jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown on tap with nice cream head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, maybe a little toasted nut in there. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and a hint of soy, coffee really lingers kind of dry on the mouth. Pretty solid, but maybe was expecting a bit more.
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good coffee smell and taste. Lacy. Well done but I like The stouts better. Smooth.
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, nose is huge roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, taste is sweet and chocolatey, dry coffee, roasted, creamy.
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22FL oz bottle from Beers of Europe shared with Stuu666. Pours opaque dark brown, thin ring of tan head. Big coffee nose, green coffee beans, light chocolate. Taste is much more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted bitterness. Medium body, quite high carbonation. Not as smooth as the original, but still nice.
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
655 ml. bottle sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Ruby blackish brown with no head,… Smells like a cup of coffee, sweetish, coffee beans and little else. Herbal taste upfront (could be old? Because these coffee beers tend to develop herbal & sometimes chilli notes with age), lots of cold coffee, paprika (same age remark), bitter coffee beans, light cheap chocolate, brown sugar. Low carbonation, light coffee body. Decent & nice but very one-note & touch too much herbal & paprika note + the bottle has no age as usual.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from a PUB’R member who visited the brewery. Dark blackish pour with tan head. Nose was fresh coffee, cacao, vanilla. Tastes dark malty, with big coffee, vanilla, and a medium density.
SPDickerman (959) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Smells strongly of coffee and hints of chocolate. Taste is bold coffee and chocolate medley. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hoppin’ Frog Café Silk Porter finishes with a soft chocolate sweetness coupled with a pinch of bitterness.
Lectvay (136) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of a great local swap box from jsquire. Very dark brown, but a little thin, generous tan head. Smells like coffee and chocolate. Nicely balanced flavors, roasty, coffee present but not overwhelming. A little light and fizzy feeling. Solid porter.
thome50 (1036) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for my birthday eve 2014 with the inlaws. Pours a deep black with slight caramel head. Aroma is coffee for sure. Taste is more coffee but very thin, slight vanilla, some caramel but mostly just loads of coffee.
Butters (3778) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in my hotel room at the Hilton Gardens in Durham with a very special friend :) Very dark near black pour with good creamy head. Big nose of coffee is evident from the moment you crack it open. Flavors of cocoa and roast malts and espresso. Big smooth creamy body is rather silky on the palate. Pretty good.
gunnfryd (10672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop, licorice. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, licorice, chocolate. Smooth very nice beer.