APPEARANCE: Stunning reddish copper hue with a light custard frothy head. Beer left in bottle after pouring displays large soapy bubbles. Brilliantly clear with tiny bubbles.
AROMA: Coffee. Very good coffee. Malt aroma secondary. When glass is swirled, some grassy hop notes peak though.
TASTE: Coffee at, perhaps, 50% intensity. Here is where malt actually makes a comeback, balancing the coffee taste. Some hop taste and bitterness, but only enough to balance the malt and coffee. Aftertaste is a pleasant melange of coffee and beer. Slight caramel notes in the finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Soft and smooth. Carbonation does well to cleanse pallet.
OVERALL: Beer in general tends to deliver coffee upon the vehicle of stouts and porters, and so it’s a pleasant change to experience coffee in an amber ale. Beau’s does a great job packing in the coffee aromas and flavours, and then balancing the coffee with a very stable beer. Very drinkable.