JohnC (3000) - 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 (4931) - 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) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 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 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, 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
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pap. Brown pour with a small tan head. Roasty aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavor of char and coffee. Not bad at all.
cstuartj (974) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, with bit of cream color, nice head, not much lacing. nose is malts and caramel and coffee. nice creamy taste with lots of coffee. A bit of a watery finish though.
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep black with a very tall, deep tan head. Aroma has a muddled roasted barley malt presence, modest coffee, mild london porter yeasty presence and a very light chocolate kick. Flavor has an early coffee kick but this is quickly overtaken by the roasted barley bitter bite and it finishes with a light dark chocolate. Creamy texture, light to modest body with a slight bitter bite. Overall an okay brew. I was expecting a bit more of a coffee kick than was present in the beer.
beerbastard (687) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. Very coffee nose, a little choc. in the background. Thin palate for a porter. Dry strong coffee taste. It lacks the richness of the malt that I would also expect. This would be fun to get once a year when it is a limited release. But that will be enough.
Beaver (1292) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate and vanilla with some coffee roast and a touch of smoke and ash.
The flavor is a little sweet chocolate with a lot of acidic stale coffee flavor. There’s a decent amount of charred bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall, a decent coffee porter. The coffee flavors were a little stale to me and the charred bitterness was a little much. I preferred the Santa Fe coffee stout much more.