madvike (3281) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a filmy white head. Nose is milky sweet coffee with chocolate bread malt. Taste starts malty and bitter, then flows into light roast coffee, hot cocoa, hazelnut, and milky sweetness. Lots of carbonation on the finish masks the flavor. Thin and bubbly. Decent. illidurit (2347) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Backlog purge. From 12 oz bottle. Look I don’t even want to write anything about this. It’s lemon peel and espresso in a beer. Of course it’s bad. It can’t be good. It isn’t. It just tastes like dirty citrus. Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Interesting mix. Medium body. Typical porter flavors. Light roasted coffee, hinted with mild citrus hops. I expected a watery finish.. Yet it has a decent finish. Short finish, yet satisfying... sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
pours a clear dark brown with a minimal tan head. This beer is sweet and malty with a light taste of coffee and a slight spice. I feel the taste is slightly watered. lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a deep, dark mahogany. Mostly clear with a thin head and little retention. Aroma’s are really delicious smelling and well-layered. Coffee for sure with toffee also apparent and a noticeable lemon twist as well. Tastes medium bitterness with light sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a firm bitter/lively/acidic? finish. Overall pretty cool and kindof a style bender.
robforbes (2257) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a clear dark brown with a very small tan head that goes away quickly, and no lacing.
smell is of espresso and a touch of cocoa.
taste is thin, coffee, some cocoa, and a little lemon. ends light and a little fizzy. jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours orange and red with lacing tan head. Aroma of coffee and sweet sweet malt. Flavor is sweet, light body not too complex but good. Overall decent coffee beer Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Paired with ziti and meat sauce.
A: Oooh this one smells good. A little funky coffee color. Some hops. Smells like a really high quality light roast coffee.
A: If ever a beer poured looking weak: this was it. The good lacing from a rough pour is only what saved this. The pour looks thin. Water brown dull poop brown color.
T: Not bad on the taste. Light roast coffee to start with a dark roast coffee finish. It has a little sharp malty sour note that maybe is augmented by the lemon peel? Definitely cannot tell the lemon peel as a stand alone. Not mind blowing but not bad.
P: A little light. A little sour. Not bad.
Overall this is not a bad beer. It’s cool that the coffee flavor is being applied to a not stout/porter. In this case the coffee’s acidity is very under control: something missing in most coffee beers. The problem is there is a strange sour note in the middle. There is a strange juxtaposition between the heavy coffee flavor and the lighter ale sour note. Like I said, I appreciate putting coffee into a not stout/porter but perhaps there is a reason coffee goes with those heavier styles of beer.... lawman834 (268) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours a cola brown. Smells of roasted malt and coffee (duh). Taste is pretty much the same...dark roasted malt and coffee. I can barely taste the lemon peel, but it’s there. Has a hint of that earthy note that most New Belgium offerings tend to have. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has just a faint quick whiff of some citrus up front, but is dominated by the coffee in there. Taste is also pretty coffee laden, though there is a faint bit of sourness at the end. Actually quite tasty and very drinkable.