BigBeer45 (1252) - 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 (2708) - 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 (2313) - 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
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo, Mich. Tastes of burnt malt, chocolate, and obviously, coffee. It’s rather light-bodied, but not too bad.
wineboy1 (1) - - JAN 21, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty tasty - one of the better beers I’ve had from Big Sky. It’s a good cold day brew.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was amped to try this one. Pours old oil black with a foamy, dark tan head. Definitely a strong roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted hop taste with a strong warming coffee finish. This is a bad ass brew from Big Sky country!
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brown with a khaki head. Aroma is huge coffee, chocolate, and moderate roast malt. Flavor shows the same with a hint of ash. Overall, the body is somewhat thin but not too shabby.