RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Our coffee beer is more "iced coffee" than "double-mocha-mud", more "summer quencher" than "winter warmer". I start with a brown Mexican lager to compliment the coffee of choice, "Nicaragua" (beans from the La Fem Growers Co-operative, roasted by Just Coffee of Madison.) I include flaked maize both for added creaminess and to appease the sun gods. Extra-warm fermentation lets the yeast create more interesting flavors (the California-common effect, or "Vapor Beer", if you speak Beer-Spanglish.) Hop bitterness is increased to offset the sweet flavor of un-brewed coffee. Whole beans are soaked in the beer during cold maturation - the alcohol extracts and retains aromatics that would otherwise be lost to hot water. You want numbers? Well, numbers you shall have: 15 degrees Plato; 37 IBUs; 5.3% ABV.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Dark copper colour with a thin head. Strong coffee aroma Espresso bean flavour with some medium toasty malt and bitter cocoa. One of the most coffee forward beers I’ve ever had. Loved this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Light brown color. Not as dark as a coffee beer could be. Big aroma of earthy coffee beens. Almost like green coffeebeans ready for roast. Very earthy nose, dust? Unroasted coffee bean bitterness. More of a vegetable/herb/spice beer I’m afraid. Flavor of a cigar with a Connecticut wrapper. Very unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a clear light root beer brown color with a slight head and below average carbonation. Smells of roasted malts, and coffee. There is a slight dusty taste too. First sip is sweet then it is all coffee. COFFEE, COFFEE, and more COFFEE, Very light bodied. Decent mouthfeel but a tad under carbonated. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ughsmash (thanks!). Mmmm, coffee, I love coffee in my beer! Poured a deep orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, earthy/dirt, and some chocolate. Tates of coffee, vanilla cream, caramel, and lighter earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Thanks to tytoanderso for supplying the bottle. Like a lot of people I’m sure, I was surprised that this beer wasn’t a coffee stout. There’s something that gets under my skin when you look at the label, and still have no idea what’s inside. If I remember right, Furthermore seems to be in this ’mystery bottle’ category.
Clear dark orange with a medium head. Aroma of a rich, dark lager with nuts, cereal and a bit of washed out coffee. Light body with a fairly clean finish. Seems fairly (autumn) seasonal, but I’m not sure if it really is. Not too bad. Points added for originality minus point for the labeling mystery seems to break even in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
One of the more interesting brews that I’ve had in a while, it tastes very much like an iced, creamy coffee with roasted barley and hardwood notes thrown into the batch. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (4060) - Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12 oz bottle shared by heemer77 at the 10/18 tasting. Pour is golden orange thinnish off white head. Aroma of coffee, full roastiness, and bready maltiness. The coffee is nice, really integrated with the nose. Taste is the nose, the coffee integrates very gently, through to the finish, with a limited after taste. Palate is thinnish, drinkable, nice. Unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Pour is hazed amber with a thin tan head...smell is smell is fruity and lightly spicy...taste has a bright coffee flavor to it...really interesting in fact, because it doesn’t taste like dark rich coffee, but like a bright acidic guatamalan coffee...very interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, coffee, pepper. Tastes of coffee rinds with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled. Poured hazy, darker garnet with a ring of beige head and carbonation sliding up the sides of the glass. The aroma picked up cold coffee, first and foremost, wtih a little chocolate and some herbal notes present.. if you dig deep, resonant pine shows up.. bizarre, but quite nice. The flavor showcased coffee as well, both in the malty middle and surrounding bitterness.. corn and oatmeal-like sweetness and smoothness worked well at the core.. finished with coffee and light pine bitterness. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. smooth middle contrasted against the brighter edges well.. felt quite good. Yum.

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