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Porter brewed with cold-extracted Sumatran coffee from Commonplace Coffee (Indiana, PA).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
flip top shared at rbwg 3/5/11. darker than typical porter brown with a tan head. it stinks of vegetal coffee grounds.... sharp bitter roast!... along with chocolate, vanilla and green peppers. the flavor is similar... roasty grain, light sourness from the coffee, green pepper and bitterness near the finish. it is medium bodied but it feels a little shallow in the middle. 7/3.5/7/3/15

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(1L fliptop bottle) dark brown with tan creamy head. Nose of fresh coffee, cream, wet coffee grounds, sweet nutella. Taste reminds me of old coffee however, cream, and a bit chocolaty. Wish it was just a tad fresher in certain areas. Medium thick body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle purchased at East End. Black pour with a thick tan head. Nose is strong in coffee with a bit of chocolate maltiness. Huge coffee flavor with chocolate malt and earthy hops. Not subtle, but tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a swingtop bottle. The beer pours dark brownish-black with a thin tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lace. Smells pretty much like a cold cup of coffee, plus a touch of malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter coffee character and notes of roasted malt. The finish is roasty coffee with a lingering bitter java aftertaste. Good brew overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Swingtop bottle from Capone’s, Norristown, PA. Nice thick oily pour with a medium head and fairly little retention or lacing. Nose is understated in bean terms, with subdued chocolate malts from the base beer blending nicely with the vaguely fruity Sumatran. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. As with the aroma, the flavors boast fairly modest coffee but given that the base is a fine rich roasty porter on its own merits, things worked out fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Roast y and bitter with a light coffee tone bitterensss actually its a bit pepper y too. Light oats and chocolate malt tones, light ash and coco sweetness. A decent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Flip Top growler thanks to michaelpollack. Pours black. Tan head. Nose is freshly brewed coffee, vanilla bean and roast chocolate malt. Very rich and full nose. Taste is the same, but a bit muted. Body is on the thinner side, but still satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Always happy to try a new beer from Scott at East End Brewing. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tannish head. The aroma is heavy on the coffee and roasted malt, as expected. However, I also get some spicy red pepper in the aroma which is a welcome surprise and goes very well with the other notes. The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavors are coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. However, the cayenne pepper notes are also present. The only other porter I can remember getting this much cayenne pepper from is the Deschutes Black Butte XXI. I don’t remember the other people I shared the bottle with getting the pepper in the aroma or flavor so it may be there, or I could be imagining it. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
Dark brown pour, ligh brown head. Roasty and toasty aroma and flavor with some chocolate and coffee. Ok brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
(bottle - 1 L fliptop) Dark black with a thick and fluffy tan head. Rich and roasty coffee aroma with some mild chocolate notes. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Some very light sweetness but mainly a nice and bitter roasted coffee. Slightly thin-bodied but really good flavor. Bitter and lingering aftertaste.


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