Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Silphium. Strong roasted coffee aroma with hints of mocha. Pours a dark brown with red hilights. Roasted coffee from start to finish with light chocolate. A touch of hops in the finish. This one seemed rather simple but really worked for me. Only knock was that it was a tad thin.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown with a big tan head. Subtle aroma of coffee and milk?. Taste is coffee, roasted notes, slight hops. Very full, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee is present for sure, but not over the top. Well balanced. Awesome and underrated.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (GBBF): Subdued roast coffee aroma. Black with a dark brown head. Sweet choc, mild roast coffee. Touch of hops in the finish. Medium bodied and quite nice.
RichardGretton (4587) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF 2005. Dark beer with a coffee aroma and a light malty and watery coffee flavour. Overall a reasonable porter but not as good as I was expecting.
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, GBBF 05. Very dark with a small beige head. Aromas are strong earthy roasty coffee with floral hops, fruity with berries. Flavours are sweet coffee, chocolate, earthy with more sweetness to follow. Dry, floral hops on the finish with good roast bitterness. Good porter.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ GBBF 2005: Brown/red coloured. Light brown head. Light coffeish, sweet and malty aroma. Flavour is grainy, chocolatish, malty and sweet. Dry coffeish and sweet bitter in the end.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF
Very dark brown. Coffee and roasted malt on nose, more chocolate than coffee really, not a big fan of this.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark, nearly opaque brown with a frothy tan head with nice thin lacing. Aroma is nicely malty, roasty, and sweet with good dark chocolatey bitter coffee. Starts with sweet caramel and chocolate malts nicely balanced with a semi-dry bitter coffee flavor. Kinda like Founders Breakfast Stout’s little brother.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bomber: Deep dark brown, almost opaque although some light does find its way through, poured a smaller tan head. Aromas of light coffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Flavor shows even more coffee than the nose, roasted malts in the background, somel ight hop notes which fade quickly.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mondial de la Bière 2005. Deep brown color with ruby reflection but thin brown head. Smoked roasted malt and torrified coffee. Taste of torrified coffee and roasted malt but the texture was a little watery.
Bière de couleur brune opaque avec des reflets rouge mais, un mince collet brun. Odeur de malt fumé et grillé et de café torréfié. Au goût, c’est le café torréfié, le malt grillé mais, elle a une texture un peu aqueuse.