brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
A: Pours an appropriately dark brown color with a finger and a half of tan head.
S: I can certainly tell this is a coffee beer right away. Lots of coffee aroma without much else. Some earthy notes which could be the coffee or some hops. Just a mild sweetness to the nose.
T: Mostly coffee in terms of the flavor, as well. There is a bit of a coffee grounds type of flavor to this beer. Again, only a mild to moderate sweetness with some molasses and bread being the malt flavors.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: The coffee flavor wasn’t all that impressive in this beer, though it was certainly the dominant flavor component. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with light vinous notes, light hopping. In mouth, a nutty malt with chocolate beans, not bad, medium bodied. On tap at Datz, Jan. 8 2011. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, grass, nuts, and caramel. hopdog (12549) - 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. DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours hazy brown with nose of malt, nuts, mild coffee/toffee. Tastes fairly rich, with earthy brown sugary malt, nuts, toffee, and a complex finish.
phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle from zathrus13- thanks, Jeff! Pours a semi-cloudy brownish amber color that looks clearer out of the bottle but gets murkier as it fills up. Small beige head with some film and a ring that remains. Aroma of coffee, earth, toasted brown sugar, and faint roasted malts. Takes a while to get much pop out of it. Flavor of coffee, toasted brown sugar, roasted malts, chocolate, and bitter earth. Light-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty solid, and I probably should have had it sooner. jredmond (8285) - 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. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy as an extra from a recent trade. Thanks! Pours a ruch well hazed dark copper brownish hue. Frothy beige head, sizable overall sticks around and laces small. Aromas are crisp toast, toffee, roasty earthy coffee elements. Touches of cocoa, some druit fruit, biscuits, coffee element meshes well with toasty and sweet malt. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter as the front end offers toast, toffee, coffee roast, cold coffee. Some cocoa, firm brown malt presence, biscuits. Toasty and mellow with a firm sweetness into the middle, offering more toast and coffee elements firmly into the backend. Coffee, toast, mellow sweetness. Flavorful, simple, enjoyable. Coffee element gave this a bit of life. Solid, lost a point overall for coming in such a big ABV package for it’s simplicity egajdzis (6588) - 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. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
bottled, thanks to mora2000, dark amber color with soap foam, aroma is fruit and some cracked nutshells, flavor of smoke char, cocoa and nuts