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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For our 108th birthday, we’ve brewed up something special. Our first coffee ale, crafted in collaboration with Austin’s own Chameleon Cold-Brew, made with dark-roasted specialty malt and Chameleon’s beloved cold-brewed coffee, it’s sure to wake up your tastebuds. But it won’t be here forever, so pour yourself a fresh cup while you can.

Wake up and smell the beer!

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3.3
beer_rookie (611) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Pours a clear bronze color. About one finger beige head. Short lived head. No lacing.

Aroma is weak coffee. A little smoky and woody.

Taste is thin, very thin. Good roasted malt, light coffee. That's about it.

Mouthfeel is light to medium body. Very watery. Very drinkable.

Overall, it's decent. It's not at all what I hoped for. Too watery, hardly a porter. Needs more body. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't recommend it.

3
kevinator (2419) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2017
One of their better beers. Aromas and flavors of coffee and other roasted notes. Decent color with a medium palate.

3.1
Jabah (506) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2017
About what I expected. Was hoping it would be a little thicker, or more like a porter/stout. I’d compare this to a medium or slightly darker brown ale. Denisty on the thin side. Flavors of caramel malt, coffee, light cinnamon. Could use a little more bitterness, but an OK seasonal.

3.9
mathew23 (2) - - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
Has a good taste of coffee to it, but not so as to overpower the beer. Malty and not bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Soupordean (86) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Clear medium brown color, small off white head. Dust and malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet creamy malt flavor with slight gut pepper currents and a decent finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Fatehunter (2582) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours a finger and half of head on a dark brown body. Aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee and wood. Taste has a nice coffee flavor throughout, malty. Nice. Texture is softer. Quite enjoyable.

2.3
swanmann (776) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2017
I’m not sure if mine was too old, or too cold. Not much head, not much aroma, not much flavor, thin. Meh.

3.6
onceblind (10095) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Clear deep amber with a thinnoff white foamy top. Nice mellow malty nose that’s amberish and lightly roasty with a nice cool cold-brew tone. Smooth semisweet amberish flavor with light cold brew flavors, particularly toward the finish. A little basic, a little lighter than it needs to be but it’s tasty.

3.1
drjay44 (3769) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2017
24 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, rapidly collapsing beige head, with minimal lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body.......nose is light coffee, mild roasted malts, with toast, cracker, mild dried fruit tones, no hops......taste is mild coffee, light roasted malts, dry throughout, finishing with light hop bitterness, no esters, balance to the coffee and malts......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is a pleasant, easy drinking but quite light and simple beer. It misses the stated style of Porter with the mild malt body, but could have been called a Spice/Herb/Vegetable, if the base were a Dark Lager. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5

2.3
ironprog (88) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber with a tight, white, foamy head that dissipates slowly. Aromas of yeast, chocolate, and a slight hint of lemon. Taste is mildly sweet with watered-down flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Body is medium and on the watery side. Texture is thin with average carbonation. Finish is on the astringent side and has a bit of a "metallic tang" to it. Overall, I found the watery flavor and body to be underwhelming.


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