demannu (86) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 Average looking porter with a huge frothy head similar to a root beer float. Coffee and dark chocolate well represnted on the nose. Ton of thick lacing as head dissipates. Soft silky mouthfeel. Medium full body. Rather subdued start flavor wise. Finish brings a bit of bitterness with the coffee. Not in love with this as a whole.
Ron (2826) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance (of the label) is nice. Brown/black pour with a white ring. Strong scent of coffee, with a roasty malt finish.. Thick/medium bodied, silky feeling, crisp finisher. Nuts and earthy flavors up front with a coffee, roasty finish. Thanks for the trade JB.
orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the Brass Rail into a standard pint.
A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger khaki colored head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted coffee, earthy hops, chocolate, and the ever present dark roasted malt. The coffee is a little bitter, combining with the hops to almost for a black ale.
T - Starts off with a big dose of bitter coffee slowly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops, and some light fruitiness. The finish is mostly dark roast with some light bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty, hoppy, feel that lingers on the pallet.
O - This one is OK. Like a cheaper version of Troegs Dead Reckoning honestly. I didnít have a problem finishing it but I wonít be rushing out to get another.
pwachtman (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely and strong coffee taste and smell. Chocolate notes. Slightly heavy compared to more popular porters today.
keanex (1578) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Dogfish Head pub glass.
Appearance: Damn near opaque chestnut body with a murky visible section around the edges through light. A short but dense tan head rises from the body, forming a creamy coating when all is said and done.
Aroma: The aroma is almost milky. Hints of roasted coffee and creamer along with caramel. The coffee is mild, but overall the aroma is nice.
Taste: Mild and rather boring intro gives some coffee flavors, but the beer gets good by the finish with a mocha presence thatís very nice. Like powdered cocoa and mild coffee, sort of creamy chocolate and hints of caramel.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a decent coffee porter, despite the coffee not being very prominent. I like the flavor out of this though, itís like a milk stout.
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance Ė Served a deep brown colored brew with a one finger tan head. The head fades relatively fast to give a moderate level of lacing.
Smell Ė The aroma is big in roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Mixed with these smells are some lighter notes of some brown sugar and a little bit of dark fruit. Overall, it is quite a tasty smelling brew.
Taste Ė The taste starts out more roasted malt and brown bread in flavor. Soon the coffee comes to the tongue along with some of the brown sugar sweetness that was detected in the nose. As the taste advances further the chocolate then comes to the scene, melding well with the coffee flavor to produce a mocha taste. These flavors slightly bitter the brew in the end and leave a rather satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer was rather thin with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. The body was too light, and to allow the nice chocolate and coffee flavors to shine, a thicker body would be necessary.
Overall Ė While it had all the right flavors, it lacked the body to hold them up. Just a bit more in the body and the brew would be wonderful, but without it, in some ways it is akin to drinking watered down gourmet coffee.
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
7/23/2014: Full Pint Perc E Bust Robust Coffee Porter... Coffee brown color with a dense nitro-induced head of beige foam. Mocha in the nose and lots of semi-sweet chocolate with coffee roast in the finish. But thatís just the first sip or two. After that, the beer takes a quick dive into BLAH. It tastes great again after drinking some water or another beer and going back to it though. Odd. For that reason, this beer just isnít that good. Despite the medium body and smooth nitro texture, it was tough to get this beer down without cleansing the palate to restore the flavor and my interest. Draught (pint) at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #56 for this beer.
TheJester (2038) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle from the brewery. This is such a natural pairing to me, even more so than coffee and stouts. With this one, the roast from the coffee does not overwhelm the roast from the malt, and as a result this porter is beautifully balanced. Not too sweet, but not overly bitter. A touch of chocolate, but just enough to catch your attention. Very well constructed beer.
EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose full-on coffee, more acrid and roasty than chocolaty or sultry, but itís a nice change of pace for my expectations. Also seem to be more grainy and toasted characters here (I donít say that as a negative). Dark brown pour is pitch in the glass, sudsy tan head. Lightly watery medium body at points, brisk carbonation thatís not too aggressive, medium bitterness that seems to be more from the coffee than hops. Ahh, thereís the chocolate, the richness, but without accompanying velvety feel. The malt does seem diversified and relatively well developed, though, and I do like the overall blend, even if itís coffee-heavy. Clean, not too sweet and certainly repeatable.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a good looking pitch black with a smaller dark beige frothy head. Aroma of black coffee, cream, bunrt toast, roasted malts and a touch of copper. Medium to slitly thinner body, average carbonation that foams up a bit to add some creaminess. Flavor of bunrt wet toast, cream and a finish of coffee beans. I like the aftertaste better than the actual flavor.