Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pros: Not light struck. Cool Design. Lots of taste for a 5% beer.
Cons: Brashly hoppy upon tasting. Overly bitter and burnt. Not a lot of body or nuance. Aroma is fairly muted. Short finish. Out of balance for my tastes.
commonshawn (1159) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at new bohemia in uptown with samadueche. Brown black with small white head. Coffee aroma. Rich flavor of malt, coffee, smooth finish. Good.
ilovedarkbeer (2728) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a bready light canvas colored head. Notes of chocolate coffee ice cream, fresh ground beans, and cookies. Really good. Made some car bombs later in the day with this as well.
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: My cousin, Sam
Purchased: N/A; Received on Nov. 30, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 10, 2016
Reviewed as: American Brown Ale
Misc.: Canned on Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. CT
Had been wanting to try this one for a long time and was lucky enough to get a can from Sam. Big Surly fan and big coffee beer fan. Looking back I gave Bender a 3.88 back in the summer of 2011 but I was just starting my reviewing process then. Have some high hopes here.
Poured a dark-to-light black brown color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. Could see a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Bad watery spotty lacing. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.50)
Smelled bitter coffee beans, roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, slight char wood, burnt molasses and ashtray. For the style and type of beer, nailed it. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste followed the nose almost exactly. Probably had this a tad too cold. Got roasted bitter coffee malts, dark espresso, mocha, char wood, ashtray, burnt molasses, licorice, toasted toffee and hints or dark caramel. (Taste - 4.50)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.25)
Loved this one. No hiding it and a great name. I really need to start drinking coffee. (Overall - 4.50)
4.36 97 A
k0mpsa (2703) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at cbc16, copenhagen. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has coffee, some caramel notes and hint of chocolate. Nice roasty body has lots of coffee notes, some chocolate, smooth palate.
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night strong roasted coffee aroma and flavor not a coffee beer guy but this one is great.
kappldav123 (6040) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating from CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Fine malty-coffee aroma. Starts mild malty, fine notes of coffee, dry malty, not too intense. Earthy dry-malty finish. Not bad!
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Pours clear, dark brown with about a two finger tan head, that left lots of lacing. Aroma is COFFEE, roasty coffee, some malts and some spices. Taste is also COFFEE, smooth cold brewed coffee, malty, some spices. Extremely good.
beerme31 (676) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malts. Medium sweet taste up front with that roasty flavor. Medium body, very smooth. Some bitter coffee flavor in the finish mixes well with the sweet malts. Overall very good.
ibrubeer (366) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can. Very nice iced coffee aroma! Dark nut brown color, clear, with thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smooth flavor, coffee, light bitterness. Body is a little thin. Overall, it is a very nice tasting coffee. Good brown ale base with awesome coffee flavor.
MrTipple (4164) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense coffee, dark roast filter, dark toasted malts. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. Some sweet, dark, toasted malts coming up, coffee, chocolate, soft carbonation. Nice Coffee Brown Ale, Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.