jeremugohio (91) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty coffee porter. Nice coffee aroma and taste. Hints of chocolate. Pretty Decent porter and I would get again.
Jamesthebrit (182) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Very nice aroma. Bold dark roast coffee. Irony porter smell.
A: Pours looking a little thin. Head has some pretty big bubbles and sort of a dull brown color. Not mind blowing looks wise. Color is dark brown
T: Tastes like a porter. Lighter in body. Slight hints of coffee especially on the finish. Light on the taste. A bit acidic.
P: Acidic on the palate. Light. Some decent flavors but nothing bold.
Overall not a mind blowing beer but pretty good. Some nice coffee notes. Solid for a porter: seduce your friends who are afraid of dark beer with this one.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has fresh mild coffee and roastiness. Flavor has nice fresh roasty coffee...a light and faint spiciness that almost comes off as hot pepper. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a roasty/bitter coffee finish...just a hint of a burn...id swear there was hot pepper in this. Fairly one dimensional but tasty.
matthewjk (847) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Highland strikes with a smooth, creamy, and coffee-laced treat. Didn’t hit all notes I would like, but a good showing. Serving: 12oz bottle
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->tumbler. Deep brown with small offwhite head. Great coffee and malt aroma; taste is coffee with roasted and chocolate malt. Bittersweet coffee aftertaste is quite pleasant. Very good.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black. nose is fruity fresh coffe. Flavor is again roast complexities and fresh fruity coffees. Wow what a great coffee porter.
metalhead0043 (127) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 pack for 9.49. I’ve been waiting for this one all year. Pours black with a slight amber hue to it and a tan head. Really nice looking porter. Smells like coffee and a little roasted malt as well. Taste is pretty much the same; coffee and roasted malts. Body is medium, a little thinner than I like though. I won’t hold it against this beer simply because of how good it is. Definitely worth the wait.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Dark black large frothy light brown
Sweet roast chocolate and coffee aroma
Big coffee flavor some roast chocolate and caramel
Med bod mod carb.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate, spice and roasted malt aromas. Coffee shows well throughout with the spice. Bitter hops on the finish.
foyle (174) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: ½” creamy off white head, beer is nearly black—almost no light penetration. No carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Barley, Dark Chocolate
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, moderately carbonated, rich, finish is similar to dark coffee.
Flavor: A coffee infused porter that tastes exactly as advertised. Coffee/Expresso is the dominant flavor. In addition there is some chocolate malt, toffee, and a mild hop presence. I don’t pick up a great deal of fruit flavors as the brewer advertises, maybe some orange peel and a little raisin.
Overall: very good cold weather beer, I would not be able to down this one in Summer. A give this beer a solid A grade for the style.