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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
This is outside of my style of brew but still very enjoyable. Taste and smell the coffee. Great, great ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Strong aroma is mainly quality roast coffee and sweet chocolate, like a mocha from a good coffeehouse. It pours a nearly-black opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, almost Guinness-like tan head that stays around for a bit. Superb flavor is more like coffee than porter - quality coffee, like something from Starbucks or Caribou Coffee, not cheap instant. It also has a subtle malty undertone and a hint of licorice. Sweetness and bitterness balance each other nicely. Texture has plenty of fizz and above-average body. Maybe it won’t leave you thunderstruck, but it’s an outstanding brew.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Giant head and big coffee aroma. Tons of coffee on the first sip, followed by some nice bitter cocoa. A little too light in body but very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Smells of fresh brewed coffee. Think pour, dark with inch think tan head. Decent lacing. Coffee leads and finishes. If you like coffee stouts, try this one. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckj (1) - - NOV 10, 2012 does not count
A very full bodied flavorful porter with a kona taste and a sweet finish, no bitter aftertast, smooth a refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Great porter.lighter tan head than I expected. Aroma and taste are roast coffee porter all the way.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4134) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, OMP. Black pour, brown head. Creamy texture. Nice lace. Smells of green coffee beans, roast. Taste of coffee and burnt chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brandonmcmahan (4) - Franklin, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
I’m not a real beer snob, though I wish that I were. If I were, I would have much better comments. I just know that I very much enjoyed this beer, and of the "coffee beers" that I’ve had, this one has a much more robust, much more pronounced flavor. I think this beer would be best enjoyed in fall or winter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Taste delicious some of the finest beverage I had tonight. smells nutty, and chocolatey. Taste mochaey and coffeey. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3740) - - DEC 24, 2011
bottle. pours black with a small, creamy, tan head. aroma of creamed coffee and milk chocolate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. roasted coffee flavor and dark chocolate with burnt cookies in finish. somewhat light body with a creamy texture.


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