fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Total Wine at home 11Feb11 pours dark brown with a thin tan head that has spotty lacing down the glass. Aroma is mild roast, almonds and thin coffee. Flavor is bread malts, light roast and coffee kiln with a touch of bitter roast and coffee in the finish. Carbonation is moderate to heavy and keeps the beer feeling light for a porter. I love coffee beers but this one is different in that it’s not an overload of coffee but rather a nice roasted bean or coffee malt flavor that adds a layer of character. That coupled with the $6.50 a sixer price tag makes this a nice pick up for a session porter.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, off white head from bottle. Aroma has notes of roast, coffee, slight chocolate. Taste is mostly coffee up front, some nice notes of roast and caramel, with a slightly bitter and slightly sweet finish. Slightly thin, and a bit weak on the palate. Overall, not bad!
BillKismet (3764) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep sasparilla brown-black body with a thin chocolate cover. Lovely cold-brewed coffee nose with clean coffee ground roast. The body is quite ale-like with an infusion of easy roast coffee--quite nice. A quite respectable, and highly sessionable coffee brew.
topherh (1920) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee and sweet malt. Flavor is coffee with a light sweetness. Then roasty malt and ashy smoke bringing up a bitter finish.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Papago. Pours deep black with a 1 finger foamy brown head. The nose is coffee, lacto and roast. The taste is coffee and chocolate with a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice porter.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this from a 12oz bottle.
Black pour with a nice off-white head, the flavor starts off a bit dry then gets creamy and even a touch lactic.
Strykzone (6268) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed a couple of pints at Peel. Very close to black with a steady layer of tan head. A kind of funky aroma with coffee. Coffee is dominant throughout here. There is a bit of cocoa. Underneath are some nice hops that add some bitterness and spiciness. Feel was substantial and smooth. A nice beer.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours black with an amber tint around the edges and a large brown head. Smells of hickory sticks and coffee. Tastes of both with added notes of malt, cream, and grit (however true, I cannot say). Respectable.
jake65 (3315) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Hills Beer Fest - Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Coffee aroma is fantastic! Rich, roasty, and smooth. Tastes of heavy roast, bittersweet cocoa, and coffee (duh). Nicely done.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a jet black color with a one finger tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor was burnt notes, some roasted flavors, caramel, and coffee. Long finish. Good beer