bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, fire roasted chilies, caramel, and lemongrass. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, toffee, roasted mild hatch chilies, and caramel. Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
The espresso is rather evident in the nose, overriding slighter notes of chocolate and lemon. Very novel flavor-almost earthy coffee grounds. A little sweetness and citrus as well. I’d love to experiment a little with food pairings. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Coffee grounds and chocolate nose with hints of citrus. Brown/orange color with foamy head, medium tan head. Coffee liquor, mint, and marzipan sweetness, subtle bitter bite. Big carbonation, full body, coffee candy finish. Very interesting....coffee is expressed in a very sweet way, not really a roasted fashion, worth trying and would pair well with the right dish. larsniclas (7070) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
Draught at City Beers, SF
Slightly hazy amber with a very brief head.
Loads of coffee(-grounds) and citrus in both aroma and flavour.
Pretty fizzy and slightly weird. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
On tap at BJ’s, nice amber color and then a whiff of straight espresso. Amazingly one-dimensional in aroma, all espresso. The taste is complete espresso with a hint of citrus. The flavor and smell don’t match the appearance at all, this was a weird beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-25-2008 04:36:19
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On tap at the Saucer in Houston. Pours a light, clear, brown into the glass with a thin white head. Aroma smells like fat tire served out of a coffee urn. Flavor really rubs me the wrong way. The coffee flavor I get from this beer tastes like a pot of coffee that you left sitting over a weekend and then tried to reheat. I love that a brewery of New Belgium’s size experiments with beers like this, but for me this one was a complete miss. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
This beer is easy to drink, but the coffe flavor is a bit out-of-place, it doesn’t seem to fit with the beer. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Cool little coffee red type brew with a nice little bit of citrus in the back. I’m surprised I like this as much as I do. Pretty good. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Tap @ Freakin Frog, Las Vegas. As I’d never seen this brew before, I thought why not order it. Pours amber with a tan head. Nose is sweet and light with hints of coffee. Taste is big, with a lot of coffee and espresso, overall not bad. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
On Tap at The Hopyard @ San Ramon. Very nutty - in fact if I was told they used pecan and walnut instead of coffee and lemon, I wouldn’t be surprised. Pours dark amber min white head. Lots of nutty notes. Tastes sweet - I’m not tasting the espesso but its good. Finish is clean, with a sweet note.