Pours a dark ruby brown color with a big tan frothy head. Good retention on the head. Plenty of nice lacing on this beer.
Aroma is simple and straight forward. Coffee is pretty much all I am getting. Reminds me of the aromas that you get when cleaning out the coffee filter, strong, slightly bitter coffee aromas.
Taste is big and bold in the coffee flavors. My parents had a coffee percolator when I was a kid. The coffee flavors in this beer remind me of that style coffee. I guess that explains the name! Fairly sweet from start to finish.
Light body with light carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, with a slight dryness on the finish.
This beer is interesting. I like it, but it tends to be kind of a wild beer that I don't see myself having very often. Worth a try if you like coffee.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers