craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
taster at the pub on 11/16/11. light black pour with a small tan head. chocolate, coffee and roast nose. medium body - creamy -> with soft chocolate and roasted coffee notes. sweet finish with chocolate and roasted malts - lingering chocolate.
Beaver (1201) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 11/30/04: thin and much blander than I recall. Still a decent porter.
12/23/03 - 9 5 9 4 18 4.5 - The Existential poured beautifully. It was a dark black with a thick, creamy, tan head that rose from the bottom of the glass and had great retention. The aroma was malty with chocolate and coffee tones. It tasted of sweet malts and chocolate with a bitter coffee finish. It was nice and creamy, yet had a slighty thin mouthfeel. Overall, I like this a lot. It is a great drinkable porter, that I’ve had many times this month. I hope they will brew this regularly!
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewery Aug ’08: Poured a dark brown color with not much head. The aroma was coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. The flavor was good, a subtle coffee flavor with caramel, chocolate, and sweet malts present. Overall, a very tasty brew.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Very foamy and creamy head. Nice malty body, but could use more. Taste has a little coffee but minimal roastedness. Very little hops. Drinkable off cask, but I wouldn’t bother from the kegs.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewery. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Nutty, dark roasty chocolate malty, light espresso aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Cocoa, espresso, moderate nutty flavor.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black with edges of ruby and a short tan head. Roasty flavors in a thinner body. Finish was dry with a light sourness
arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown almost black, red edges with off white head on tap at the brewery, aroma brought notes of sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee notes and a hint of dry roast with some dark fruits. Taste is more on the nutty, caramel side, with hints of chocolate, finishing fairly dry with slight roasted notes. Nothing amazing, but nice and drinkable.
Camons (4837) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CooperSmiths Pub & brewing. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, ripe plums. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250212
ajnepple (1461) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a mild hop backbone. Average.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty good porter, but slightly unbalanced. Hop forward and somewhat watery at the end. Tried at the brewery with the parents in 2013.