Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a rather large brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some floral undertones and some light dry roasted malt notes are also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some floral dry coffee notes with some dry roasted bitter malt notes. Body is quite full with nice creamy texture with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice use of floral coffee notes with solid porter base.
fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, oily to chunky caramel brown head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, some roasted malt, granola, molasses, char and a little smoke. Flavor is coffee, dark caramel, over roasted nuts, hot ethanol booziness, bitter roast, oily, husky grain, earth, sharp floral notes and some pine. Medium body, with an oily, chewy entry, light, but sharp carbonation and dry, somewhat astringent, boozy finish. Itís pretty tasty overall, but kind of a crazy, hot and boozy mess.
IrishBoy (3727) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is huge coffee, oatmeal granola, and some roast. Pitch black with a medium tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter with tons of roasty, nutty coffee. Really nice on draft.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Brown pour with lasting creamy tan head. Watery body.
Bitter coffee taste. Clean bitter finish.
Erikh04 (98) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Holmes bottled over a year ago shared with Brian. Sweat aroma with strong coffee. Starts off sweet and finishes strong. Great coffee porter.
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Imaena (1692) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Porter. This is a nice big and roasted bitter porter with lots of coffee flavour.
bluejacket74 (1186) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/28/12. Guess Iíll find out if I should have drank this one sooner or not, Iíve had this bottle for about 6 months now and just havenít got around to drinking it until tonight. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and some brown sugar. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also some burnt/charred malt, and a bit of a mineral flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. After a year, I think this has held up pretty well. I liked it a lot, itís a good coffee beer. Itís nice and roasty. Next time Iíd like to to try a fresher bottle of this. $10.49 a bomber.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle and on tap -
The beer pours out a pitch black body with a creamy brown head, nice staying power. Aroma is deep, roasted malts, kinda smokey...like smoked figs or something...coffee notes. Flavor is a little more bitter like an over-use of black malts. Perhaps a little too dry for my liking. Like coffee w/o any sugar...dry bakers chocolate....a long dry bitter finish.
devman171 (689) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low head, aroma is pine and coffee. Taste is tons of coffee with a bitter dry finish, a bit thin for a porter