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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
The year was 1918, Captain Frank Ruhstaller, looking for some respite from the Prohibitionists threatening his lifes work, traveled by steam ship to East Africa. Many miles later our Captain found himself in a very exotic world he could never have imagined, exciting his every sense. Rumor has it that is was on an early morning walk that he encountered a small coffee roaster. The Captain took fondly to his fellow brewer and returned to Sacramento with several large burlap sacks of this old souls beans. To his dismay upon his return his brewery was closed courtesy of the 18th Amendment and his dream of a Kenyan bean meeting a California hop died. Until now! 210 Cases Produced Jason Griest Tim Jordan Jan-Erik Paino Eric Ryan

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
I like it, but the coffee flavor overpowers everything else. The tangy, citrus hop flavor is an afterthought behind the flavor of the morning beverage. Not bad, but definitely made with the coffee enthusiast in mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13054) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy chocolate coffee, quite earthy, medium toast and nutty malt. Flavor is heavy chocolate coffee, substantial earthiness, light spicy hop bitterness, toast and nutty malt with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jnihal (8) - San Diego, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2016 does not count
Like beer, coffee, cream and a pastry. It really tasty, especially after it warms up a bit. Its not too high in abv so its still refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (992) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 8, 2015
My bottle came wrapped in what looks like a brown paper bag with the bottom cut out and the whole thing glued to the bottle. The story of the beer is printed on the back and "Old Soul" and "Sacramento" printed on the front. Too bad theres not a picture of it since its one of the most interesting packagings Ive ever seen. Smelling this in the bottle, I would have guessed it was a stout. Chocolate, charred wood and coffee all leap out of the glass which now poured reveals that this is actually a slightly murky medium amber colored beer. It also appears to have some sediment floating around in it and Im wondering if thats coffee (or maybe a byproduct of using it in beer). The tastes is lighter than the aroma indicates, but the coffee really comes through now. Has a medium roasted coffee taste with a nice acrid, bitter bite that I think is a combination of the coffee and the hops. The combination is really good and plays off the lightly sweet caramel taste of the malt. The body has a slight creaminess to it but is thin and a bit watery overall. That bitterness rolls around the mouth and continues long after the abrupt end of the rest of it. I can attest that Old Soul Coffee in Sacramento makes great coffee and here it makes a great beer too!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (9313) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
25/VII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a (2015-990) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber to red brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, some lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of coffee, more coffee, bit of caramel, sweet touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, bitter, more coffee. Aftertaste: coffee, coffee, and thats it. Ok, Im not a big fan of coffee, but this beer just lacks any depth and complexity...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9951) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
66cl bomber, from Kingdom Liquors. Ambre, col beige. Arme est malt et prsentant un bouquet fort centr sur le caf, le tout restant assez frais-moulu. Retrouve aussi un lger rtro de biscuit - grains. Palais est malt grill, un caf imposant mais qui ne tombe pas dans le surfait. Ce dernier devient, nanmoins, vite prsent et parfois un peu trop pour boire cette bire tout seul. Lhoublonn reste prsent mais plus tire indicatif, ajoutant un lger fini agrumes, sec sur la fin avec un caf restant persistant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (5156) - BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Courtesy of sebletitje. The bottle says Sacramento has soul and apparently this is a collaboration with Old Soul so that makes sense I guess, I therefore assume this is the same beer. Creamy, thick, light beige head, deep reddish copper colour with some minute yeast bits floating. Aroma dominated by generic coffee powder and coffee with milk, otherwise toast, dried leaves, dried apricot, raisins, old cookies, hazelnuts. Dried fruit taste, orange peel accent, hints of peach and berries, medium carbo, nutty and toasted maltiness with a somewhat resiny mouthfeel but otherwise thinnish body, touch of leafy and peppery hops in the finish but mostly toasted maltiness persisting along with, of course, a big but somewhat generic and not very refined coffee powder flavour. Only truly enjoyable if you like coffee in general, otherwise a bit one-sided, but technically a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (9350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to sebletitje! 660 ml. bottle sampled. Move aside wax, this bottle has a piece of cloth glued to the neck Ridiculous really. Amber brown, little mocha / tanned bubbles. Nose is big vegetable roasted coffee, herbal, some sweetness, light malts, Taste is bitter vegetable roasted coffee, some sweetness, grains, sugar, A bit. Totally dominated by overly vegetable coffee, I might appreciate sweet & sugary coffee but heavily vegetable coffee isnt really for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11622) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2015
an American strong ale at 6%, huh? beer #6700! taste and aroma are predominantly coffee in this dark amber brew. very pleasant, especially in the nose. body is average but smooth. back end of the palate shows just enough hop bitterness to be interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Surprised by the low ratings on this one. This is an interesting coffee beer. Not a stout. Not a porter. Some sort of ale. But, a lot of coffee going on. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (707) - - APR 11, 2015
Theres definitely some coffee involved in this one. Thats all you get in the smell, and a good part of the taste too. Its nice to have a coffee beer thats not a stout or porter. Pretty good.

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