jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cheers To Leighton for supplying this! What’s with the garbage photo on this page? Anyway, deep brown with a large head. The nose is coffee, milk chocolate. Burnt brown sugar. The taste is dominated by earthy roasted dark malts. Some spice, nutmeg. Pepper. Chocolate and coffee cake. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, quite good, but not a standout in HF’s generally exemplary lineup.
decaturstevo (5305) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Coffee and roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and a good malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. A very nice beer.
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some creamy, off white head. Nose is very nice, coffee grounds, coffee with cream, light vanilla bean, malt, molasses. Flavor is very nice too, more coffee than the nose lets on, cola, vanilla, malt, light toast, molasses, chocolate cake. Medium bodied, dry chocolate finish.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tx to Sean. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee acidy ashy dry some chocolate a bit fruity. Flavor is a bit sweet vinous roasted coffee dark chocolate pleasantly bitter, nicely balanced full of flavors. Longlived good bitter roasted chocolate finish.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Dark roasted malt and coffee aromas. Fantastic mouthfeel with a very good body. Very complex with rich dark roasted malts, vanilla, and mild expresso notes. Undercurrents of muted caramel and bakers chocolate. Damn fine coffee porter.
cpetrone84 (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black and opaque, tons of tight caramel brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, assertive vanilla and rich chocolate, light char, fair spice to it. Taste is similar in comparison to the nose. Same aspects, coffee is light with the roast slightly stronger. Very rich chocolate and vanilla, light peppery tang to it. Balanced sweetness subtly behind showing a deep malt presence. Body is lighter, carb is assertive with a juicy texture and semi dry finish.
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle via STLHops trade. Pours a deep, dark, mostly opaque brown with a big fizzy tan head. Rich roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, and the coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla beans are all so, so subtle. Maybe I sat on it too long - Fall/Winter 2012 vintage - for those to really pop. But it didn’t matter because the thing is so well done otherwise. Medium-bodied and roasty, with medium carbonation. A step down from Everett, but a slight one.
MarkBarnes (385) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apr. 23, 2013. Near-black, sedimentary pour yields a powerful explosion of chewy, chalky, dark-chocolate, spicy, mocha flavor. Dessert-in-a glass; finest porter I’ve yet tried. Highly recommended.
deekyn (1306) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours opaque black with very low caramel brown fluffy head. S - oatmealy stoutish. Earthy, chalk, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, oak notes, vegetal malts. Light tangy notes. M - watery light medium body. Bitter and dry. Strong up front to a flat end. T - bittersweet chocolate, toasted oak, earth, chalk, sweet molasses to a simple dry bitter end. Notes of mineral water. Grassy hop notes. O - simple porter, chocolately and not much else. 3.7
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maekchu (2458) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Good medium coffee, some cream, and dark bready notes. Pitch black, small tan head, some good lace. Coffee is the main note in initial (and unlike so many coffee brews, the stuff wasn’t overboiled) / more smooth coffee and some light chocolate in mid / finishes creamy and chocolaty. Medium heavy. A pleasant and well-made porter.