jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Mostly coffee in the flavor and a bit of chocolate. Palate is dry, a little bitter, and a bit thin/watery. Not bad, but just another average brew from FF.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. Slightly sweet on the palate. Some dryness and bitterness in a coffee flavour finish.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Surprised by this beer. The first taste was a little bitter. Has a very malty taste with a hint of chocolate and funky coffee taste. Overall wasn’t a bad beer."
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
watery watery watery. kind of beer that gives Jersey a bad name and keeps folks making jokes about exits and toxic waste. embarrassing.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF. Listed as "Espresso Porter." Pours a jet black with a cream head. Aroma is cookie and chocolate. Flavor falls flat of the aroma, with flat chocolate and coffee not doing much to tickle the tongue. Palate is smooth. Not bad, but could be better.
willblake (2624) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
09.30.05 GABF They called it Expresso Porter. Aggressive coffee and earth nose. Very mild coffee flavor, more lingering peat smoke and a chemical sort of chocolate presence. Had a couple extra samples because I really wanted to like it. Gets a touch sour toward end where I’d have preferred some bitterness from the roast. Very creamy palate.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF ’05. Fruity roast aroma. Dark brown body, light tan head. Chocolate-sweet flavor with coffe earthiness; roasty tartness at the end. Decent stuff.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet cocoa and coffee aroma. Cloudy brown with a large head. More cocoa and coffee, but blended with a mild roastiness throughout and creamy feel to the whole affair. Enjoyed this one.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now here is a great beer from Flying Fish. The aroma is very strong with a mocha/chocolate scent. The flavor is all expresso coffee. Had this in their tap room after the tour and it was simply marvelous here’s hoping they actually start bottling it.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy/pillowy tan head and dark brown body - copper at edges. light roasted malt, coffee nose. mouthfeel is watery, lively carbonation. mostly coffee flavor, some roasted malt too. kind of dry aftertaste. a little hop in the finish.