Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown colored head of varying sized bubbles. Nice coffee and roasted malt aroma with some dark fruit and berries. Color is a very dark brown. Big coffee flavor up front that lasts the duration of the drink. Moderate bitterness from the coffee along with some ash, grainy malts and juniper berries. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Finishes dry and bitter with a lingering coffee aftertaste. A little bit unbalanced but still decent.
brandonmcmahan (4) - Franklin, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a real beer snob, though I wish that I were. If I were, I would have much better comments. I just know that I very much enjoyed this beer, and of the "coffee beers" that I’ve had, this one has a much more robust, much more pronounced flavor. I think this beer would be best enjoyed in fall or winter.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown almost black color with nice tan lacing. Very roasted and nutty nose. The palate also has a pretty intense coffee and dark roasted characteristic. Hinges on being a little over the top. Definitely a good 12 oz beer to share. Drink in cool/cold weather.
smith4498 (3168) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate amount of coffee and some chocolate. Somewhat ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
RochefortChris (8) - Taylors, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a dimpled mug and almost completely black. Excellent coffee aroma and full mouthfeel. Along with coffee hints of dark chocolate and taffy which make for a nice balance of flavor. I actually expected more out of this as I enjoy Highland’s beers. Nothing great but overall a very nice beer.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours jet black and thick with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Luxuriant aroma with plenty of strong black coffee notes, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some hints of licorice, a bit of creosote, strong espresso, bittersweet dark unsweetened chocolate and a back end of potting soil. Nice dry mouthfeel. Extremely enjoyable.
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with thin tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma and taste are heavy of the coffee, slight roasted malt and toffee on the nose. Pretty good, nothing exceptional.
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.