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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Ghanaian cocoa nibs and blended with a toddy of Tanzanian beans roasted by St. Louis’ own Kaldi’s Coffee, this luscious golden ale delivers the unmistakable flavors and aromas of coffee and the smooth richness of chocolate.

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3.4
sawbuck (792) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 Nice aroma of coffee, some chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Light orange color with a fluffy white head. Sweet up front with nice tones of coffee, chocolate and vanilla beans. Bitterness is earthy but balanced. Slightly chalky mouth feel. Interesting brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/10/2018 Total Score: 2

3.4
fidelis83 (2551) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2018
Slightly hazy gold pour with a one finger, creamy off white head. Aroma is mellow cocoa nib, buttery corn, toasty grain and a hint of light roast coffee. Flavor is sweet cereal and cocoa nibs up front, some buttered corn, floral and earthy hops, and really light roast coffee. Medium body, creamy entry, light to medium carbonation, off dry, somewhat mineral finish. Good stuff, a little buttery for my taste.

3.4
mcberko (20268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
On tap at Schafly Bottleworks, pours a hazy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma is quite earthy, with subdued coffee notes. Flavour is a little more pronounced, bringing out earthy coffee beans and a little vanilla. The blonde is a nice backbone for the coffee an vanilla. Well-done.

3.6
BREWMUSKCLES (2767) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2017
what can i say. not altogether beery but good coffee and good chocolate. blonde ale somewhat orange. one looks for this in a land of proper seasons.

3.5
oobawa (1925) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Solid blonde coffee beer, unexpectedly rich in mocha notes while maintaining a golden ale brightness. Modest red apple sweetness meshes with the chocolate and coffee, while a mild but firm bitterness rounds out the finish. Aroma and looks are rather lackluster, but the creamy, perky texture works well with both blonde and coffee sides of the brew. Easy-drinking, for damn sure.

3.8
Dacrza (1086) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2017
DATE: June 11, 2017... OCCASION: finishing a whirlwind weekend with Lord of the Rings and the boys....GLASSWARE: Stoudt’s autographed pint... pours a cloudy golden body with enough bubbles to produce a steady stream,,, off-white head is perfunctory, thinning off at once to a pencil-thin, even ring... definite, brash coffee bean, light chocolate and lighter vanilla bean give an awakening, abrasive aroma... the earthiness and spiciness tantalize a bit... a smooth, medium-bodied draw ensues, with a lingering strength of bitter pepper and roasted bean... a light citrus brightens the cocoa and coffee that otherwise punches the drinker with an audacious strength... the overall drinkability surprises, even at 6.3% ABV, which is where the blonde comes in.... refreshing and flavorful in balance--may be the finest Schlafly I have had to this point...

3
gripweed57 (3045) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy, honey gold color. Earthy, green coffee bean nose. Flavor is tangy, with a peculiar smoky, coffeeish malt flavor. Notes of earth, green coffee and cocoa. Tart and dry. Unusual at best.

2.9
Jabah (572) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Traded a festival buddy from Missouri one of these for a 3 Daughters Coffee Blonde. This had less malt and flavor. Blondes are typically hit or miss for me. This is a near miss but drinkable. Balance is slightly off and a bit of a rusty feel. Coffee is mild...not much of a complement. Good to try, but not one I’d really buy.

3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2017
12oz bottle. Minimal head that dissipates, atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/espresso, some roast, light earthy, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light earthy, orange, some cocoa in the finish. Light-medium body, some acidity, light stickiness.

3
solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2017
A little coffee, some cream. A hint of chocolate in a golden beer like hershey kiss packages. Pours golden with ok head. Light bitter finish. Tap at beer festival.


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