hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee with some roastiness. Tastes of roast, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel. Nice and drinkable.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Victory. Pours a clear amber, somewhat inert with a light tan head. Toasted malt aroma with notes of nuts and caramel. Mixed with the coffee it smells almost like maple syrup. Stale coffee is prominent. Stale coffee flavor with some hops to finish. Not a fan.
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s with James. Pours chestnut brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Nice lace. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and more coffee. Medium bodied with a palate just like a cup of cold black coffee. Really intersting brown.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Draft at Capone’s with pat. Pours a hazy brown body with thin white lacing. Araoma is delicious coffee roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and appropriately carbonated with super notes of coffee roast. I burped afterwards and thought I had drank a cup of coffee.
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at Teresa’s next door. Poured into a pint glass. Light, clear brown with little to no thin head. Not much aroma, but what was there was of coffee and light alcohol. Mouthfeel was very fizzy and light. Taste was of coffee, water, some light sugar, coffee, urine and more coffee. If you like coffee, you may like this beer. I like coffee and I thought this beer was crap. I like the idea of Victory mixing coffee with something lighter than a porter or stout, but this just didn’t work. Hopefully, this will be a one-off and put to bed quickly. I drank about half my pint and left the rest. Too bad, one of the two bad beers I’ve had by Victory... can’t win em all.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark yet clear maple color with a medium sized frosty cream colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans and nuts. Taste dominated by watery roasted coffee beans. Has a nutty aftertaste.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of coffee, bitter coffee, sweet malt, light lactose, slight cream, and slight chocolate. Poured copper in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of coffee, sweet malt, and light chocolate. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then slightly chalky, and lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, and light to medium bitter, coffee, malt, and slight chocolate finish is slightly chalky.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some smoke and caramel. Taste of caramel malts, tobacco, coffee, roast, and a dry finish.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma was a wonderful coffee aroma. Not a burnt dark roast coffee, but a nice smooth rounded coffee profile. Caramel, toffee and nuts as well. Flavor of pumpkin spices for some reason, light roast coffee, nuts and caramel.