blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Coffee aroma, with roasted malts and light sweetness. The flavor has sweet coffee, light roasted malts, and some floral hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/29/12. 12oz bottle thanks to decaturstevo! Dark brown pour with a nice, thick brown head that cuts in half but sticks in spotty rings. Nice aroma with sweet and dark chocolates, slightly tart and acidic, but nice coffee, and smooth maltiness. Nice smooth chocolate and coffee combo in the flavor with lingering coffee and a hint of tartness and grain. Nice.
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle (one by me, one by jmborggren). Pours brown with a medium beige head that doesn’t last. The aroma is pleasing, roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate notes with some mild earthy notes. The flavor has much of the same; roast, coffee, chocolate and some earthy notes. Maybe a touch thin. Decent overall.
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"at first, a little light on the nose, but it opened up quite nicely. light bodied and easy drinking, yet had a smooth texture and flavor that was definitely enjoyable...mostly dark coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Thanks Lou!"
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle on the bus, backseat .. . pours dark brown .. light foam .. . some cheap coffee and brown bread crust .. light mouth, finish- like most highland beers .. . . then they would have been extremely uncomfortable and later on had the gnarly shit of their life.
b3shine (6215) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks solid; a semi-opaque cola with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter coffee and dark malt. Average on the palate. Solid, but not spectacular.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark, dark brown, with little to no head. The aroma is awesome ... full of all kinds of roasty chocolate and coffee. This drinks like it should, too, for a coffee porter ... big, chewy notes of rich, nutty java. Delicious! (#4824, 11/18/2012)
PorterPounder (5933) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a watery black with some thin, creamy off white head. Nose is very nutty, coffee grounds, mocha, bread crust, some raisin, cola. Flavor has lots of soured coffee, sweet malt, cracker, toast, a little toasted almond. Watery finish. Very drinkable.