JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby-tinted brown pour with a tight off-white head. The aroma is quite coffee-laden. Herbal with a bit of light cherry as well. No astringency or vegetal notes either nor does it completely overwhelm the malts - it just lends a nice warm coffee aroma. Soft sweetness with some light sticky toffee flavour. It seems to thin a bit as it warms up but it’s still a decent brew.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a modest colored brown, probably closest to chestnut. Thin light tan head that persists throughout. Nose brings a really, really excellent combination of roasted brown malt and the pure essence of coffee. The two are in near perfect tandem. Taste brings the same thing, although the harmony isn’t quite as present as it was in the nose, with the coffee a bit drier and the malt not as full. Feel is really nice with a good, dry medium body. Drinks incredibly well and I love the addition of coffee to a brown ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-14-2010
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown pour off white head malty and light coffee aroma ... nice taste of fresh coffee beans and roasted light malts .... roasted coffee finish ... a nice mellow and fresh coffee brown ale well done
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Tap House. Pours a deep amber color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of coffee. Coffee taste with some bitters. Light mouthfeel.
Leafs93 (1668) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours off tap a nice brown hue. Aroma is coffee grinds with some caramel. Taste is sweet coffee. I enjoy coffee an found this to be an exceptionally good colab.
mansquito (3346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Hop Devil, Manhattan: (3.25): Pour looks very good: a scarlet brown with a nice frothy beige head. Aroma is of coffee and some malts. Taste is almost entirely of coffee grounds with a thin beer taste in the background. Light bodied. I would have not even known that this was a brown ale, because mostly it seems like a yet unnamed, but still quite mediocre, style of beer.
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour, can you believe it? Nice foamy head. The aroma is bread, earth, malt. The flavor is similar with a nice and light feel to it. Very enjoyable.
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Blue Dog during Wealth of Riches. Pours a medium brown color with no head. Aroma mostly of coffee. Flavor of coffee without any creamer etc. with a bit of a hop bitterness. Didn’t really enjoy this one.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thin brown with no head. Aroma is malty with a slight coffee note. the taste is undeniably coffee with very little carbonation. Gives the impression you are drinking cold coffee. Very interesting for a brown ale. very good.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a medium to deep amber with a slight brown tinge, light carbonation- thin head- some lace. Aroma is sweet coffee, toast, and caramel malts- some toffee and light earthy hops. Flavor is a bit more coffee, sweet, roast, and lightly bitter, grassy and herbal in the finish. Strange style to add coffee to, but it seemed to work ok.