unclemattie (4317) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Black pour, tall dark brown foam. Aroma of green coffee beans, freshly ground. Loads of dark chocolate flavor, with fresh ground coffee and a touch of pine resin bitterness. Very strong! Long lasting roast character. Finishes with flavors of wood/pine, roast, dark chocolate, and licorice. Very tasty. Brash is a brewery above the rest! (3657)
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great porter. Coffee was unreal. Giant coffee and toffee richness. Porter mouthfeel was so drinkable for such a flavor full brew A+++
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22Ounce bomber, pours with a low head, and a smooth coffee taste. Chocolate and caramel notes...great with dessert
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a sinisterly dark tan head leaving some great lacing. Aroma shows chilli chocolate, salt, espresso and vanilla. Mouth feel is very creamy and bitter sweet. Loads of bitter espresso with heavy doses of vanilla and dark cocoa. Full bodied and there is a warmth on the finish which works very nicely. Damn good stuff. Tastes like it has been brewed with good quality coffee and not some cheap extract
ellolovey (475) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Pours a dark brown with a nice mocha colored head. Sticky lacing. Very slow and thick pour. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Taste is dominated by roasted coffee. Nice caramel sweetness and hints of unsweetened cocoa. Bitter coffee balanced with nice oats and sweet caramel. A hint of spice on the finish. Lingering coffee grounds left on the palate. Sticky on the lips. Nice medium body. Definitely not as thick as the pour. Very balanced. A nice strong porter.
2ndplacedoppel (2) - Ellsworth, Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with a minuscule khaki head which quickly dissipates leaving only slight lacing. The nose has a nice doughy smell with dark chocolate undertones. The first swallow is over powering with the roasted flavours. Nice malt balance with an exceptional body. For a big 10.50% it's extremely balanced and not to alcohol-y. Highest marks! Cheers!
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Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, hops, chocolate, bitterness. Medium to full body and carbonation. Lovely!
puboflyons (2337) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 650 ml bottle. Black pour with thick light brown head that settles back some. Brewed with coffee they say and the aroma implies it is a dark roast coffee. But there is some alcohol too and a wooden barrel. Smells like a barrel-aged beer. The body is chewy and full. The booze is more apparent in the taste but it is intermixed with coffee, dark malts, and dark fruit with a lingering bitterness.
Cybercat (3728) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Comes out of the bottle a deep sable barely a flea’s eyebrow above black with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Smoky aroma has firm coffee and, interestingly, hoppy notes. Flavor has tones of hops, coffee and chocolate plus some woody hoppy hints. Smooth texture has good body and fizz, and some sass. Wherever you have it, a good one!
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bine and Vine: Poured a dark black liquid and was topped with a thick development of foamy tan colored head. The aroma is bursting with pleasant smells of roasted down malts, ground coffee bean, macadamia nuts, and a pinch of spicy hops. The drink is amazingly good and holds a deep robust coffee flavor that just blows my mind because of how rich and roasty the addition of coffee is in this beer. Slight notice of sweetness with a bite of bitterness from the coffee bean which actually reminds me so much of drinking a cup of straight black coffee.