Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey, courtesy of Nahem - thank you sir! Chestnut brown, thin tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of Hershey bar, vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, nutmeg. Hi carbonation, medium body. Very nice.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a clear ruby looking deep brown with a healthy, brown head that has minimal retention and spotty lace. Nose is weak overall- not much coffee. Actually there is some sulphur and aspargus urine/rotting cabbage in the aroma. Probably a DMS flaw. Some Mexican mole sauce and salsa comes through too. Very odd indeed and not 100% off-putting but certainly something weird is going on. Taste is black pepper, coffee, vanilla. Palate is creamy, fairly slick, a little too much diacetyl creates a buttery slickness on what is otherwise a very thin, light, watery beer.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/espresso, roast, cream, some milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, faint molasses. Smooth medium body, light effervescence.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours a fine, light muddy, dark brown with a big, staying, frothy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wonderful soft coffee touch, light chocolate. Medium carbonation, great dry mouthfeel. Kinda light, but in the good way. Flavour has lots of good cold coffee notes, light roasted malts. Long, lingering, bitter coffee finish. Damn, this is real tasty.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep black color porter with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry coffee notes with some roasted malt and a side dish of lactose. Taste is similar to a ’’café au lait’’ with some light coffee overshadowed by lactose and sugar. Body is a bit thin thought somewhat creamy with good carbonation. Not bad and very different from its American and English counterpart.
Plovmand (6489) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 4:20. Dark brown with a medium light tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee, liquorice and some chocolate. The flavour is intense coffee, light chocolate and some piquorice and caramel. Very nice coffee porter.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd June 2010. On tap at Brasserie 4:20. Clear dark brown beer, light brown head. Light palate, a little dry. Obviously a coffee beer - not sublte, but it is nice and fresh and minerally. There is an undertone of fruit to keep things interesting. Decent.
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 bottle in hotel room ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft dry roast malt ... little over fizzy ... chocolate malts ... little toffee ... medium to light body ... decent enough ... remains of recapped bottle next day ... deep brown ...nice light smokey chocolate nose... light tan lacing ... very soft light sweet light smokey chocolate ... nice
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG - Brasserie 4:20. Cloudy yellow - shite head. A lot of espresso/coffee. Fruity. Roasted. Simple but nice.
probstblueribbon (2919) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie (nice bottle), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep brown with a fair tan head that fades fairly quickly.
Aroma: Kinda funky, burnt nuts, borderline infected?, some deeper malts, black coffee and dark chocolate in a slightly tangy way, a touch of molasses and fruitiness, not bad.
Palate: Medium body, loose and round effervescence.
Flav.: Much less nasty with nice amounts of dark malts, mainly coffee with some chocolate and light molasses, some fruitiness, some nuttiness, light herbal notes; off-dry with restrained bitterness and a touch of brightness with a decent malt finish.
Not outstanding, but drinkable.