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Coffee Brown - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Coffee Brown
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 01-20-2014

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark ruby brown with a tan, finger width head. Fair retention gives way to a broken, somewhat barren surface. Miniscule spots of lacing with poor stick.

Smell - Aroma is very nearly that of cold, iced coffee to go along with light hints of caramel and chocolate.

Taste - Follows the nose. Iced coffee, caramel and chocolatey characters dominate upfront and throughout. A vague, berry-like acidic bite creeps into the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair amounts of carbonation. Smooth, slightly silky texture.

Overall - Solid coffee beer. Nothing truly amazing, but I might be tempted to buy it again from time to time.

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3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
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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22oz bottle into a Founders snifter:

Pours a deep, dark brown. Looks darker than many porters I've had. Frothy khaki brown head dissipates pretty quickly, typical for a coffee beer. Aroma is pretty coffee forward. Lots of berries and fruitiness from the coffee which is not unexpected for a Bird Rock cold brew (hint: excellent coffee selection here). Taste follows nose pretty closely. Roasted malts interplay with the coffee quite well. A nice snappy bitterness and acidity from the coffee really takes on the palate. Again lots of fruitiness from the coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to slightly light. A good coffee brown ale/porter that I would buy again.

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

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a: its a deep, dark murky brown color. had a fizzy 2 finger dark tan head that immediately fades to no head. looks like a soda

s: smell is immediately coffee forward. super fresh coffee beans. dark chocolate powder, smooth vanilla, a hint berries, super roasted malt. more coffee forward, less caramel malt

t: as in the aroma, its coffee forward. freshly roasted coffee beans with a little bitterness. however, what i like in here is that there is more caramel malt in the flavor than the aroma. a bit of caramelized brown sugar and milk chocolate. better than the aroma indicated

m: its a medium mouthfeel. the mouthfeel is mellow, with minimal amounts of carbonation

o: if you're looking for the typical brown ale this isn't exactly down that river. this is coffee dominated - but is balanced out for a smooth finish with the caramel sweetness. definitely dominated by coffee. very enjoyable though

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Coffee Brown from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.