jinroh (2574) - ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2017
Tap @ BeerFes Yokohama, September 17th, 2017. Light brown pour with not much carbonation. Nose is thick with caramel and sweet Starbucks frappuccino. Not a pure coffee but a sweet gimmicky one. Some salty caramel umami. Actually interesting how they can get this dry and drinkable body to match with this caramelly and sweet frappuccino flavor. Coffee is there and drinks well, I guess that's good. maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2017
Tap at Craft Beer Festa Kyoto 2017. Nose of thin, slightly scorched coffee. Hazy medium brown color. Light coffee, a bit of thin raisin, and caramel. Thin body, with almost no carbonation. Nose is okay. Flavors are so mild. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2016
Tap at Komachi. Full on coffee aroma, not much else. Taste is similar, coffee dominated. Bit of light caramel behind it. Alright. Maybe the coffee hides everything else.
mrjez (752) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
Tap at CBL 2016. Pours burgundy with pale red highlights and a lasting creamy beige head. A bright coffee aroma, light milk, caramel toffee undertones. The flavour is sweetened coffee blended nicely with caramel amber malt. It has light carbonation and moderate bitterness. It works really well, like a caramel-infused coffee. Great morning beer. biirusaikou (2705) - - APR 20, 2016
Draught at Awashima. Kenya cinnamon version. What a nice surprise, coffee integrates really well in an amber it feels, coffee and caramel malt blending into a rich mocha cake flavor, only gently sweet, fairly smooth finish. Nice stuff, looking forward to future versions.
willisread (3944) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2016
Tap at Awashima Souko. This was is the Kenya cinnamon roasted (fairly light roasted) version and the 4th in the series. It seems as though Marca uses a different single origin roast for each batch. Past batches included a dark roasted Brazilian single and a light roasted natural processed Ethiopian. Thanks to Davido for sharing! Pours a deep amber with a little bit of head that lingers. Huge milk chocolate bomb nose with some light espresso bitter notes along side some dark cacao as it warms. Very rich on the palate with more coffee, chocolate and caramel notes. A slight bit of buttery diacetyl comes out as it warms, but not terribly distracting. Good chocolately finish that lingers with nice caramel notes throughout. My first Marca and a good one at that. visionthing (5661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
On tap at Bay Brewing Yokohama, Yokohama. Slightly hazy dark amber with a minimal off-white head. Lovely aroma of freshly brewed coffee! Malty with notes of caramel, but the fresh coffee is dominating. Moderate sweet, surprisingly balanced and surprisingly delicious. Impressive and just lovely! KansaiBeerLvrs (5568) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2015
Marca Coffee Amber 4.7%
On tap at Komachi.
A nice reddish-amber-brown pour with a light beige head. The nose is a sugary milk coffee, enticing. Medium-light bodied with a raspy carbonation. The taste is sweet coffee and a honey biscuitiness in the finish. Very nice stuff.
KyotoLefty (10931) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2015
Tap at Komachi. Deep brown, cloudy, with a low, thick head. Perfect coffee nose, rich and balanced without any astringency or sourness, plus some chocolate and caramel. Great mocha flavor, coffee, chocolate, some unnecessary esters with banana and peach, but the coffee is really perfectly done. Body is good and pretty full. Slightly too sweet, but really impressive. I would raise it up to about 6%abv and try to get it better attenuated and less estery and it would be world class.