Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is clear brown with a big tan colored head and decent lacing. Huge coffee - green coffee beans - some cocoa, caramel, brown sugar and bread in the aroma. Taste is big coffee - thin body - somewhat earthy, grassy, bready, caramel notes and brown sugar. Light body with medium carbonation. Pretty good, but would highly benefit from added body. islay (3125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consumed on 3-28-15. Pours brown with a bronze hue and a slight haze. Nice, beige head. Looks pretty good. Definite mocha in the nose. Coffee, caramel, and chocolate scents, in that order of prominence. Coffee flavor with sweetness. I don’t like coffee, unfortunately, so the smell and taste don’t do anything for me, although I suspect coffee fans would like it. Coffee been flavor. The coffee becomes less prominent on multiple sips, which is good. Medium body. Smooth and somewhat frothy in the palate. Could be a lot worse as a coffee beer. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep brown with a slight amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a rich mocha note backed by dark grains and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor has a similar strong mocha note with a dark grain backbone. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Tap at Town Hall. Brown pour with amber / reddish highlights. Small dense head. Lots of cold press on the aroma and taste. Some cocoa powder also on taste. Fun variant on a brown ale. arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, roast, coffee, slight caramel into a bit of nutty notes, some fruit, spice as well. Taste was a mix of nice coffee bean, espresso, slight roast into a fairly sweet chocolate note, some slight caramel, finishing sweet. Pretty tasty.
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of hops. Almost fully opaque with a small off-white head. Tastes like cocoa has been added. Has an instant coffee, hot cocoa aftertaste which docks a point for palate. Still, a mooth and nice brew. Dorwart (2616) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Poured from a growler courtesy of robertsrealty. He sent this to me probably over a month ago and I am just getting around to opening it now. I must say that this brew traveled perfectly. Poured with a huge head from a somewhat vigorous pour. Recedes slowly. Mixture of chocolates in the aroma. Definately some milk chocolate along with a hint of dark bittersweet chocolate. Some coffee aromas along with plenty of roasted grains. Quite yummy and the coffee is not overpowering which is nice. Dark brown in color with a hint of red along the edges. Body is a little on the thin side. Plenty of roasted grains and coffee in the flavor. Coffee overpowers the chocolate flavor a bit. Some bitterness from the coffee also along with carbon and a hint of tartness. Maybe from the storage. Minimal though. Finish is dry and a little chalky with a lingering rich roasted coffee flavor. A very good pumped up brown ale and one the will appeal to the coffee lovers. I myself do not drink coffee and am still finding this one enjoyable. awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Deep brown pour with a ruby tinge and a tall, fluffy layer of tan head. Mild, but satisfying malty aroma of unsweetened chocolate and whole wheat toast. Medium roast coffee and toasted almonds also enhance the somewhat predictable bouquet. Medium bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Some lightly dry mocha flavors and a hint of coffee create the majority of the flavor. What am I bothering to describe this brew? The name says it all. Well constructed, albeit predictable way of accomplishing its namesake goal. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Guess I would of called this a Mocha Java Stout but as JK said,no Brown Ale.
It was very much a Starbucks creation.lots of chocolate and bitter cold coffee.Thick and tasty for sure. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 How in the world is this a brown ale? It looks like a stout, smells like a stout and tastes like a stout. This beer fits perfectly in the sweet stout category. It has a strong coffee aroma and some chocolate as well. Flavor has the same qualities, but the coffee seems less fresh giving the beer some cold, stale coffee flavor. But it works for this beer. This is the smoothest coffee beer I have had at Town Hall, and these guys make a few of them. Black, medium sized but thin tan colored head.