coffee IPA... I’d been putting it off due to not wanting to get buzzed while drinking, and also... because it’s a coffee IPA? WTF? The nose is all nutty espresso, a bit of mineral water, the taste is pretty bitter, lots of espresso, the hops don’t really come through in the flavour, only in adding a bit to the bitterness, the main thing that makes me feel this isn’t a coffee apart from the carbonation is the mineral water flavour. Funny that they mention chocolate in the description because this is the first coffee beer I’ve had where I can’t pick up that trace; I guess espresso tastes a bit like chocolate, but the malts are certainly not adding to that aspect. I guess there’s fruitiness in the flavour if you really reach for it. I like it though, since I like espresso, but I dunno reminds me of a "raspberry beer" that just tastes like raspberry juice.
Giving it pretty high marks because the coffee is obviously good quality.
pictoman (671) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Opaque orangey yellow with minimal white head. Predominant espresso aroma. Overpowering espresso flavour with mild hops in the background. Feels like a gimmicky one note pony, but it’s good for what it is.
Lagerboy (1372) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear orange copper, off white foamy head settles and fades. Pungent coffee aroma, some roasted malt. Strong coffee bean taste dominates to the finish, burnt dark malts and some subdued caramel sweetness. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Light bitter hops emerge as it warms with some faint citrus and grapefruit notes. Different and enjoyable. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)