sactodd (18) - Citrus Heights, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Great coffee flavor, sweet malt, with a slight bitterness. Medium body, with a quick, slightly silky finish. Just enough carbonation. Really enjoyed this beer.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle). Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma has loads of coffee, dark chocolate, and ripe berries. Taste has some sweet malts with a bit of sour and some roast. Thin bodied with oily texture. Fizzy on the tongue. The taste was a bit of a letdown compared to the aroma. Still, a pretty beer that was easy to find.
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle with a very dark brown color and ruby highlights. The head was fairly lasting, creamy, and tan, with dots & dashes of foamy lacing. The nose was definite roastiness, with notes of coffee grounds and baker’s chocolate. Ditto on the flavor, with medium hop bitterness, and a little silk to the tongue, in a little less than medium body, with dryness lingering into the finish. A decent Porter.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark onyx with a healthy olive-green and brown head. Aroma is medium-bodied coffee, both roasted and post-percolation, with hints of roasted nut and celery. Flavor is fresh coffe grounds, roasted chocolate beans, chocolate syrup. And roasted hazlenut. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad; better than average.
andyhwcinc (1613) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Vas Foremost in Chicago, IL before my band played a house show; enjoyed then and on a night trying to make the most complex split pea soup I can make and probably failing at that. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, reminded me of a coffee stout that I homebrewed with Trader Joe’s dark roast coffee beans. Appearance pure black with a rich, creamy off-white head. Aroma of an immense dark roast coffee, smells like they just threw whole beans into the fermentation. Taste is of immense dark roast coffee notes, they definitely dominate the brew, and it has a nice lactose/milky backing while being a little more thin than a stout which is what I like from a porter. Also a hint of chocolate in there, but really this one is just a coffee bomb and I’m into it.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is nice with a dark brown body and an average, dark beige, dense, frothy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves some thick, frothy lace. The nose is fair; ashy, acidic coffee, some milk chocolate, earth notes, and some spice. Similar flavor, acidic/earthy coffee notes mostly, bitter chocolate, ash, and some burnt toast. The palate is nearly lively, medium, and silky but a bit watery. The beer finishes acidic, dry, and ashy with notes of toast and earthy coffee. About what I expected from a coffee beer from this brewery. Not bad but too acidic and ashy to be enjoyable.
Hamshank (6) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Way too fizzy that you could not feel the body, very weak flavor, only flavor was in the good aftertaste.
Not better than a mass produced beer
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a cl;ear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a crisp lingering coffee finish.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black thick pour, nice head and lacing. Nose is great, huge espresso and malt and alcohol. Taste is total let down, weak and watery.
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is a thick deep brown in color and a light brown head. Aroma is distinct with coffee and roasted malt. Taste is big in roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Decent beer by Bridgeport, but not exactly to my liking.