solidfunk (4721) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I agree with Travlr - this is certainly mostly a porter with a little coffee thrown in. Lots of roast and a little nut. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Nice bitter finish. Thick consistency. Tap at pizza paradiso.
Travlr (14198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear ruby maroon color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, brownie dough. Taste is malty chocolate and coffee. More of a beer than pure coffee, which is a refreshing change for a coffee beer!
MadRobin (2182) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bertha's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, very dark mahogany with a khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, milk chocolate and coffee.
Taste of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and nuts. Quite sweet for a porter, the flavor reminded me of a mocha milkshake.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bertha’s. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with prunes, nutty malt, and light earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with heavy coffee, dark fruits, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3953) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a ruby tint and creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee, toasted malts, light roasted notes, faint floral notes, faint vanilla, dates, plums, and faint caramel. Flavor is lightly roast malts, dark fruit esters, light vanilla sweetness, faint earthiness, and faint ash; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alewife Baltimore. Pours a translucent mahogany brown with a ring of white head. Nice roasted coffee aroma, nutty, malty, cracker, bread crust. Flavors of cocoa pods, Folgers coffee, malt, brown sugar, bread crust. Finishes dry and smooth. Solid.