Travlr (17677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Eric at Churchkey, thanks! Almost a gusher, but not quite. Dark maroon brown color, massive brown head that settles to a tanned inverted nipple. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is coffee and cocoa. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average tan frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet roasted coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good coffee porter.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of well balanced coffee and chocolate with some mild roast and earth. The taste is bitter roast, bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, a mild ashy note, herbal hops and a creamy finish. Medium bodied, decent balance. Quite nice.
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of roast, burnt malts, coffee, and some earth. Same burnt tastes, coffee, lighter chocolate, and roasty. Thinner.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of LIVEFAST. Another cool bonus from Alan! Thanks! Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty, acidic, coffee, deep chocolate malty aroma. Roasty dark chocolate malty, acidic coffee flavor leads to a tangy tart fruitiness. Light nuttiness. The coffee flavor is a little messed up which kind of ruins the beer. I’d like to try it again if they get this figured out.
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, shared by Jay. Best by July 2013. Clear dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves nice lace. Good roasty coffee nose. Medium body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Hint of chocolate. Sweet taste, light bitter. The body could use a bit of boistering, a bit thinner than I like, but then again, it’s a porter, not a stout.. Awesome aroma, OK texture, nice coffee aftertaste. Satisfies on delivering the coffee, without being too heavy.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glad to be the statistics clarifier for this, my cherry popper from Full Pint. Pours turbid deep brownish black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is Alpha Klausy; rich choc malt, cacao, big piney hops. Tastes extremely piney and resiny hoppy, with roasty choc malt, coffee, a rich palate, some Bells java notes, and a super hoppy finish. The hops overtake the coffee here, and it finishes astringent, but this one isn’t too shabby.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium grey head. A smooth roast and coffee nose. The flavor is good: dark fruit, coffee, roast, some ash. Very clean. Nice.
b3shine (7127) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; pitch black with beige head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; malt and coffee. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Strong, bitter coffee flavor, but not unpleasantly so (but I’m a coffee drinker). A decent example of the style.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This black beer shows a bright red sheen when held to the light. The head quickly settles into a small tuft, nothing more. The aroma hints at sweet, milk chocolate. But the beer drinks with a bit more of a java base, with a sweet yet stark finish. (#4986, 4/15/2013)