daknole (9099) - 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 (11052) - 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 (1911) - 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 (5625) - 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.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Draft at the brewery taproom. Black body, frothy brown head. Aroma of pretty heavy coffee with some milky sweetness. Taste is bold coffee with some chocolate malt, bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Got a growler of this and killed it pretty quick..... Bottle. It has a little less coffee flavor and aroma. Still good though.
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into English pint. My bottle reads 6.2% ABV. Pours a dark, dark brown that lets a little bit of light through when held up to the light. Has a fast disappearing tan head that leaves some sticky lace. Smells of freshly roasted black coffee (no surprise). Taste is bittersweet and a little sour. Carbonation is medium, body is medium-full. Nice beer here, have no fear for the coffee and beer are here.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Immediate coffee aroma as soon as I poured, chocolate malt is also present, appearance is black with red highlights at the base of the glass, it has a creamy tan head and average lacework. The taste is bitter up front followed by coffee, black coffee, not sissy espresso. A creaminess sets in then finishes bitter again. I wish it was less bitter, but overall a decent beer.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nice coffee aroma. Coffee and sweet chocolate up front, roasted malts, just a hint of smoke. No real bitterness, slightly chalky. Thinner mouthfeel than expected, chocolate lingers on finish. Enjoyable coffee beer.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 EDIT: wow, my bottle experience was severely lacking! not bad overall, but nothing like my tap experience below in which i absolutely loved this brew. in a bottle this was VERY average. lowering my rating from a 4.0 to 3.6
one of the best coffee stouts i’ve ever had. silky, creamy, smooth. little bit of chocolate. doesnt taste like a very high abv, but very enjoyable.