DocLock (8246) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 slim bottle. Pours hazy dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty choc and patent malts, heavy coffee, hops. Tastes roasty and dark malty, with a big coffee flavor, some hops, and an overall bitter black coffee flavor. OK, not great.
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Swing top 1L bottle. Pours deep brownish black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is big coffee grounds, jalapeno oil, black malt, very much like Bell’s java in the nose. Tastes bitter, with big coffee flavor, black malt, and some hops and cacao. Medium palate heft, smooth, and delicious.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Meg. Pours a deep brown with thick beige head. Nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla and lactose. Tons of coffee flavor but not much bitterness.
PhillyCraft (3638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Bottle with Brent, Simon, and Keith. Pours a dark brown, with thin off white head. Light lacing. Aromas and taste of milk chocolate, lighjt roasted coffee, vanilla, smooth malts, and espresso. Light to medium body, pretty refreshing and easy going for a coffee beer.
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Brewery. My favorite coffee house and Pittsburgh brewery. Pours brown with massive head. Nose of huge coffee aroma, like freshly ground coffee. Sweet chocolate, mild roast, ground coffee lavor. Solid bitter, mild astringency. Solid.
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee stench and flavour. Nice smooth and lightly carbonated feel. Slightly bitter. Would drink again.
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee aroma. Black pour with quickly dispersing head. Clean coffee bitter finish.
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reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a medium mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has roasty/burnt notes, dark fruit, nice coffee, and a touch of nuttiness. Flavor is more directly coffee with a touch of dark fruit and some burnt notes. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is burnt/dry with bold coffee.
Naka (713) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown / black with small beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate covered espresso beans. Flavor is dark burnt bitter and not overwhelmingly sweet. Medium body and tasty.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild acidic roasted barley with notes of coffee grounds, chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Lactose sweetness and nutty quality. Dark, dark brown-black body, clear with creamy light-tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet with chocolate, coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Nutty bitterness and hops abound, with roasted barley and patent malt. Chocolatey finish, coffee bitterness but not rough. Smooth coffee after. Really good porter.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flip top bottle from Beerman6686. Thanks! Deep brown color; pours with a tan foam on top that settles as a thin layer. This one is all about the coffee. Lots of roasted coffee grounds and sooty ash in the aroma with some bitter unsweetened dark chocolate joining those two in the flavor. The body is fairly full and silky smooth going down. The bitterness and roasty notes are countered well by some caramel malty sweetness. This is a pretty straightforward Porter but it’s very well crafted and tasty.