Kofe Storter - Alpha Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Franziskaner:
3.54/5 rDev -0.8%
Dark brown in color with almost an amber tint. Easily a quarter inch of tightly packed beige head. Light Brussels lacing. Strong aroma of dark roasted coffee and cocoa powder. The flavor is dominated by bitter,dark coffee. I get a bit of the cocoa powder note in the fade. The mouth is highly carbonated,creamy,and somehow a bit thin on the finish. If you are seeking a more sessionable coffee beer,this might fit the bill.
06-28-2014 01:48:39 | More by Franziskaner
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3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottled On January 19, 2014 ... Love the stamp that's very easy to read. A lot simpler than a confusing date on the bottle that's hard to read.
A - Pours a cola color with shades of light brown shining through and has a light khaki head.
S - Coffee bean aroma is prominent. It's not espresso or brewed coffee, but a coffee bean character. Hints of cocoa nibs and a light malt character.
T - Compared to the nose, the taste is a bit weak on the coffee. It's more of an even match between the coffee and the qualities of the base beer.
M - For the style, the body seems on point.
O - It's a good rendition for the style of beer.
02-22-2014 16:32:45 | More by cvm4
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
Picked this up almost on a whim, figured I wanted to try something new, and this is both new and local, so bonus!
It pours a deep ruddy brown that gets a bit thin when held up to the light. Small khaki/manila head that disperses across the top, ultimately leaving a nice trail along the glass.
This is definitely coffee, though it's got some interesting almost vegetal component to it, like the smell/flavour of a pepper without any of the heat. Almost. Comes up big and acrid before quickly jumping rails to an interesting aroma I can't quite pin (almost certainly comes from the coffee, though), that evokes images of a muddy dirt road I traveled in Cuba with jungle/rainforest/whatever right after an afternoon rain. Don't ask. As it sits, creamy chocolate moves up the depth chart and it turns almost sweet. An interesting and enticing progression.
I have to say the flavour is almost a little bit of a let down after the olfactory journey on which it set me. The first thing that jumps out to me is that the flavours are somewhat muted. Not watery, by any means (it's got a decent medium sized body), just... not overly pronounced. The flavours that do show up are tasty, though, which makes me wish they were just a little more forthright.
It starts with that same rich complex and bitter coffee from the nose, with a dull roasty thread carrying it to dark chocolate second stage. As mentioned, the coffee is a complex intermixing of traditional coffee roast/bitterness, with characteristics of some of the baking spices, and an almost green (but not really) idea that gives it a fresh, young feel (not like: oh I feel like I'm a young person again!, but like, the beans feel young. But I know nothing about coffee beans, so take these impressions with a grain of salt). The finish is a balance of coffee/dark chocolate/char bitterness but still muted and a faint final finish of an almost lactose sweetness.
I'm getting way too longwinded here.
This is an interesting brew, one I'm enjoying, and one which certainly benefits from sitting and reaching room temperature as I drink. I'll have to check out the other couple of offerings they have in the coming weeks, but for now, Go Hawks!
02-02-2014 17:47:45 | More by kemoarps
Kofe Storter from Alpha Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.