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
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 (774) - 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 (1485) - 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.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, tan head. aroma of roast, toast, coffee, and light chocolate. Flavor is roasty, lightly thin, coffee, char. Ash.
bhensonb (13614) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours pretty dark brown/black with a foamy/frothy 3 finger darkish tan head. Aroma of coffee understudied by chocolate. Med body. Flavor is coffee, with some medium dark chocolate. It’s fairly bitter, though from burnt malt or hop I do not now. Pretty good stuff.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Sky Brewing Company--Cowboy Coffee Porter--Limited Release--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV. 32 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Lacy lasting dense creamy espresso head. Thick Pour. Clear dark bronze opaque dark black color. Big roasted coffee mild hop front. Dry mild creamy sweet crusty burnt biscuit espresso cocoa dark fruit hint malty Porter body. Clean dry mild hop balanced end. Good if not exceptional. Sampled 1/11/2011. 6- Pack purchased for $7.99 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 1/7/2011.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is deep brown, black when sitting in glass with a nice tan frothy head and some lacing as well. Aroma is fresh brewed coffee with some burnt roasted malt as well. Taste is more coffee and malt which is nice and smooth. Palate is medium mouthfeel with a dingle carbonation and chaulky finish. Awesome porter, keep it up Big Sky!
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is black coffee, a light creaminess, and some fruity yeasty esters which I found slightly odd. Pours dark brown, head settles to a beige ring. The flavor is akin to black coffee with some fruity esters and light sweetness. Finishes dry, lightly bitter, nice creamy body. Not bad, but the fruity esters threw me off a bit.