kapusta (100) - Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA - DEC 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Valéry DeBreucker at Fantome. Pours cloudy, deep muddy gold with a fluffy rocky off-white head. Aroma of coffee grounds and toasted grains, mocha? Semi-sweet flavor with sugar bread, sugary espresso, cocoa powder, slight hops. Average body with average carbonation. Mildly sweet finish. Good beer
ineedbeer (2037) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is interesting and not exactly coffee forward with some toasted bread and dark caramel notes. Light nutty notes and fairly fruity with a faint roast note. Stone fruit, pear and red apple with some faint banana.
Pours a somewhat hazy, copper red with a medium large, thick, pillowy, light tan head that exhibits decent retention as it slowly recedes. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with some light caramel, toasted bread and nut notes. Hints of honey. Moderate red apple and pear notes. Light coffee flavors and faint roast notes. Moderately strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth.
Overall, a weird beer, but it works better than I was expecting and much better than the dark version. Roast notes are very faint and the coffee character is light and fruity. Its still weird though and not in a particularly good way.
Minderbinder (3460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber/orange with high creamy off-white head. Aroma is of fruits, malts, sugar, soap. Taste is of gross bitterness, malt (roasted), sugar, soap. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Weird, lacking recipe. Amateur.
mathieuc (3633) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of coffee, fruits, burnt toasts and a little vegetal. Taste offers more coffee with ashy angles and moderate bitterness. A little earthy. Alcohol is moderately warming. Medium body and carbonation. "Drinkable" for sure but why do that?
czar (8547) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours unclear bright copper-orange with a very nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. soap, lightly torrefied coffee grains, tons of spices - cloves, masala mindfuck; some sweetness - berry jam; yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet berry-coffee finish. needless to say, it is awkward and unique - but not good.
djd07 (13186) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast coffee and spice. Medium body, roast, spice, off finish, odd.
ametras (1459) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Slightly hazy burnt orange with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are dough, toasted/lightly roasted cereals, chocolate, toffee and coffee with herbal, fruity, nutty and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Strange...
Johnsense (1501) - - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish gold pour, larger head, specs of lace. Bitter aroma, coffee, yeast, toffee. Initially sour on the palate then the coffee takes over. Toffee, lighter chocolate notes, malty, yeast. Medium to lighter body. Complex, if not a bit muddled.
UDBeernut (2827) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle split with wife, pours light tan hue, active head that reduces to a small cap. Light coffee, toffee, citrus. Mild chocolate note, velvity medium body, yeah, its lit af.
SeniorZozo (1462) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark golden with a small, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has pepper, coffee, malts, mild funk. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, coffee, lingering dryness.