The other half read that Triumph was brewing a coffee beer in collaboration with Small World Coffee in Princeton. She she likes Small World Coffee and likes coffee in general, she wanted to make a trip to Triumph to give this a shot. She was gracious enough to let me take a sip of it.
Style: American Stout
Trivia: According to the Small World Coffee website, “We have been serving up quality coffee, food, art, and community in Princeton, New Jersey since 1993. Our attention to detail and commitment to quality are what allow us to thrive.”
Random: As usual, they sat us upstairs and the service was alright, but not great.
This beer poured with a three finger, thick (almost nitro-like) tan head. It was slow to dissipate and left generous lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose had a lot of strong coffee and roasted malts. I didn’t pick up any of the lactose on the nose. The taste was more balanced than the nose. It had a lot of the same strong coffee and roasted malts as in the nose, but transitioned into cream-like sweetness from the lactose. Chocolate was present as well, but coffee dominated. It had a really thin body with low carbonation and needed both dialed up. The finish was long with coffee and roasted malts. This wasn’t a bad beer, but I dinged it on the body and carbonation being low. If you like coffee and are around Princeton, it’s worth a shot.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0