cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
A-pours a dark brown liquid with red edges. tons of creamy full caramel brown head with a light lacing on the side of the glass.
S-the nose is very roasted. roasted malts, burnt bitter coffee, and a rather assertive oily hop aroma in the back.
T-the roasted malt and burnt coffee really dominate and leave a strong coffee bitterness flavor that lingers a while. the hop presence is also still assertive and rather different but enjoyable.
M-the body is medium to light in weight with a creamy feel to it. it is slick on the back of the throat and highly carbonated with just a touch of driness in the finish.
D-this is overly bitter and burnt but the hop presence does its best to salvage and create a unique beer. not bad, but couldn’t drink more than one. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle from fbm115. Dark brown color, slightly murky, with a good full tan head on top. Laced well. There’s coffee in the aroma along with toasted nuts, grains, and a little chocolate. The flavor follows with the addition of some caramel and perhaps vanilla too. The sweeter flavors are balanced by a roasty bitterness. The coffee is hardly rich or bold but it doesn’t remind me of crap coffee either. I like the toasty element to this that seems to show as a toasted almond flavor. Sometimes it’s hard to get too excited about this style but this is a pretty damn solid Brown Ale. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Another great bottle from Kiel.
Pours deep brown with very little light passing through, which shows slight ruby tones. The head is huge and creamy, bigger than I was expecting and yielded excellent lacing.
The aroma is fantastic, but that’s coming from an admitted coffee beer lover. It’s really all about the coffee in the nose, heavily roasted coffee. There are some nutty notes and hints of chocolate.
The taste is almost too much coffee for even me. It’s extremely bitter, and tastes more like spent grains than freshly ground coffee. There’s not much else in the taste outside of some mild malts in the background.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very bitter, good carbonation, and very smooth.
I think I like this beer more than I should due to my love of coffee beers. I’ve rarely had one I didn’t like, and I certainly like this one. That said, you better like coffee or this might be a little much for you. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draft, Poured a muddy brown in color with an offwhite head. The aroma is nutty, hints of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is much the same with additional notes of cocoa. The finish is smooth and creamy. dmac (6387) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle shared by pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a slighty muddy red/brown with a foamy light beige bubbly head. Aroma of coffee, slight hint of spice, and a touch of vegtables. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor of coffe but not as strong as th aroma, brown bread. Solid beer.
hopdog (12807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark and deep amber, almost brown, color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, some nuttiness, roast, floral, and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, coffee with cream, roast, and lighter floralness. pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out a moderate brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of heavy coffee, light roast and some spice. Taste is mostly roasted malts, coffee and light caramel notes hiding in there too. Solid. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, chocolate, light nuts, and coffee. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, coffee, light chocolate, and caramel. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Coffee, malt, and caramel finish is dry. egajdzis (6669) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Hazy brown color with a small,off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, floral hops, some pine, nuts, and coffee. Taste of more caramel, roast, some coffee, vanilla, nuts, buttery malts, and a hoppy finish. jredmond (8441) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle split with Andrew and Dave. Pours a dark hazy brown body with nice white head. Aroma is light coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate malts.