cstuartj (1020) - 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 (1504) - 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 (795) - 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 (1470) - 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.
BigBeer45 (1336) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, label is different than what is shown here, also, the label reads ‘Malt Bevaerage With Coffee Added’ next to the barcode,
has a black-brown pour and gave a two to three finger head of tan and light tan colored bubbles, I can see a few bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass, otherwise, it is too dark to see how much effervescence is in this ale, left some spots, fingers and splotches of lacing on the glass, no sediment in the bottle,
there were aromas of dry chocolate, strong roast coffee, roasted malt, there is a hint of dark syrup/dark brown sugar sweetness but it is in the background, the label states that this is a beer with coffee added and it smells like it,
the flavors consist of roasted and toasted malt (roasted malt seems to stand out), roasted coffee, a little chocolate with no sweetness, and just a hint of sweetness on the palate, finish has a little bitterness (roasted malt) and pretty dry with some malt and coffee flavor trailing afterwards,
medium mouth feel,
this Porter appears to have more roasted malt aroma and flavor than what I would expect for a Porter, lots of roast in this beer,
the coffee and porter mixed well, a nice drink.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. from Chuck’s. I guess I just don’t get it. A bitter, flaccid kind of beer that finishes like it came out of tin can. Only reason my rating is in the 2s is because it is true to its name. Tastes like carbonated cowboy coffee.
BuckeyeBoy (3697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Botte Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a long lasting tan head. Aroma is all fresh roasted coffee and a little sweetness. Taste is more of the coffee, roast malts, light chocolate, and a nice light bitter end.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very nice deep brown with a small creamy mocha colored head. Aroma is very sweet, tons of chocolate, roasty dark malts, cocoa, a bit of coffee with cream, some nuttiness. Flavor starts with a nice soft coffeee note that stays reserved along with the chocolate sweetness and toast. Picks up a bit more of an aggressive sharpness from the coffee but stays creamy and sweet. finishes with some lingering coffee notes. Medium body and a softer carbonation. very nice porter
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with thick creamy tan head and foamy lacing. Notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Balanced taste with a short bitter finish. Smooth and creamy on the palate.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. pours black with minimal off-white head. aroma of big sugary, creamed coffee. burnt malt, toast, and bitter chocolate. flavor is a bit of a letdown from what was expected by the nose. more simple and weak. stale coffee, slight cream, earth (minerals and grass), bitter and dry cocoa. thin and watery