OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at alehouse #2 - Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma is coffee a touch of chocolate and some barely detectable hops. The flavor is quite malty and the coffee strength hits you right in the mouth first sip. On the back side you can pick up a sweeter side with some chocolate sneaking in before the bitter hops give this a beautiful finish. On the palate this is quite creamy and mouth coating. I thought this seemed more like a stout than a porter though. Either way it was very good and I’ll have another very soon...
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can you say COFFEE. Tastes heavily of fresh coffee with a hint of stout. Great brew to sip and relax. Had it on tap at the Smokehouse.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s Smokehouse. Darkest brown color, with a very fragrant and sweet coffee aroma that reminded me of an Iced Hazelnut coffee. Mild and smooth roasted flavor, mirroring a cold Kona coffee without any bitter finish. This beer hides its alcohol, and is a must-try for anyone who appreciates a good cup of java.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Smokehouse. Dark brown/black pour. Nice creamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. I prefer a sweeter porter, but found this surprisingly delicious! Taste was very much roasted flavored coffed. Very good.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This anniversary beer pours like a cold cup of coffee. Dark brown but it lets quite a bit of light through. Medium thin and rocky sandpaper colored head that dissipated quickly. Thin, spotty lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is all coffee, all the time. A light touch of malt in the nose as well but it is minute compared to the blast of java. Medium-bodied, roasty and very smooth, with coffee at the forefront, especially as it warms. It makes for an enjoyable drink although the downside is that it is one-dimensional. Malt and chocolate are present at times but at no point will you forget that coffee is the name of the game here. The finish is dry and roasty like espresso. A good offering from Barley’s, and I am interested to try the ice-cream made from this.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small beige head. Coffee aroma. Flavor of coffee and a little chocolate. Really smooth and drinkable. One of their better beers.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Smokehouse. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Roasty coffee aroma with some creamy chocolate. Creamy coffee flavor with a whole lot of carbonation, almost like pop. Still pretty good though, and a whole hell of a lot better than the batch they had this time last year.
GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on Firkin Friday last night. Poured in... You guessed it, a Pint Glass. Dark brown/light black color with a creamy tan head that disappears to leave a good amount of lacing all around. The smell is of coffee off in the distance, and toasted malt. It reminds me slightly of Founders Breakfast Stout. The taste is not as much coffee as I would have liked. A very good offering from Barleys again!
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at the Smokehouse with my buddy Tommy and good friend Allison while watching the Buckeyes spank the Badgers. Smells like a caramel mocha from Starbucks. The brew is black, the frothy mostly diminishing white head leaves no lace. The huge roasted flavor has light acidity and a very deep finish. The full dry body is lively and the finish feels clean. One of the best porters I’ve had.
Earlier Rating: 10/4/2007 Total Score: 4.5
On tap @ the Smokehouse. No shortage of roasted coffee in the nose (I’m not making this up). Also hints of cereal are present, smells like a good kitchen @ breakfast time. Pours walnut with garnet highlights. There is a rediculous backfill on the cascade. The tremendous creamy mocha head is fully lasting with good lace (yep that’s NO2 alright). The flavor is roasted, but at the same time subdued instead of robust. Excellent character and depth with minimal acidity, and a nice flowery finish. The medium body is uber creamy and soft. Goes down WAY too easy.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/30/04: On tap @ Smokehouse.
Light nutty aroma. Medium brown body with hints of red. No head, no lace. Nutty flavor. Malty with a defined bitter coffee finish. As the beer warms there is also a noticeable honey flavor. Much better than Barleys Kona Coffee Stout.