Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small soapy tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate. There is a hint of fruit in the middle. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, light nuts, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium with mild carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel.
DialSquare (2693) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Brown pour. Aroma is nutty, roasty, coffee. Tastes are coffee, chocolate malt. Little watery. 6.6
zoucrew102 (545) - - NOV 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is pretty much all coffee, not feeling thins one already. Pours black with a huge, light tan head and very little lacing. Taste is big-time coffee with a lot of bitterness. Finishes very bitter with the coffee lingering on the palate for a long, long time. Coffee fans rejoice, this is definitely your beer, but I am not a fan.
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ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a finger and a half tan head. The smell is full of malts, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Coffee is right up front and is surprisingly strong. Taste 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. Medium body and ample amounts of carbonation.
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Bordering on black. Small tan head. Not much lacing, but there is some. Smell is of malt and a wee bit of chocolate. Taste is the same with some vanilla mixed in. I don’t get much coffee at all. But it is still a good porter.
MarkSachon (590) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Loved the label but the rest of the brew is rather weak. Could use a lot more of everything, especially coffee flavoring. The gravity is around what you’d find in a Budweiser. Very disappointing.
DocJitsu (970) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a lighter mocha colored head. The head vanishes relatively quickly. There are a few glints of cola brown around the bottom edge when held to the light. The head never gets any larger than 3/4 of a finger. Aromas of sorghum in a glass jar and coffee are noted right away. Mildly creamy mouthfeel. Some fig and sorghum competing with smoke and coffee. Stewed vegetable medley at the finish.
jsquire (3479) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a short lived tan head. The aroma is dominated by the coffee. This is definitely a coffee beer, with lots of sweetened coffee, chocolate, roasted grains, and some chocolate covered raisins in there somewhere. Caramel sweetness. Long coffee bean bitterness in the finish. Blatant coffee and pretty sweet, but all in all not a bad beer.
conway (1453) - - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black with little head. Weak aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is surprisingly hoppy. Lots of citrus and coffee. Pretty tasty.
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rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown/black with a short-lived two finger tan head, curtain of lace. Taste and aroma both reek of coffee; taste begins with malt which gives way to a nicely semi-bittered coffee. All ends in a nice balance. Very drinkable, especially as an accompaniment to dessert. Recommended.