Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017 swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! A fanstastic beer that mixes tow of my loves. Coffee and Beer...What is not to love?? A creamy drink with a strong espresso kick to it.
From Sept 2008
I had this at the 12th annual Parkway River Fall Festival, on tap.
It poured a hazy reddish brown with a small head of foam.
The smell was of coffee and some fruitiness. A little light on the nose but good.
The taste overwhelmed me with the coffee. Seriously, with the first few sips, I could taste nothing else. As it warmed up a bit, I did get some earthy and fruity tones but the coffee dominated everything at every stage.
Medium bodied and medium carbonated, it finished with a bitter coffee flavour that left a short aftertaste. By the time my glass was empty, I knew that a "refill" was not in order. 1 was enough. Someone else here said it reminded him of iced coffee and I totally concur.
Bottom line: If you're a fan of coffee, this one should please you as it doesn't get more coffee-like than this. For me, it was kind of over the top with coffee and I didn't find it all that drinkable. YMMV. edgallow (4635) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12 oz bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus and coffee. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Mahogany color with a modest taupe colored head. Coffee to light veggie scents. Full coffee flavors. Hints of light ancho chilies. While I drink coffee, I’m not a fanatic…so this doesn’t do that much form me. 1/14
ClarkVV (6963) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle drunk Winter 2013aumentm (750) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Sort of a beige, lime-golden thing, with deeper copper tints and a wispy, off-white head showing poor retention.
Crushed coffee beans and light acidity, I suppose you might call it lemony, with sparse, biscuity malts, soda water and lighter vanilla notes....
Coffee in the mouth, stale, dry and turning lightly lactic/sour in the presence of the lemony acidity. Just a pinch of sweetness from the malt, certainly not enough to build a decent body or balance. Fizzy carbonation. Pretty bad stuff, unsurprisingly.
This is a lighter beer with a bit of lemon peel and it is infused with espresso that is a real bang.
ZacM612 (870) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark amber with off white head. Nice, strong coffee aroma. Same in the flavor. Just a touch of citrus. dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bought this as part of a mixed pack on my hunting trip last year. I don’t really like coffee or lemon, so this score is about where you’d expect from me, maybe even a little high, as you can easily discern both flavors. Forgot the bottle opener, so I had to use the deer’s brow tine to open the bottles. Gotta find something when you’re thirsty! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, coffee, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee, light lemon, chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness. Busick (398) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Have I mentioned that most of New Belgium’s beers taste like Fat Tire except for many of the Lips of Faith series? Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Wow, this is actually pretty good. Clear mahogany brown pour with very faint diminishing offwhite head. Nose smells of chestnuts and espresso beans. Big malty/nutty flavor with more toffee and caramel. I don’t find the lemon peel other than perhaps a slight bitterness of zest. The coffee is very remote, and in my opinion, the way it should be. A slight bit metallic and vegetal though. Decent job on this.