M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Eight months in 11/26/2013
Medium roast coffee still runs the show with soft rye and oat trailing behind, the head has died down just a touch, still towering, maybe a bit lighter bodied? still very pleasant overall, I’d probably plan to drink any future batches within the first four months
About two months in 05/27/2013
Checking in on this batch with two months development reveals a more coffee focused experience, still plenty of oat and rye characteristics to create a creamy-spicy compliment to the coffee overlay, what’s so great about this brew? It’s so pleasant, nothing overpowering, just excellent beer with plenty of nuance, enjoyed this more in a TeKu at this point, I could definitely see this one coming off as unimpressive without the proper conditions and attention, really nice
Cork and cage @ 50° into 14.7oz Zwiesel cognac snifter; huge, smooth tightly structured, slightly desaturated, light khaki head explodes over a hazed deep mahogony body; Light, aromatic coffee notes blending through smooth oat layers into bittersweet rye, caramel, smooth medium deep roasty notes, spicy hops, characteristics are all fairly light; mml creamy mouth which builds with some warmth, slightly coating with a light dry and spicy coffee hop finish, soft milk chocolate base; light and nuanced considering the abv, balanced, some richness but refreshing, solid
Very vibrant one dimensional coffee aroma. Avods smelling acidic or over roasted. Dark ruby brown, almost black nice light brown pillowy head. Very nice creamy coffee flavor with no acidity present. One note but a very well done note. Great velvety mouth feel, smooth coffee taste with some injecting flavors that seem to suggest a Belgian golden base. Like chocolate ale, but coffee.... SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 29, 2013
bottle. clear brown with stable, medium, foamy, beige head. strong bitter, ground coffee nose. robust coffee flavor. probably the most "coffee" flavor as coffee beers get, but with an appropriate malt sweetness. lighter notes of caramel. medium body. it’s good...it manages robust bitter coffee with enough sweet malt backing with the addition of creamy oats. awesome. if you want a coffee beer, this is it. superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big roasted coffee beans, caramel, toast, toffee, oats, brown bread, spicy rye, floral, and light roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with big presence of the coffee with well balanced malt/hop complexity. Taste of roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, oats, light spicy rye, floral, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of coffee beans, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, floral, oats, and light roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of coffee with malt flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice coffee ale. Very nice balance and complexity of coffee and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. Sledutah (7978) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle at The Beerhive
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee and peppers
Nice. If you like coffee this beer is for you, if you don’t then don’t stop here.
Aroma brings nutty, wafer, chocolate, and coffee flavors. The beer pours thick, unlcear amber with a huge, creamy beige head. The flavor brings coffee and some amber malt flavors ending with a nutty profile. bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2013-4, best by 10-2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Not surprisingly, the aroma is mostly coffee. There’s also roasted malt, nuts, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate noticeable. It tastes like coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and surprisingly a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a little creamy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this coffee brew, definitely worth a try. $12.99 a bottle. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on June 8th, 2013.swanmann (782) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark brown cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee.
Taste: Coffee, light bitterness, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, lingering finish.
Summary: Really interesting beer. Often coffee beers are porters or stouts, nice to have something liter.
From the bottle I poured a clear, medium brown coffee colored brew with lively carbonation and a good two inches of tan foam. While still cool I smell milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol. The flavor is subtle coffee roastyness, not dark, with some milk, sugar, potent fresh hop twang to round out. The booze warmth and semi-sweet bitterness work very well together in my opinion, produces a slightly medicinal brew. It’s not a dark coffee stout, just a boozy take on a cold coffee ale. I like it. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at bait shop... Pours clear reddish color with thin white head. Coffee and smoke aroma. Taste is caramel malt, coffee, sugar, surypy, good sit