Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Interesting twist, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything other than a porter or stout made with coffee. This pours, indeed, with an amber color. The aroma has an interesting tilt, more cinnamon than coffee, I’d think, maybe a little hazelnut. It drinks with the same impression, flavorful and earthy, with a rich mouthfeel. (#4621, 6/24/2012) 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 650ml bottle. Delicious and bitter. Coffee aftertaste. Aroma of oak and nut. I like. TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Coppery amber pour with a short tan head. Strong coffee aroma and hints of chocolate. Taste is caramel, coffee, hints of chocolate and hops. Coffee is dominant here, too. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, caramel notes, light chocolate, sweet malt and hops. obguthr (6829) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Aroma is strongly of instant coffee. Wormwood and toffee notes are underneath. Clear dark copper, medium yellow head. Again, more of a coffee flavor than espresso which dominates. A dry, tangy malt note seems lost and out of place. Malty and grainy bitter finish. Fizzy. Yes, it is as odd as you would imagine. Nice intensity and balance, just a weird juxtaposition of flavors that never mesh. No significant improvement upon warming. scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft at Rockaway Seafood Company. Clear dark amber with a full head. Aroma of black coffee. Clean coffee palate with a great balance of sweet malts. Finishes dry, crisp, and roasty. Really nice and drinkable, and a great use of coffee in a beer that’s not a 9% Imperial Stout.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dzrk amber color with a medium fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, caramel and a bit of toastiness and chocolate. The taste is bitter coffee, caramel malts and a faint caramel finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and pretty drinkable. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Big roasted coffee nose. Slight coffee and nutty flavors. Very dry finish. Overall a decent amber. TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
Poursa a cloudy medium amber, beige head.
Clearly lots of coffee on the nose, caramel, hops, malt.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Lots of espresso and vanilla on the palate, some maltiness, a bit thin to carry the weight?
(2012-03-05) MaBeer1972 (2206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2011
A nice deep amber brew. Lacy head (not frothy). Aroma is of tart coffee. Flavor is definately coffee and roasty malts. BUT, somehow this one has too much tartness to be super fantastic in my book. Nice try. jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Sample at Charlotte beer fest. Aroma is distincly coffee and the flavor is much more nutty and a little bittersweet. Surprised this works as well as it does. Decent malt body and bittersweet finish.