nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is very coffee like with burnt malt, chocolate, and cream. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is soft and smooth. Overall a good coffee porter without the burnt coffee taste.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A nutty and lactic dark ale with plenty of cold black coffee. Ok.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed some 7 months after the beer release.
The look: Dark mahogany body with ruby highlights topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is intensely coffee but here it is not roasted coffee beans, the coffee character of the aroma is very much like the smell of a coffeemaker in action. There is also some lactic elements in the aroma when the beer warms up. In mouth the beer has a slightly slimy texture with a medium quantity of hard little bubbles. Taste is not your usual coffee black beer. It is more nutty than roasted, there is a strong lactic-milk-cream flavor, a coffee flavor that ios really like an old cup of black coffee. Like some kind of very nutty black coffee with extra-extra-extra-cream with. A bit sweet and earthy too. A bit odd, not bad but didn’t win me over. Another decent beer from Harpoon, they rarely make a bad beer, but a great beer from this brewery is as unlikely as J.K. Rowling writing a much awaited sequel called Harry Potter And House Of Representatives.
crajun (974) - , Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber that was aged too long by me. Drink by date was 03/13. That being said this was still ok. Malt with slight coffee in aroma. Taste was porter. A little thin on coffee flavor but decent
stephenj007 (108) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice, big bottle pour! Very minimal head was thin and bubbly.
Thin cola color and clarity, but still nicely dark and inviting.
Aroma was mostly mild...sweet, smoky malts, chocolate melting in a double boiler, weak coffee.
Taste was not impressive for this style. Sweet accents with some coffee acidity and a hint of bitter hops.
Finish tended to be a bit overt with chocolate and some more weak coffee.
Seemed to be somewhat sticky at the end.
Not impressed with this coffee porter, was certainly hoping for more in yo face body and smoke.
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle (enjoy by 03/15/13) from The Wine Shoppe in Brick. Pours a thin dark brown color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of cheap instant coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of cocoa powder. Taste of sweet chocolate, faint cheap bitter coffee, burnt toast, and caramel.
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, steady creamy beige head. Coffee and sweet vanilla in the nose. Medium-bodied. Coffeish, cocoa, cream flavor. Vanilla. Very tasty but has quite watery palate.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle while visiting Albany. Black pour with a nice tan head and plenty of lacing. Good aroma - coffee, chocolate, a touch of ash, milk chocolate. Better flavor, good balance of coffee and chocolate sweetness, some bready malts and caramel help out. Tasty.
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber to be enjoyed by 3/15/13 - pours dark ruby brown with voluminous tan head that slowly vanishes and decent lacing. Nose is coffee roast and caramel. dry. heavy coffee flavors. Struggling to find the sweetness. bitter roast taste. Smooth body for sure but there some lingering odd aftertaste.
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saw this hanging out at my local Krogers, so I went for it at $6. A simple and direct roasted coffee porter--not bad. Nothing that most craft brewers don’t do better, but not bad for Harpoon, whom I generally don’t think too much of.
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/16/13 bottle from RW shared out front with Dan. $6.99
Dark brown with a tan head. coffee on the nose with some maybe a little cocoa. I was expecting more coffee though. Tastes basically the same: roast coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Eh
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Opaque black with thin white head
Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate
Taste: Earthy, bitter coffee
Palate: Medium, almost thin mouthfeel. Somewhat acidic aftertaste.
Overall: Drinkable with a fairly thin body. The coffee flavor comes across a bit acidic and earthy.