CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer!
Pours basically black with a small but well retained head that leaves small bits of lacing on the glass.
The beer has a nice roasty and fruity smell. The coffee is vibrant and pungent and not unlike walking into my dearest Zanzibarís Coffee house here in town while the roaster is doing her thing.
The flavor is roasty and bitter with a little bit of creamy sweetness. The beer isnít overly sweet but does have a little bit of ashy-ness.
The palate is a little bit think but the low carbonation serves the flavor perfectly.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, 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 isnít too strong. Great roasting and coffee flavors to this, which manage to be smooth on the palate despite the harsher flavors. Very nice brew.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 pack purchased from Green Life Chattanooga. This is basically black with a long lasting tan head. Aroma has true, tasty coffee with hints at dark chocolate. Iím not sure why this is rated so low. Itís an above average coffee beer, for sure. It may not have the completeness of something like Pisgah Valdez or Bells Java Stout, but the genuine coffee flavor is considerable. Malts are clean and balance things out nicely.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is a strong roast and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a roadsted coffed with a nice spicey finish. A very good porter from Highland.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with very little head. Aroma contains some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is rather bitter with some coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. Full bodied and bitter. Overall a good beer.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a 12-pack of this and almost forgot to rate it. Pours nearly black, just brown around the edges. Pours with a small head, but otherwise mostly flat. Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa nibs. Yum. Taste is a bit thin, as is the palate. Extra love for the cheap price tag.
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. Canít 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.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Knoxville Brewersí Jam. Pours dark brown with beige head. the aroma is Latin American coffee, ash, some raisin. The flavor is rich with coffee, but the coffee seems to lack freshness. There is also some raisin and ash and a bit of resiny hops.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Darker brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is light coffee and a little burn. Taste is green, lots of coffee, and a little dirty.
queenholly (2422) - 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.