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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For our 108th birthday, weve brewed up something special. Our first coffee ale, crafted in collaboration with Austins own Chameleon Cold-Brew, made with dark-roasted specialty malt and Chameleons beloved cold-brewed coffee, its sure to wake up your tastebuds. But it wont be here forever, so pour yourself a fresh cup while you can.

Wake up and smell the beer!

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (915) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Andover Liquors. Appearance is clear dark ruby red with minimal sparkle, no head and no lacing. Aroma is dark-roasted coffee. Taste is bittersweet roasted coffee. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, tastes like sweetened ice coffee. Tasty but much more coffee than ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2017
Bottle sent by Shiner for review: The pour is brown like a lighter porter that makes up its base. A foamy head fizzes away like a soda, leaving a slight trail of foam. Smell has some lightly-roasted coffee ahead of some similarly roasty malt. Theres a bit of chocolate in the aftertaste at the finish. Coffee is a good match with a porter or stout. With dark malt adding to the coffees taste, you do run the risk of being kept up the night after some coffee beers, and that kind of happened to me, too. So let that be a lesson about pacing myself.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (705) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2017
Looks like a cup of coffee with a small tan head. Smell is coffee and roasted malt. The taste is like a week coffee and a week porter. Very thin watery body. Have never tried Chameleon Cold-Brew so not sure if this is what they was going for or not but I am not all that impressed with it. I need strong coffee to get my day going.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (1535) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2017
Heavy coffee smell...Reddish hue...Not as dark as I thought on color or taste...Much lighter than expected...Like a flat watered down coffee... Disappointing..Some maltiness

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1726) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4761) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2017
12 oz bottle. The sales guy at the beer store lamented that this is a good ale but most customers avoid it because its made by Shiner. Well, perhaps Shiner doesnt make great beer but they dont make bad beer either, at least for the most part. This ale is a bit better than the average Shiner offering, and has a more equally balanced mix of brown ale and coffee flavors than many coffee beers. Particularly nice, lingering aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Excellent appearance with a durable, dense tan head over a clear dark reddish-brown body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 18, 2017
Pours a medium brown color with a rich coffee aroma. Taste is as advertised, cold press coffee mixed with a dark malt and clean oats finish. Very well done and the dark roasted malt is nicely balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7380) - Utah, USA - APR 9, 2017
12oz bottle bottle picked up at Total Wine in Reno
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of coffee and green peppers. Flavor of dark malts, coffee, vanilla and chocolate
Better as it wanted up

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Nice coffee aroma. Taste is a little one dimensional. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackBeerPG (536) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2017
Taste: Crisp, complex, gentle coffee, tart notes, semi sweet, roasted caramel malts. Same with the nose. Dark Mahogany, mostly clear appearance, tan head with delicate lace on glass. Medium body.


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