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Coffee Brown - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Coffee Brown
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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made in collaboration with award winning Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, the beer gets its back bone by using Maris Otter as the base with a triad of chocolate and crystal malts, which impart a smooth and rich malt character. We infused that with a special Kenyan Makwa coffee using a cold extraction method.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 01-20-2014)
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TheMarkE, Apr 14, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter glass. Pours a clear deep brown with some mahogany highlights and a half inch cap of foam. Retention is poor however, settling out to stillness in seconds.

Smelll is profound of roast coffee and was noted immediately upon cracking the bottle. Bit one sided and perhaps overdone I would say, depending on your coffee tolerance in a beer that is. For me it's a bit much however, with some light chocolate and caramalized fruit deep in the back.

Taste is slick and slightly oily, though in part surely due to a lack of carbonation. Touch of fruit lingers for a while then closes with a flash of dried fresh roasted coffee. Feel is a bit thin and watery, leaving a bit to be desired. And yet again a lack of carbonation seems to be the issue. Perhaps intentional in that regard. Too much like coffee for this non coffee drinking fan of coffee to a degree..

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CEDAMA, Oct 04, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a decent brown ale...yeah yeah yeah. But the aroma...the aroma! Wow. Like the first time Raul went out with his baby mama and she spruced herself up like a christmas day ham - all around excellence. Beautiful cocoa, malt and coffee aromas follow along into the taste. Mouthfeel is quite thin, but as a whole, this thang is pretty sexi.

Smells amazing, tastes pretty good, and feels simply aite. Not über status, but pretty good.

RaulMondesi, Oct 12, 2014
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A: Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Doesn't show much lace, but still looks solid.

S: This coffee is just stupid good. This smells absolutely incredible. Deep, roasty and rich with a touch of dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and a hint of blackberry.

T: Pretty much all coffee, but in this case that's not such a bad thing. Tons of freshly ground coffee, roasted malt, rich dark chocolate and some toasted bread. Maybe just a hint of fudge in there as well. A great coffee beer. I've been waiting for Saint Archer to give me a beer that really impressed me and I think they just gave it to me.

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32oz growler poured into a snifter.

Very dark brown with an inch of khaki foam that leaves thick sheets in its wake. The aroma is coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Toasted cashew blends with blackberry, earthiness, and plum. The base beer presents complimenting chocolate and a touch of caramel. The aroma is a coffee lover's dream. The flavor is chocolate, toasted bread, and delicious fucking cold brewed coffee. Nutty earth and dark fruit abound. Coffee lingers on the palate for ages. The mouthfeel is creamy, silky, and smooth. If you like coffee, you'll love this. You could fault it for being more of a cold brewed coffee than a beer, but I can't argue with the result. Delicious.

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Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki dark head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa, freshly roasted coffee bean, and brewed coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, cocoa, brewed coffee, and coffee bean flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic brewed coffee and coffee bean characteristics that make this one super tasty and easy to drink.

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Coffee Brown from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.