Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a dark brown/black body with a two finger foamy white head rises and gently subsides leaving some nice lightly foamy clingy lacing that eventually spider webs a bit.
The smell has espresso coffee, light chocolate, and some vanilla comes out as the beer warms.
The taste is bittersweet through the coffee and chocolate, vanilla is way more subdued with a malty aftertaste.
The palate is about a medium to heavy, shows a rich and smooth, sticky sweet finish, not as sessionable - good sipper.
Overall, this is probably one of the heavier porters out there. I still liked it, coffee forward - yes, but also has some nice complexities that come out to play, under-rated company - yes, awesome price $3.99 for a bomber.
Jbfd2 (10) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a copper head. Smell of coffee and burnt toast. Creamy mouth feel with a nice touch of carbonation. Malt forward with a dry slightly sour finish. Great beer to enjoy on a cold day. Cheers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and flavor are both huge coffee, there really isn’t much else. Slightly bitter finish, smooth, but thin.
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of coffee malts. Oaky flavor backed by roasted malt and lots of coffee. Medium body. Really nice coffee porter.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with off white head. Nice slightly subtle coffee aroma. Medium body, a bit thinner than expected based on the pour. Coffee is well integrated.
Ed5388 (3057) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber thanks to WillRunForBeer! Pours a thin chestnut brown color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of instant coffee, caramel, and milk chocolate. Taste of watered down instant coffee, chocolate, light ash, and butterscotch.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dark roast coffee. Press thin black with a small white film. Tastes like delicious ground coffee and a hint of chocolate cake. Light mouthfeel. Very good.
JBPortland (1468) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours black into snifter, 2 finger head fades fast. Nose is vanilla, coffee beans. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Needs more body. Taste is big dark coffee up front, vanilla notes, chocolate syrup. Finish is bitter smokey coffee which doesn’t last long. Doesn’t leave an impression. Good, but not special.
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee aroma and taste. This porter is a smooth excellent dessert beverage and is easily one of the better coffee type porters ive ever tasted.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dinkle50 (1278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark pour with a single finger head. Big coffee aroma. Taste is full of coffee. Smooth mouth. A lot like drinking a latte. Pretty good.