TheJester (2063) - 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 (5197) - 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 (4510) - 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.
jb (2415) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh yeah that is a perc e product. Nose is heavy on the dark chocolate, but as it warmed the coffee became noticeable. The coffee kicks in with the palate, especially at the back. Very nice. This is well balanced and enjoyable. Appearance is standard porter with a spotty lacing pattern.
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, 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. Itís medium with mild carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel.
DialSquare (3202) - 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 (770) - - 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 (2145) - 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 (2510) - 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 donít get much coffee at all. But it is still a good porter.
MarkSachon (698) - 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 youíd find in a Budweiser. Very disappointing.