Nate (3800) - 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.
charule (1400) - 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.
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, but nearly opaque black with some thicker, eggshell head. Nose has big bright coffee grounds, nutty, malt, toast, cracker,a little dark chocolate, but mostly just quality coffee. Flavor is so balanced, roasty, coffee grounds, toasted bread crust, malt, some mild molasses, hints of smoke. The coffee is really the star. Dry finish. Really good.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ol’ flip-top. Poured deeper brown with a tall, nice-looking smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, lightly-roasted coffee, toffee, and lesser biscuity notes.. soft overall, and I loved the coffee they used in there.. a bit earthy. The flavor found the same sweeter, earthy coffee throughout.. just a little bitterness and sour, ripe coffee beans around.. more coffee stuck on the long, tasty finish. Medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. well-balanced and tasty.. not the most complex brew in the world, but I’d drink it any night.
artmcd8 (1927) - 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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MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sampler at The Beerhive in Pittsburgh. The coffee does not come through as much as one would expect, but the remainder is very satisfying and tasty. Plenty of robust flavors and a nice chewiness stand out.
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1L flip-top bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and subtle mint. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla, and restrained mint.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
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.