RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A collobration brew with Ann Arbor’s RoosRoast featuring locally roasted Colombian coffee. Wolverine Brewer Karl Hinburn, once in the coffee roasting business himself, spearheaded the coffee side of this beer, finally selecting a Colombian Excelso bean roasted at Roos. Part beer, part coffee, what’s not to love?

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3.7
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2017
bottle. Brown with small head. I'm not a coffee guy but this captures what I like about coffee -- the coffee bean flavor without the acidic nature. Some roast and light cocoa. Really good flavors. Interesting brew.

3.2
justkoehn (171) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2017
No head and lacing. Coffee aroma. Thin brown appearance. Smooth cold brew like taste with mild hop bitterness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
chucklemation (1764) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Drank from a bottle. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is sweet and bitter chocolate, caramel, coffee, and roast. Has some carbonation and a medium body. Good.

4
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/22/2017. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of coffee, roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is a great coffee lager! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter finish. Awesome vibrant coffee complexity, with great malt balance. Feels kind of midway between a Vienna Lager and Schwarzbier on style. A very enjoyable offering.

2.7
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2017
This is like a coffee. Plus some beer. If this was a rap song it would be called ’Coffee, feat. Beer. Pours brown with good head. Bitter finish. Tap at Savor.

4
ebone1988 (2126) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is coffee, more like fresh beans than brewed, some earthy bitterness, but very roasty. Appearance is amber brown, light tan head. Taste is coffee. Taking a bite out of fresh coffee beans. Light chocolate, light earthy bitterness, but just in your face coffee, excellent. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, coffee bean aftertaste. Overall, I like this a whole lot.

3.7
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes. I had this one on draft at the brewery on March 18 after a hockey game. The pour is a nice darker brown color that has a thin light tan head that lingers a bit, offering a little lac3e. The aroma is pretty good. It does smell like coffee, as one could hope. There is a hint of chocolate in this one with a light bitterness from the roasted malts. The flavor is definitely heavy in the coffee. This one is just as advertised. There is a nice bitterness associated with the coffee, and the rest of the notes from the nose just fall by the way side here. It’s very intensely coffee. The mouth feel is thin and light with a decent carbonation to help it out, but it is almost like a heavy cup of cold coffee. The aftertaste is all bitter roasted coffee with little else helping out. It’s not terrible, but you have to really enjoy coffee for this one.

3.5
markas101 (2502) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Tap, Wolverine Tap Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber brown. Sweet coffee aroma. Sharp texture. Coffee and maple syrup flavour. Long espresso finish.

3.5
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap: Ruddy, dark brown, almost black, thin khaki collar recedes to the very edges. Smells & tastes just like cold pressed coffee. Huge, roasted coffee bean aroma & flavor with undercurrents of dark malt sweetness, a hint of cocoa, roast, & some very mild caramel in the back-end. But mostly just coffee, all day & all night. A pretty nice balance of bitterness & sweetness, too, without leaning out of kilter at any time. Maybe just a touch watery in the end, but still a nice beer.

3.5
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Sampled at MBG Fall Beer Fest. It pours a nice dark brown with a mocha colored head. A slightly odd coffee aroma. A solid coffee bitter flavor. Very unique.


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