pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, 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 Caponeís. 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.
redlight (2299) - 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!
adrian910ss (2268) - 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.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Mike!
The beer appears light brown with an off white head that leaves some random spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings coffee and roast. The flavor is straightforward and fairly one dimensional, with coffee playing the lead role. Some light smoke adds a nice touch. Overall, a pretty decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-05-2011
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 thatís coming from an admitted coffee beer lover. Itís 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. Itís extremely bitter, and tastes more like spent grains than freshly ground coffee. Thereís 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. Iíve rarely had one I didnít like, and I certainly like this one. That said, you better like coffee or this might be a little much for you.
boto (1760) - 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!
changeup45 (1669) - 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. Thereís 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 doesnít remind me of crap coffee either. I like the toasty element to this that seems to show as a toasted almond flavor. Sometimes itís hard to get too excited about this style but this is a pretty damn solid Brown Ale.
zathrus13 (1664) - 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 Caponeís. 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.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Poured a muddy brown in color with an offwhite head. The aroma is nutty, hints of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is much the same with additional notes of cocoa. The finish is smooth and creamy.
bth122 (1032) - 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.