fidelis83 (2130) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour with a huge, chunky tan head that stays huge for an annoyingly long time and leaves some good lacing. The foam just sitting there mocking me forever, keeping me from drinking lost a tick. Aroma of coffee, roast, roast nuts, dark chocolate, a decent amount of char, light smoke and earthy pine notes. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roast, char, smoke and some of what seems like lactic acidity, light metallic and mineral notes, toast, earthy dark fruit and pine. The flavor is a bit hard to nail down because even though the bottle foamed over a bit on opening and the head exploded even with a fairly gently pour this stuff is still extremely over carbonated. With some waiting and swirling in the glass the carbonaiton dies down a bit, but then the acidic and metallic tastes seem stronger. Medium body with an explosive, sharp and blanketing carbonation and not much else to be described as the carbonation washes any other mouthfeel away. All in all other than the crazy carbonation I think it would be a pretty good beer, definitely not worth the $9 asking price in this condition though.
maekchu (2566) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly harsh coffee nose, some oxidation (sold online well after its best-by date), and brown sugar. Thin dark brown color. Dark roast, dark sugar, small fruity tang, and coffee in finish -- but it is a bit scorched. Medium body. Fairly tasty. But the oxidation definitely interferes.
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is coffee, chocolate, caramel. Some soy and kelp. Dark brown, clousy, with lace. Tart edge to it, coffee, minerals. Showing some age.
olsvammel (3885) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Smell off cofefee, dark malts and roasted. Coffee was dominant. Similar taste. The coffee dominates completely. Drinkable in small sips, but would have been much better with less coffee.
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: black, medium tan head Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate, nuts Palate: medium to full body, smooth carbonation
BlazerT (178) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black with densed, caffee latte like, medium head. Good lacing. Dark, roasted malts aroma - intensive coffee aroma also hints of dark chocolate and dark, dried fruits. In taste you can feel mainly coffee flavours, low acidity (coffee) and medium bitterness. Also dried fruits flavours noticable. Medium body, oily texture, dry, medium carbonation, finish is bitter with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. In general good coffee porter, may be not the perfect combination of coffee with dark beer, but still good.
JGoulart (12) - PORTUGAL - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice coffee aroma with notes of chocolate. Medium to full body with coffee taste, chocolate and a long finish.
Ritapisani (12) - - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the aroma of coffee is amazing. medium-full body, coffee, chocolate taste with long finish
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un travolgente tornado di caffé. Gusto davvero travolgente. Bevuta piacevole e interessante.
Cory (367) - , California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very light roast coffee notes, brownies, a little tart. Lots of earthy notes, and is a nice drinkable beer. I could actually drink a few pints of this.
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Norwegian ’coffee porter’ with coffee actually added. Beige foam, colour entirely black. Strong coffee aroma but complex, with lots of bitter chocolate, dark fruits and liquorice accent. Taste smoothly malty, creamy, almost the same mouthfeel as coffee with milk, sweetish and rich, chocolatey, spicy notes, finishing in a strong roasted, black coffee-like bitterness. More a coffee stout than a porter, if you ask me.