StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Ed5388. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with well roasted coffee, espresso and coffee grounds. The taste, like the aroma, is a big blast of coffee with other coffee related flavors such as mocha and espresso very prominent. The palate is a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long with a lingering aftertaste of coffee grounds. Overall: Very tasty stuff--fans of coffee beers will want to try this one.
rougeau13 (1833) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Thereís coffee all over this aroma with some roast and maybe a little cocoa. Tastes basically the same: roast coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good.
kramer (4567) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small frothy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is pretty great, but then again, Iím a huge fan of coffee and generally a sucker for coffee beers. Big rich coffee aroma with some chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Smells delicious. The flavor isnít nearly as delicious as the aroma though. Still pretty nice, lots of coffee, dry roasted malt, a little astringency, finishes with a little too much burnt flavor though. This gets to be a bit watery in texture after a while as well. Light soft carbonation with a lingering ashy finish. This wasnít the worst beer, but I think it could have been much better if they could turn down the burnt ashy finish.
aekdbull (2) - Buxton, Maine, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a very smooth mouthfeel. Strong chocolate and coffee notes in the flavor and roasted malt on the nose. A very tasty porter.
slatermcs (51) - - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the source. Dark brown appearance with beige head. Light lacing. Roasted coffee flavor. Very tasty. Impressed
alexsdad06 (4350) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours brown in color with small beige head and spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and some earthy hops. The flavor has a decent shot of coffee, roasted malts, some earthy hops and a mild to moderate bitterness to the finish.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle .. . pours a deep tan, lightly foamed, good lacing .. . instant coffee, bark, and brazilian coffee .. . medium mouth, good solid finish .. . a lighter coffee beer but enjoyable .. . .
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podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stags Head NYC. Pours pitch black with thin, tight white head. Coffee abound in aroma and taste. There is a slight bitterness in taste but the finish is excellent. Really enjoyable.
HopheadJT (3) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: notes of bread, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a light roast, minimal hop presence and no esters
A: pours brown but clear, with a tan foam that lingers
F: flavor has a light sweetness, is lightly bitter, minimal hop presence, malt dominating
M: creamy, medium body mouthfeel with soft carbonation
O: nice chocolate bitterness with a little roast and a light coffee flavor and bitterness. great drinking beer any time of day.
DrSilverworm (4742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Best by 3/15/13. Very nice roasty Turkish coffee nose. Clear dark brown color. Minimal tan head. Few dots of lace Medium to lighter body. Dry texture. Lighter carbonation. Taste is a bit of a let down from the aroma. Kind of feels a little watered down. Little bitter taste, but lacking even on that. Some macro-blandness, in the flavor, even. Impressive nose, but everything else about this is a bit of a let-down for me.