DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of light brown, creamy/frothy head. Retention is good overall and very good given the coffee involved. A short ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Smell of coffee dominates, though I will admit that itís reminiscent of stale coffee. Plenty of roast, moderate sweetness, and hints of molasses. Still, decent.
3.5 T: Coffee rules the taste as well. Solid malty base. Chocolate shows up for the first time along with the molasses. Good.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
3.5 D: Solid throughout.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-27-2012 18:35:01
rondphoto (1456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown-black with a light head cover, thin streaks of lace. Aroma is healthy earth, malt, and coffee. Taste matches the aroma: roasted malt, dark, moist earth, coffee, and dark toast are all present on a base of mild bittering. All moves smoothly to a lingering finish in which no additiopnal bittering is necessary. Very palatable, Iím having it tonight in front of TV and a fire with Triscuits and Havarti cheese. Itís a good night.
rbrazell (1418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a small bubbly brown head that fades. Nose is deep roasted malts, tons of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is roast, fresh coffee and some sweet milk chocolate. Finishes a bit dry and bitter. Very nice coffee porter.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light coffee aroma with roasted malt and chocolate. Thick, roasted coffee taste with some chocolate in the background. Pretty solid brew. Always been a fan of Highland.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium-sized, persistent tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is coffee, a touch of chocolate, maybe even vanilla, some roasted malt. Flavor is dominated by the coffee; it tends to blot out most of the other flavors. I get some roasted malt, some chocolate. Palate is too thin, and it needs some more malt to stand up to the chocolate. Iím also rather prejudiced against coffee porters; they always seem to taste like coffee dregs, no matter how good the purported quality of the coffee. I think Iíll keep my coffee and my beer -- probably my two favorite beverages -- in separate corners.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of strong coffee, rich dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Bitter coffee is most certainly noted in the flavor but is not overwhelming or unpleasant. It is more reminscent of cold coffee than anything. A good coffee porter.
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.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance - Black, fluffy tan head, sticky lacing
Aromas - Coffee, hops, earthy
Taste - Dry, roasted, earthy, hops, cocoa, fresh coffee
The flavorful coffee profile of this porter is amazing. While it is earthy and dry... the rich, fresh coffee notes create an undertone of mellow malty flavors. Finishes like a fresh cup of iced coffee, and with an almost sticky chocolate aftertaste.
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG- Pour is dark brown, Nose is heavy coffee, dark chocolate malts, alcohol...Taste is chocolate malts, coffee, acidity, earth...Palate is bold, with coffee..A nice coffee porter.
chinchill (1269) - 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.