Too Much Coffee Man | Gigantic Brewing Company

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Too Much Coffee ManToo Much Coffee Man

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Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SGToliver on 02-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 12
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Photo of Beaver13
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is roast coffee, with some sweet chocolate with a little underlying Belgian yeast.

The flavor is sweet malts, Belgian yeast, chocolate and roast coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, interesting - tastes like a dark Belgian strong ale with coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Crazy, dancing and buzzed in two different ways, er, 'coffee cup dude' amusingly depicted on the label, and I just got the meaning of the lack of a comma in the name.

This beer pours a solid black, with some loose basal cola highlights, and one finger of bubbly, weakly foamy, and kind of soapy beige head, which leaves a few minor instances of coral reef lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bitter, medium roast coffee, a weirdly distinct further gritty char, caramel and grainy wheat malt, subtle earthy yeast, baker's chocolate, and mild bruised banana. The taste is more well-creamed coffee, bittersweet cocoa, mixed-up caramel and wheat malt, banana pudding cups, ethereally peppery yeast, a tame oily nuttiness, and the barest hint of cold, steely alcohol, er, warming?

The bubbles are more or less easygoing in their no-nonsense frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally smooth, with a burgeoning creaminess as it warms. It finishes on the sweet side, the creamy nature of the coffee colliding with the unfortunately underappreciated maltiness, and the other lesser players still just that.

An interesting take on more than a few base styles, and what mashing them together might look like. I'm getting much more of a coffee porter, with a bit of Belgian yeast tossed in for shits and giggles, than what I imagine a 'Coffee Imperial Black Saison' to be. At any rate, this is tasty enough, the coffee and chocolate character much more prominent than anything from the confounding complexity of the saison world.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickS95
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark and thick pour. Almost black, just some shades of brown at the edges. The head holds the beer from a higher score. Brown bubbles form, but there's no retention whatsoever. Each movement of the glass brings about more bubbles, but again, they're immediately gone.

I like the scent of dark malts, chocolate, and coffee. Very malty with the hops completely muted.

For someone who doesn't drink coffee, I still love the taste of it in a dark beer. This is no exception. Smokey, bittersweet chocolatey, coffee.

A split second of sweet followed by smoke and bittersweet before giving way to bitter. Caramels malts do their best to provide sweet to temper the bitter, but the bitter overwhelms for a pleasing mostly bitter finish. Medium bodied and bittersweet defined in liquid form.

Overall, this is a really good beer. You can really taste the coffee. The ABV is high enough to let you know it's a beer but subtle enough that you can enjoy it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with little light transmission. Thick light brown head dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet dark malt with light toastiness, espresso coffee, cocoa. Flavor is coffee forward, lightly sweet, nuts, dark malt and a light grassy hops finish. The Belgian and/or saison yeasts are not detectable through the coffee and nut flavors. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. A very nicely balanced coffee ale; the yeast and malt are completely subsumed into the sweet coffee drink flavors, but support them well and all the flavors play well with each other. More and more coffee ales are showing up and seem to be getting mastered by breweries. This is a very nice one and distinct, much better than some of the standard lager yeast based ones from few years ago. Gigantic could be on to something with the pairing of this saison yeast and coffee. Quality coffee; I liked this a lot.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of indy351
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JoeSTATE
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very dark oily black with brown hue. light brown head which is very thin, almost non existent, dissipated into a tiny ring but does not stick to the glass. Smells like hazelnut. Tastes like coffee, hazelnut with an after taste that reminds me of unsweetened almond milk. Will probably buy this again before it's not on the shelves anymore.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle.

A: Pours black with dark brown and reddish highlights under a 1/4" mocha head which fades to the rim and leaves spots of lace.

N: Roasted fresh-pressed coffee, nutty, fruity, vanilla notes.

T: Grainy, faint Saison yeast, mellow coffee with a slight roast.

M: Semi-full body and semi-medium carbonation. Roast coffee finish.

O: Not a lot of farmhouse since the coffee overpowers the yeast. Enjoyed.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Barnoloid
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Too Much Coffee Man from Gigantic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 89 ratings