thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Tulip glass. Aroma was very nice chocolatey coffee. Color is dark with a tan head, and lots of lacing. Flavor is slightly bitter, coffee, chocolate. Palate is nice and full bodied with a oily finish. Very good brew.
danbierman (20) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a finger of mocha head. Smells of roasted malts and strong coffee scent. Taste confirms the nose, lots of roasted malts, smoky background. Clean creamy finish, medium bodied. Overall a very good Porter from Grand Teton, another great entry from their Cellar Reserve series.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle 2011 vintage- Pours black as black with a nice thick three finger tan head and cobwebby lacework. The aroma is nice quality espresso coffee, very nice aroma, cocoa also comes through. The taste is the same, all coffee and cocoa, nice creamy coffee, somewhat nutty and caramel too, the finish is somewhat dry and mild bitterness. The body is full and carbonation is medium. This is what I look for in these kind of beers, almost a perfect beer if you like coffee in your beer, and if you bought this, I am sure you do. Excellent!
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 year. Aroma is a complex combination of rich, roast notes with hints of sweet caramel mixed in. Reminded me of a toasted marshmallow. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that starts at about a half inch and settles slowly. The taste is absolutely fantastic. The coffee notes blend perfectly with the sweetness of the malts. Porters are not usually my cup of tea, but damn... I tasted dark chocolate and cherries mixed in, too. I have to say this is definitely in my to 10 beers.
944play (337) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft in tulip at Taps, Petaluma. Jet black with stable sable foam. Aroma is straight up coffee, with pleasing chocolatey malt ball goodness. Wondrous beery start that leads to some nice caramel and not so nice bicarbonate settles on a simple and satisfying toasty flavor. Very well attenuated but with enough dextrins for a luscious feel. Unexpected balance and panache for such a crazy style.
mikedevilsfan (129) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice appearance with good dark brown color. Taste is complex with caramel and coffee roasted. Very nice offering from Grand Teton.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Choice City in Ft. Collins on 11/16/11. black pour with a small tan head. roast nose with coffee and a deep roast level. medium to full body with dark malts, roast, coffee and chocolate. smooth ->. coffee finish with deep roasted malts and chocolate.
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer combines not only two of my favorite things beer and coffee it is made in the porter style i love
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with big, foamy, brown head / Rich nose of lightly sour malt, coffee, chocolate, and smoke / Medium to full body, chewy, hint of sweetness but dry, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, smoke, nut, and grass / On dry side, but fine balance and body.
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with lacing tan head. Scent is coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Very nice! Just a tad thin is the only complaint.