Served chilled from a 12 oz can and poured into tumbler glasses. Pours a dark brown to almost black color with a thin white foam head. Smells are of coffee and pretty much nothing else. There is a slight roasted maltiness but the coffee is overpowering. The carbonation is moderate with a medium body. Taste is of coffee coffee coffee! They make this beer by steeping in Guatemalan coffee for 24 hours, so you get a nice roasted flavor. Aftertaste is bitter from the coffee yet slightly sweet and funky.
I tried this twice during my visit to Minnesota a few weeks ago. The first time was late in the evening, and the second time was tailgating for a football game. I must say it tasted much better in the evening versus earlier in the day...
I was shocked to see how highly this beer was rated on Beer Advocate. Still good, but I would rate a bit lower. Looking forward to trying again.
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