Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on nitro at Julians, Providence. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rich coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is rich chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, stone fruits and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #290. Dark brown, almost black pour with a beige head. Nice roasty aroma, good coffee characteristics. Nice coffee bean flavor, a little chocolate and light roast. Tasty stuff. (2483)
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Five Horses Tavern, Boston (*ahem...Somerville) The best part about it was the smooth texture and the creamy foam that hung around on the surface. The mouthfeel was reminiscent of a nitro tap pour, even though it was a traditional tap. It was pitch black and had the traditional porter flavor aspects of coffee, chocolate, and oats. Again, I enjoyed this one mostly due to its heavy, smooth, and satisfying character. If Iím drinking a porter, I donít want any hint of watery nonsense, and this one jumped that hurdle with flying colors.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown almost black with a very nice tan head and loads of lacing.
Aroma- slightly bitter with a strong coffee nose. Roasted notes are also very present.
Flavor - Nice coffee nose, hints of espresso and roast. Fairly bitter but balanced and flavorful.
The beer is very light bodied which takes away from what could be a very nice full bodied coffee brew. Instead being so thin the coffee notes become almost to dominant and take away from the "beer" aspect
AshtonMcCobb (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle, thanks to Lewisís Mum. Pours opaque black with a red hue. A nicely proportioned crema head. The nose has dry coffee - like freshly ground but not made into the drink. The taste has creamy coffee with a hint of chocolate. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and an elegant finish.
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to my buddy Chadwell! Very dark brown/black pour, some spotty carbonation and a rich cold fresh cold pressed coffee aroma. Flavor is light coffee and vanilla, thin body and a watery finish. Decent.
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with hobbie100. Thanks Richard!
A: Dark brown with a big, thick beige head that leaves a huge amount of lacing on the glass.
S: coffee, malt
T: A decent tasting coffee porter. The coffee is very bitter. I would really prefer a fresh coffee aroma and taste. Also, I think that perhaps more malt leading to a fuller body would enhance the base beer and make a better foundation for the coffee.
M: The body is a little too thin.
D: An ok beer, but I donít feel the need to have it again.
mastrando (2) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If youíre looking for a beer with the body of beer, this isnít what you want. If youíre looking for a beer thatís practically an alcoholic iced coffee, this is it! It has the taste of a nice espresso with an earthy, caramel flavor and the body of an iced latte. Really great paired with desserts like vanilla ice cream or a spiced apple pie.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I nice light coffee flavor to lovely, not too malty porter. Perfect colour, a little light on the nose but makes up for it in the complex overall flavor.
lbecker (40) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice appearance, consistent head (reminds a nytro), but the taste is kind of void. Lacks body on my opinion, and is over in the coffee. Maybe I?m not a big fan of coffee beers at all.