BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty much a black pour with a small spotty khaki head. Coffee and slight lactose in this. Smooth and fairly heavy palate. Delicious.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Spiced, liqourice and herbal. Bitter, toffee and herbal coffee. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inky black pour. Nose is straight coffee, medium roast, soy, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is light BBQ, smoke, coffee, ash, earth and tar. Low carbonation with a long duration.
DMLINAZ (239) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth coffee aroma and flavor but not overdone. Nice roasted malts and slight spice and a hint of chocolate. Enjoyable finish. Thin bodied overall, but good for the end of the night.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Good pour, nice black color, small head burns off, opaque, slight lacing. Delicious aroma, strong coffee & malt. Coffee taste is good, not too bitter, just right. Lacks a bit on palate, not as rich as others Iíve had. Iím not sure if it will wake me up or put me to sleep. Very good.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Deep brown pour with a massive foamy tan head. Nose is a bit milky, with medium roast mocha, a little nuttiness, vanilla, and a touch of metal. Taste is roughly the same, though the coffee doesnít pop. Itís more like coffee grounds than fresh brewed coffee. It melds well with the porter though to create a bitter, mocha goodness. A tad watery at times, but with nice vanilla sweetness and a pleasant roasty finish. A little watery body with just enough carbonation. Overall itís a solid, straight-up coffee porter without much going on. And thatís just fine, because itís pretty tasty.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass.
Very understated aroma; one would expect more of a coffee porter. The very first sniff was enjoyable, though I struggled to identify why once the dust settled.
Light brown head dissipates quickly to a film, and maintains as such for a few sips.
A generally pleasant porter, but this one lacks the rich, robust attributes that coffee often imparts. An appreciable balance in terms of initial sweetness fading to understated dryness. Such a transition account for a good mouthfeel, if a bit thin.
umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is dominated by roasted coffee. Taste is also entirely roasted coffee. Not getting anything else really but at least the coffee taste is good. Finish is very bitter and a bit rough. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Overall, good coffee flavor but nothing else to make it stand out.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
You know, this is a good beer, just nothing to blow your mind tho. Its heavy black with a small beige head. It is well balanced. The coffee in the aroma isnít too strong. The flavor is coffee and bitter hops but ends a little sharp... and the body starts thin but ends thicker and sticky. Ooookay!
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a dark brown, almost black color with a medium tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Nice flavors of cocoa and coffee without the coffee being too dominant. Body is a little thin. Nice.