Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep amber pour with a small off white head. A good amount of coffee in the nose along with some roasted malts.
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out a moderate brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of heavy coffee, light roast and some spice. Taste is mostly roasted malts, coffee and light caramel notes hiding in there too. Solid.
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, cream and malt. Taste of roasted coffee beans, cream and malt.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Coffee on the nose. Pours a dark amber, brown with solid off white head. Bitter coffee upfront with hints of roasted malts and chocolate, heavy caramel and molasses notes with fresh coffee. Not bad!
boto (1962) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Mikro: This one poured an opaque, mahogany brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head that was a little bit frothy.
It left some lacing. It has a nice nose. Coffee and roastiness were the most dominant. Perhaps a bit of caramel malt trying to get through. It has an interesting taste. Lots of coffee flavor, with some roastiness. There is a touch of bitterness. Nice!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great bottle from Kiel.
Pours deep brown with very little light passing through, which shows slight ruby tones. The head is huge and creamy, bigger than I was expecting and yielded excellent lacing.
The aroma is fantastic, but that’s coming from an admitted coffee beer lover. It’s really all about the coffee in the nose, heavily roasted coffee. There are some nutty notes and hints of chocolate.
The taste is almost too much coffee for even me. It’s extremely bitter, and tastes more like spent grains than freshly ground coffee. There’s not much else in the taste outside of some mild malts in the background.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very bitter, good carbonation, and very smooth.
I think I like this beer more than I should due to my love of coffee beers. I’ve rarely had one I didn’t like, and I certainly like this one. That said, you better like coffee or this might be a little much for you.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear brown, with a tan head. Aroma is hops, coffee nuts, and malt. Flavor is hops, malt, and subtle coffee. Medium to light body.
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from fbm115. Dark brown color, slightly murky, with a good full tan head on top. Laced well. There’s coffee in the aroma along with toasted nuts, grains, and a little chocolate. The flavor follows with the addition of some caramel and perhaps vanilla too. The sweeter flavors are balanced by a roasty bitterness. The coffee is hardly rich or bold but it doesn’t remind me of crap coffee either. I like the toasty element to this that seems to show as a toasted almond flavor. Sometimes it’s hard to get too excited about this style but this is a pretty damn solid Brown Ale.
cpetrone84 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-pours a dark brown liquid with red edges. tons of creamy full caramel brown head with a light lacing on the side of the glass.
S-the nose is very roasted. roasted malts, burnt bitter coffee, and a rather assertive oily hop aroma in the back.
T-the roasted malt and burnt coffee really dominate and leave a strong coffee bitterness flavor that lingers a while. the hop presence is also still assertive and rather different but enjoyable.
M-the body is medium to light in weight with a creamy feel to it. it is slick on the back of the throat and highly carbonated with just a touch of driness in the finish.
D-this is overly bitter and burnt but the hop presence does its best to salvage and create a unique beer. not bad, but couldn’t drink more than one.
bth122 (1341) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish amber color. Bottle. Aroma of coffee beans. Slight cocoa. Full head. Light sweetness at beginning. Slight bitterness and smokey flavor also after that; Pretty balanced taste. Med to Full bodied. Creamy texture. Pretty good stuff. Doesnt seem like a brown ale, almost more of a stout.