RickFifty (220) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown color, long lasting, light brown head. Coffee and roasted malt nose, hint of vanilla. Roasted malt taste, bitter chocolate, present coffee, earthy, hint of butter. Sweet with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
DuffMan (6543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark brown with a bubbly brown head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is bitter baker’s chocolate and roasted coffee. Nice marriage of hard roast and fresh espresso bean on the palate. Packs a nice flavour punch for the ABV. Very enjoyable.
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl en el Lúpulo. Mayo de 2013. Una porter interesante con gran sabor a café y un cuerpo medio que la hace fácil de beber. Tal vez se queda un poco corta a la hora de sus 6.2 vol de alcohol. Buena en general, no estaría mal tomarla de nuevo
IPAgutten79 (472) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med medium skum. Aroma av kaffe, ristet malt og gjær. Smaken hovedsakelig kaffe, men også ristet malt. Behagelig. Rund og god. Medium konsistens.
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick creamy medium beige head. Aroma is delicious coffee, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, light roasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is smooth , carbonation is soft+. Finishes sweet with coffee. Great palate especially considering the abv.
Ferris (3053) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate and more espresso. Jet black with a huge brown head that will not quit. Espresso with a bit of coffee bitterness and a sweet finish. A nice coffee porter, that has much more robust flavors for a relatively low abv.
jookos (1986) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@wka. Black, thin head. Roasted, dry coffee beans, dark chocolate on nose. Medium bodied, dry. Delightfully chocolate coffee-y. Good flavours, good intensite. Not overpowering though, remains drinkable. Slightly ashy, but good chocolate finish. Pretty nice.
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Perfect score on appearance; near black with two fingers of creamy brown head. Nice topper throughout and light lacing. Nose is intense with fresh espresso, roast, and cocoa. A coffee lover’s dream. Intense coffee flavors build throughout with a light bittersweet chocolate finish, but enough espresso to balance. Plenty of roast. For a moment, in the middle, I thought it was a little dry or chalky, but this fades away. The only negative (minor) seems to be the transition of flavors being a little rough, edgy if you will. Maybe just a little more emphasis on mocha or cocoa could smooth this out and I’d be jumping up and down all day long. Overall it’s really quite good, just shy of excellent, as it meets my every expectation of a coffee porter.
pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. 6% abv on label. Brown pour, thin brown head. Roasted coffee nose. Taste has black coffee up front and some chocolate, caramel and some late sweetness. Lots of coffee bitterness that lingers and some chocolate aftertaste. Medium body and mild carbonation. A nice coffee porter.
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A rich nutty-alty dark brown ale with moderate fresh coffee beans presence.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed with some age on it.
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small tan head.
In long: As expected the nose is mostly about roast and coffee beans, very typical but always inviting coffee beer aroma The aroma also has notes of nutty caramel which hints that this will something different than the usual coffee stout/porter. In mouth the beer is full body, a texture that is on the creamy side and a generous carbonation. Plenty of delicious nuts and caramel upfront, a bite in a pecan pie, nutty brownies. Delicious cereals here. The coffee is a lot less present than in the aroma which is fine, a moderate presence of fresh coffee beans that blends extremely well with the creamy nutty caramelized backbone. A good presence of leafy hops (fresh tobacco) that keeps the sweetness in check. List here on ratbeer as a Porter, to me in was some kind of rich nutty brown ale with coffee. Very impressed by this beer, an unexpected pleasant surprise. I loved this beer, lots of people didn’t, and that’s what’s amazing about ratebeer, the way someone from another continent can drink a beer and rate it and thanks to ratebeer I can be sitting at my home thousands of miles away and despise the opinion of this person.