Coffee Tough Guy
Begyle Brewing Company

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From:
Begyle Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #218
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,427
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 6.42%
Ratings:
31
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 08, 2022
Added:
May 19, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Tough Guy With Ipsento Wildfire Espresso
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2022
 
3.58 by mando31 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2022
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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NeutroMan from Illinois

16 oz can (canned 12/23/21) into a pint glass.

A: Dark mahogany color with a dense tan head that left rings of lace as it receded.

S: Complex toasted nutty malt aroma. Coffee, dark brown sugar, molasses, dark stone fruit, and bread.

T: Bitterness comes from both coffee and piney hops to balance the nutty, bready roasted malt backbone.

F: Medium-light bodied that might benefit from a little more heft.

O: A very well-balanced brown ale.

Jan 01, 2022
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Oct 29, 2018
 
3.78 by metter98 from New York on Oct 27, 2018
 
3.77 by EdFed from Illinois on Oct 14, 2018
 
3.7 by Mikexw from New York on Sep 23, 2018
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/3/2017. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, milk chocolate, and cocoa; with lighter notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, milk chocolate, and cocoa; with lighter notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, spicy hop; and light roast/coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, milk chocolate, cocoa, light smoke/char, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and lightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is and excellent American brown ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very classic tasting style example. Nicely rich malt complexity without being too roasty, great fruity/nutty coffee complexity, and nice earthy hop presence. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 27, 2018
 
3.72 by SeaChant from Michigan on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.5 by DanGeo from Michigan on Dec 13, 2017
 
3.79 by Richter525 from Michigan on Dec 11, 2017
 
3.9 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Dec 10, 2017
 
3.35 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Dec 10, 2017
 
3.64 by kell50 from North Carolina on Oct 22, 2017
 
3.83 by itsmillartime from Colorado on Oct 10, 2017
 
3.5 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 07, 2017
 
3.43 by juicebox from Kentucky on Apr 24, 2017
 
3.77 by ndnipa23 from Illinois on Apr 17, 2017
 
4 by DbbC from Illinois on Mar 17, 2017
 
3.68 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 10, 2017
 
3.5 by beagleyx2 from Illinois on Dec 12, 2016
 
3.94 by Chris-1911 from Illinois on Dec 10, 2016
 
3.58 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2016
 
3.79 by novamat from Illinois on Sep 11, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by 98green from Michigan

On tap at the brewery. Dark copper in color and clear. Smell is fresh ground coffee and sweet malts. Taste is much more coffee forward, brewed flavor more the the brightness of grounds. Feel is on the sweet side, but not as cloying as some browns. Carb on the low side. Overall a nice beer, but not remarkable.

Jul 03, 2016
 
3.87 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Feb 28, 2016
 
3.75 by bcm75 from Illinois on Aug 22, 2015
 
3.93 by ali1987 from Florida on Aug 08, 2015
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 08, 2015
 
4.05 by enelson from Illinois on Aug 08, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by emerge077 from Illinois

Draft at Green Lady in a fluted tulip. Thanks to Thomas and Jenny!
Body is an opaque mahogany brown, tiny beads of carbonation rising along the edges of the glass. Ample head of creamy tan foam that has staying power.

Mellow coffee aroma, roasty and smooth, fairly subtle. Some grainy malts come through also. Taste is more coffee forward, adding a complimentary roasty bitterness to the rich toasty malt base. Smooth and creamy, light coffee bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Overall a nice variation on a pretty solid brown ale.

Jun 05, 2015
Coffee Tough Guy from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 31 ratings