C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale - 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
500ml bottle poured into chalice 8/3/14 from notes
A slight haze in a maroon body that's almost purple when held to the light, a finger of mocha foam falls rather quickly leaving a thick ring where it existed
S more hops then expected, some orange and maybe even a little melon, light milk chocolate, some coffee but I was expecting more, brown sugar and a hint of floral and herbal hops
T coffee comes out a little more, very faint pine, still lots of fruit, brown sugars turning to caramel, everything I smells still there just a little more of it, a slight improvement over the smell
M medium bodied but ends up quite creamy making it fell heavy, no booze going down, light roast lingers on the finish
O not exactly what I expected but I enjoyed it start to finish, mild coffee notes work well with the brown ale aspect and throw in a pile of hops for good measure
something different is always nice and when different works that's even better, 8 wired continues to impress
03-17-2014 22:34:56 | More by wordemupg
3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
interesting take here, like coffee ice cream. huge huge white head thats either a product of elevation change or time in bottle, but it starts slow and rises just off white well above the rim and takes some ten minutes to settle. the beer itself is hazy, thick, and milk chocolate in color. there is some yeast floating around too, clouding things up. the nose here is coffee first, rich chocolate malt second, not too much acidity or sweetness though, and a rather round complexion. the taste mimics the nose rather well, with a coffee front end, roasty and bitter, and a chocolaty malty backbone. no alcohol to taste at all, and not much caffeine going on here. thick and creamy feel, maybe some lactose sugar in this? honestly a lot like ice cream that you taste with coffee in it, or an affogato. lovely. a little pricing at some 11 bucks a bottle, but a very well made brew, and an excellent use of coffee.
01-16-2014 04:51:22 | More by StonedTrippin
3.53/5 rDev -10.9%
Deep brown with faint head
Lovely coffee and malt nose, slightly earthy
Sweet coffee milkshake upfront but dry and bitter finish. Not quite as exciting as promised on the nose.
Medium bodied, nothing special
Would drink again, went well with scones and cream. Would be interested to know the caffeine content.
12-14-2013 11:27:05 | More by GarthT
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
As I read the brewer's excerpts about both beer an coffee being the best beverages ever known, who am I to argue? Although I imbibe in both equally, one is meant for day while the other is reserved for night- but both come together with a taste that's best meant for either brunch or that late relaxing pick-me-up.
Its simple brown color is actually less simple as its bright clarity shines through tawny and garnet-red highlights. Building above is a creamy coffee-like creme that laces the surface and the glass with appearances of heavy whipping cream.
High coffee aromatics actually start out earthy and sweet, but with that deeper whiff a much more vibrant columbian coffee scent reveals nutty, scorched earth, butter and brittle. Much softer than "espresso" richness or burnt qualities, the base scent of toffee, chocolate and toast allow the base beer underneath to control its late scent.
To taste, there's a semi-sweet chocolate flavor that rises first. But a quick follow-up of nuts, dark wood, and cream round out a smooth and java-forward initial taste. It's middle is even more rounded with malt sweetness as well as a hoppy herbal note. It's earthen with grain, coffee spice, and chicory. Loving how the beer comes together, its coffee, chocolate and nut character is alive and well from sip 'til finish.
Medium-full, there's a "bigness" to the beer that suggests a fuller palate sensation, but the coffee and semi-dry late palate keeps things smooth, highly drinkable and delicately bitter.
Its final impressions are all about chocolaty "standout" character. Though reserved, I'm not quite sure whether the beer is bigger on brown or bigger on coffee- and that is all of its charm: Its a masterful ale that finds favor in any beer lovers glass!
12-14-2013 08:35:42 | More by BEERchitect
3.94/5 rDev -0.5%
Clear brown body coupled with a thick, creamy, light tan head; lots of clumps of foam on the glass. Brown sugar, charred grains, coffee and mocha aromas. Flavor follows the aroma with a pronounced presence of coffee grounds and an alcohol edge. Medium bodied, very smooth, semi-sweet.
A top-notch and easy drinking caffeinated brown ale. Excellent blending of dark grain sweetness with a healthy dose of coffee elements. A very pleasant eye-opener!
11-03-2013 20:17:30 | More by beergoot
3.99/5 rDev +0.8%
Bottle: Poured a light clear brown color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee is pretty intense with loads of floral notes without any astringency. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with light caramelized notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good offering with great balance and no astringency
09-20-2013 23:40:17 | More by Phyl21ca
C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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