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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short tan head. Strong coffee notes in the aroma. Black, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, and hints of dark chocolate form the bulk of the aroma. Taste is black, oily coffee beans, chocolate covered coffee beans, roasted malt and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Ends with more strong coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, faint caramel and burnt oatmeal.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (755) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Very dark, almost black beer with a tan head. Very strong aromas of dark coffee. The taste follows the nose quite closely. Tastes of bitter dark coffee, a bit nutty, and has some lactic flavoring. Chalky, dry mouth feel. Bitter coffee finish. This was a sipper, I found the bitter flavors to be a bit overpowering, could have done with some more sweet. Still a tasty porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Wow! Amazing coffee aroma. Can’t remember the last beer I had that was overwhelmed with this much coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter with hints of dark chocolate and coffee bean. A real treat and surprise.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Smells of fresh brewed coffee. Think pour, dark with inch think tan head. Decent lacing. Coffee leads and finishes. If you like coffee stouts, try this one. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Chips Wine & Beer. It pours a black color with a small but lasting tan head. The nose has a ton of fresh ground coffee. The flavor is solid but not overbearing with a roasted bitterness and lots of fresh, black coffee flavor. Once the best uses of coffee in a beer that I’ve had. Medium to full bodied but the roastiness ends up dry on the back end making it very drinkable. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small-to-moderate head. Good coffee notes in the nose, though the smell isn’t too strong. Great roasting and coffee flavors to this, which manage to be smooth on the palate despite the harsher flavors. Very nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3151) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Dark brown pour with little head. Light cocoa aroma, some coffee. The flavor is lightly sweet and follows the aroma. A bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(Bottle during RBWG) clear rich brown, no head. Nose of rich chocolate, brownies, and cream. Taste of medium dark chocolate malt, cream, mocha, bit thin on body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this. 4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of light brown, creamy/frothy head. Retention is good overall and very good given the coffee involved. A short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Smell of coffee dominates, though I will admit that it’s reminiscent of stale coffee. Plenty of roast, moderate sweetness, and hints of molasses. Still, decent. 3.5 T: Coffee rules the taste as well. Solid malty base. Chocolate shows up for the first time along with the molasses. Good. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. 3.5 D: Solid throughout. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-27-2012 18:35:01

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks for the bottle Mike! Dark/opaque black pour with nice fluffy and lasting tan head, a fair amount of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, aroma brought nice roasted coffee bean, espresso and cold press type coffee, some slight milk and dark chocolates, hints of a red berry, nice oaty type notes as well as a slight spicy note. Taste is pretty nice, some sweet red fruits and chocolate up front lead into bitter espresso, coffee bean, touch of chocolate and roast notes again come in with a touch of earth, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter but not as much as the coffee would let on. Nicely done!


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