Palme (5022) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A cloudy deep caramel colored beer with lots of floaters and a small heavy lacing off-white top. It definitely has an interesting aroma. Well hoppy with lots of real bitter and almost pungent citrus zest, some ripe berries, almonds and the coffee actually hits you way back in the nose. A really different one, and I like it. Love the flavors here. It has a dark roasted malty flavor, really pleasant. The mouthfeel is good oily and the carbonation level is just below average. The coffee shines through as does salmiakk, ripe blue and purple berries and a nice hoppy bitterness. A really tasty one! 08.06.2013 fugitive (2089) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Color dark orange with medium head. Aroma malt, coffee, hop, orange. Taste malt, sweet, coffee, caramel, hop. DYCSoccer17 (3720) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12 ounce sample on tap at The Press Club in San Francisco. The aroma has some vinous, ethanolic notes, which are soon swallowed by a big waft of coffee. Very unique aroma, but not sure if that’s good. Moderately hazy orange body with a creamy, off-yellow head. Great lacing present. Starts sweet, sticky, and vinous. Lots of heavy, buttery and butterscotch diacetyl here. This diacetyl cannot even be masked with the coffee flavor. Warming. A flawed beer that is worsened by the attempt to hide the flaw. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
12oz bottle shared. owner said this was about a year old knowing that ipa’s dont fair very well we drank anyways. poured a murking brownish color not very appealling. but got the distinct aroma of coffee and hops. the flavor was a bit thin but you could take both the coffee and the hops. i was ok with it but would like to try fresher to see if there was any difference. adamah (214) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Interesting earthy hops aromas, pine, citrus and the added roasted coffee notes really make it unique. It pours a deep orange/ light brown color with light head retention. The taste is like somebody hopped the hell out of my coffee. It has some real nice bitterness, a little bit of sweetness up front and some umami. It is medium to full bodied and has some warmth to it as well from the high ABV. It’s more like a black IPA than a regular but this beer couldn’t fit neatly into any category.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Keg at Friends of Ham. Pours a deep orange, with a finger of head. Aroma is resinous hops, grass and coffee, with a little touch of cinnamon or something earthy underneath. Taste is good, too, hoppy, caramely, earthy and with a nice coffee thing going on there too. The coffee’s not underplayed to the extend that it’s unnoticeable, but equally it far from dominates, it’s really nicely done. Impressive and mature. ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a deep hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is piney grass notes, grapefruit, melon, then coffee and cardamom sort of sneaking in from behind. Pretty cool. Taste is pine, grass, coffee, resin, hints of herbs and melon. Slick full body, medium carbonation. Original and tasty. Holmen1 (6880) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
Flaske delt med Aske på Søernes Ølbar: mye ipapreg og litt kaffe, masse kick og punch. This is your wake up call. gunnfryd (15652) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off- white head. Aroma is chocolate, pine, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is chocolate, pine, grapefruit, orange, malt, coffee, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer. natejgood (540) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a significant white head that lasts and lasts. Citrus aroma with a bit of coffee but not as much as I was expecting. The coffee and the hops don’t go badly together, but this beer has a lot of flavor. It has a pretty strong aftertaste and is a bit syrupy in the mouth. An interesting beer for sure, but maybe not one at the top of my list to try again.