Travlr (9819) - 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 (9588) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - 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 (7567) - 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. Iíd like to try it again if they get this figured out.
DocLock (7198) - 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 isnít too shabby.
Drake (7123) - 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.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)
douglas88 (5115) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, coffee, roasting, hops, and pine. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, coffee, hops, pine, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, coffee, roast, hop, pine finish.
kramer (4349) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is quite intense in the coffee department. Mixed with some roast, burnt caramel, and chocolate, it makes for a rather thick and dense aroma. The chocolate becomes more intense the more it warms, reminding me a little of Southern Tier Choklat. The flavor is robust and full, a nice mix of chocolate, roast, and coffee. Thereís a bit of astringency and burnt malt on the finish, but it isnít overly distracting. It drinks pretty smooth except for that last bit of finish. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. I like this pretty much. Generally a sucker for coffee beers, but I wonít have a problem finishing the 6-pack of this.