Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured between two tulips split with my FIL. Warmed to near room temp before pouring.
Black with a faint brown edge. Head is rather non-existant, but that is to be expected.
Roasted malts, with traces of coffee/chocolate dominating, but with a nice coffee essence on the edges. A big bourbon finish, which comes to dominate as it warms.
Milk chocolate at first sip, which is quickly taken over by the coffee. Roasted malts compliment, with a earthy, burnt bacon flavor profile. Bourbon finishes strong, with a great boozy, though not dominating, finish. Great balance of flavors.
Mouthfeel is rather silky. Carbonation is gone, but that is not needed. ABV is felt, though not really tasted and well balanced with the bourbon flavors. I love this style, and sometimes the bourbon comes off too strong, dominating the beer, becoming almost fake. THis one finds great balance, which I absolutely love.
A great bourbon beer. This needs more distribution. Another homerun from this up and coming brewery.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2011 00:31:04 | More by Cheesemoose
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2.73/5 rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Bottle from totoropanda a while back. Cheers!
From a bomber into a snifter
Stout with coffee and aged in bourbon barrels
APPEARANCE: Dark brown pour yields a 1+ finger, slightly looser, foamy, dark tan head with decent retention. Head fades to a half wisp. Black body with minimal carbonation evident. A ring remains leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Darker body, but looser and foamy head.
SMELL: Nice bourbon, with oak, coconut, vanilla and some caramel notes. Milk chocolate and sweet cream with light aromas of coffee there as well. A touch of roasted malt under it all as well. Pretty nice barrel with plenty of nuances.
TASTE: Bourbon barrel, oak and light tartness up front. Some milk chocolate through the middle into a bolder and slightly tart finish of oak, vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, and a definite tart cherry sourness as well. A touch of biter coffee notes under the slightly tart barrel flavors. Definite sourness to this. Intentional or not, it's not really what was expected. Too bad, as I can taste some good potential here.
PALATE: Thinner body with slightly higher carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes a touch sticky. Lighter for the style. Definitely needs to be thicker and heavier.
OVERALL: It's not bad at this point, and the tartness might even be seen as somewhat pleasant, but I can't imagine this was intentional. Definitely something starting to take over here, which is unfortunate, as I'd heard good things about this beer. Something I'd like to try again sometime, but not this particular batch.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 19:20:31 | More by Jeffo
Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.