Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
This sounded like an odd concoction, and it lived up to expectations. Cask at Churchkey. Very cloudy copper colored with no head to speak of. Aroma of dilute Starbuck’s. Taste was pretty similar, light coffee. No balance, no complexity. Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Bottle. Pours a cloudy, light-brown with a thin, fizzy off-white head. Loads of espresso - dark, bitter espresso - in the aroma. Wow, flavor is kind of ridiculous. Wouldn’t expect this out of an amber, but I suppose it works alright. Tons more espresso, quite bitter, some light sweetness, moderate roast. Sweetness comes in a bit during the tail and finish. Medium body, light carbonation. Really, really interesting, and pretty good as well - I just wouldn’t drink more than one of these. Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is tiramisu, sugars, caramel, hops, biscuit notes.
Taste comprises espresso coffee, malt, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish.
Good stuff - how to make an amber ale tasty and interesting, coffee it up ! jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso beans, vanilla and caramel malt. Lightish body. Very smooth and much better than expected. bhensonb (15091) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bomber from some store in San Diego! Pours hazy amber with a slight, but foamy, off-white head. Damn, if it doesn’t smell like espresso. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. Flavor starts espresso, moves to a suggestion of chocolate, heads towards coffee, and seems to finish with a caramel touch - and then the espresso coffee aspect begins again. I’d say the coffee used is pretty good coffee.
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, coffee, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coffee, light earthiness and light wood with a smooth lingering coffee finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear brown-red body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strong coffee. Medium body, light coffee acidity. Surprisingly tasty. Lubiere (13794) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
A clear brown ale with a dark creamy thick moka head. A pleasant aroma of espresso coffee, nuts, and milk chocolate, very pungeant. In mouth, intense coffee and bitter chocolate, burned notes, dry malt. Surprising. Tasted on Jan. 1 2009. Drake (13647) - 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. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
@NH Brewers Fest–on tap-pours a retaining thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is espresso. Taste is espresso-medium/dark malt, erthy hops bite.