Delta Beer Lab BRN.01 Coffee-Infused Brown Ale

Delta Beer Lab BRN 01 Coffee-Infused Brown Ale

Delta Beer Lab BRN.01 Coffee-Infused Brown Ale

Coffee-Infused Brown Ale
Brewed in: Madison, Wisconsin
2015 BJCP Style: 19C – American Brown Ale
ABV: 5.2%
Special Ingredients: Coffee
Canned on: 10/1/20
Tasting on: 12/19/20
Glass: Snifter

Aroma: Light-moderate toasted malt sweetness. Moderate coffee with slight green pepper that fades quickly. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Undertones of dark chocolate and caramel. 9/12

Appearance: Very dark brown. Opaque with good clarity when held to light. Light tan head with excellent retention. 3/3

Flavor: Low-moderate malt with minor dark chocolate, very light caramel, and minor toasted character. Light-moderate coffee blends well. Very minor citrus hop flavor, moderate hop bitterness. Balance is slightly toward bitterness. Clean and dry, but the chocolate and caramel give a light impression of sweetness. Minor dark chocolate, coffee, and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. 15/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. No warm alcohol. 4/5

Overall Impression: The coffee works quite well with the roasted/toasted malt, both are recognizable but neither dominates. A pleasant combination of coffee and the American Brown Ale base style. 7/10

Final Score: 38/50 B+

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