DCLawyer (1415) - 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 (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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 (144) - 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 (2225) - 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 (232) - 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.
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Earthy-peaty-nutty coffee and some light chocolate aroma. Black brown with a large brown head, nice creamy lacing. Roasty coffee, earthy peat, light ash and slightly acidic flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. Very nice.
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee and dark malt. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste starts dry and coffee an then the dark malt kicks in. Palate is dray and dark. Overall, a decent beer. Would drink again fo sho.
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ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colored pour with a tan head. Smell is huge on coffee and malts, little bit of chocolate and hops present too. Taste is bitter and like drinking coffee. After the initial shock it gets pretty smooth. Good beer, I buy it occasionally.
chinchill (1776) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in snifter. Pours with almost no head, although a thin ring and some lacing last for many minutes. Opaque, clear; dark brown.
Aroma of coffee, dark malts and noble hops, in that order of strength. Taste largely follows, although dark roasted malts are more evident in the flavor. While the aroma suggest espresso, the flavor is medium roast coffee; a load of coffee flavor nonetheless. Excellent level of mild bitterness; nice use of hops to provide a shade of spicy flavoring in this malty/coffee mix. Fine finish and lingering aftertaste.
M: a bit under-carbonated; near medium body; slightly dry finish.
O: a fine, dark coffee beer with a bit more coffee than malt flavor and aroma.