ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Charlie’s Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours what appears to be an essentially black body with a full, thick finger of medium-tan-hued foam.
Smell: Roasty, coffee-accented nose with a touch of bitter chocolate and increasingly fainter, lighter notes of caramel, pale malts, spicy hops, and fruit.
Taste: Roasty coffee and bitterish chocolate mingled with the base pale malts. Some thin traces of caramel, maybe even a fat drop of molasses in there as well. Very low fruitiness. Modestly spicy hops aided a bit by the roast, the carbonation, and wheat. Roasty finish with some of that dark chocolate lingering into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though there’s an added skosh of crispness on the tail end of the swallow.
Overall: A solid, enjoyable coffee-infused porter.
jkwood04 (4431) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, some roasted malts with light notes of caramel and chocolate, hints of bitterness from hops, and some light dough. Flavor the same but it has a very nice balance of coffee and the beer. Average texture and carb. A pretty good beer, that was actually better than I was expecting.
unclemattie (4328) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ TacoMac, OMP. Black pour, brown head. Creamy texture. Nice lace. Smells of green coffee beans, roast. Taste of coffee and burnt chocolate.
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has coffee as advertised! There is also burnt malt and a touch of brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a large, tan head. The taste definitely has coffee but it seems a bit rancid. The palate is thin. Overall this one was a disappointment for me, it had great potential in the aroma but something about the taste was not enjoyable.
emacgee (4273) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with chestnut brown edges and one finger of tan head. Nose is very nice, molasses and sweet java notes. Lots of chocolate and a light roast. Coffee flavor is a tad weak. Spent grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Noticeable acidity from the coffee and dark grain. Medium body with a slightly thin feel and almost absent carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4093) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts, and light woodiness. Flavor is dry, roast character with chocolate, espresso, earthy hops, and light woodiness. Medium body and carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark black not much head retention. Aroma is nice amounts of coffee. Light chocolate.
Flavor is bitter coffee bean that just turned. Light caramel and a weak hop in the back ground. Really bitter. Pretty astringent and basic.
TURDFERGUSON (4006) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks ethan for sharing. Deep brown with a chocolate milk like sudsy head with plentiful lace against my mini imperial glass courtesy of Durham Central Park. Nose is cocoa, light coffee, light fruit. Nice, not overwhelming but nice. Roasty, dark chocolate, light espresso. very easy drinking, light bitterness in the finish. Solid and like everything Highland makes, English style so don’t go judging this against Hill Farmstead Everett or anything amazing like that.
nearbeer (4000) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Opaque with a lasting disc of cream. Aroma is all coffee with maybe a hint of piss and dark chocolate. Taste is the same but weaker, like lots of old sourish, weak and cheap coffee, with some sour milk chocolate and dry grass. Light-medium body is watery, well-balanced, and has light-medium carbonation. OK, but disappointing brew, from this normally near-top-notch regional brewer.