Heritage Coffee Brown

Alaska
United States
Alaskan Beer Heritage Coffee Brown
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

English Ales are typically malty-sweet, often with a rich, caramel or toffee-like character. Hints of coffee are often present in this style, so this was a perfect beer upon which to base this unique coffee creation with coffee beans from Heritage Coffee Company.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
19
Hops: 
Cascade, Calypso
Malts: 
Chocolate, Pale, English Oats
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The initial aroma is a prominent cold-brewed medium roast coffee, with light roasted malt, caramel, and a suggestion of herbal hops emerging as it warms. The flavor is more balanced with a moderate coffee character, roasted malt, nuttiness, and a pronounced hop bitterness that lingers through to a residual sweetness that emerges mid-palate into a moderately dry finish. A low, smooth alcohol warming and creamy mouthfeel adds additional layers of enjoyment to this beer. The beer evolves as it warms, but the coffee character is the dominant force and some additional character from the base beer would help create a more pintable beer.