Nephilium (1554) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice aroma with hints of coffee. Pours an almost opaque black, with a quickly fading light tan head. The flavor is interesting, with coffee lingering in the back of the mouth with a touch of bittersweet chocolate. The coffee in this is much more subtle then in most other coffee infused beers. It’s light on the palate, with a long lingering coffee finish. This is an outstanding variation on the Silk Porter, and I’ll be picking up some more of this.
Capa (2362) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark if not black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee grounds, light chocolate, malt. Medium, smooth body. Flavor is dark coffee, earth, bitter chocolate, light caramel malt. Medium dry finish. A nice coffee porter. (Bottle was forgotten in a cool, dark basement for more than two years)
ippopotamo36 (861) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, courtesy of Dino. Thank you Dino. Last of a memorable tasting with good beer friends. Pours coffee bean color, small bubble ivory cap. Nose: moka machine coffee leftovers, grounded beans, Caffe Borghetti. Mouth: round soft bitterness, Turkish coffee soul (powder feel). Tasty.
steelhead3686 (257) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disclaimer: I do not drink or like coffee
Heavy coffee aroma with chocolate and roasted malt. Pours black with a large light brown head. Starts out sweet and finishes with a medium bitter that I associate with coffee. Light to medium body with a somewhat creamy texture.
I have a hard time rating this because I’m not a coffee drinker. I imagine it’s exactly what someone would expect from a cafe porter, so I rated it as such and not necessarily with my bias against coffee.
zoucrew102 (947) - - AUG 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Strong coffee aroma with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Pours black with a thin light brown head with decent retention and good lacing. Starts with rich dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors to go with the smooth mouthfeel and rich body. Finishes smooth with the previous flavors getting overpowered by strong coffee flavors, but it's not too bad as the chocolate really balances out the coffee well. Better than I expected given that it was brewed with coffee.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On keg @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh.
Appearance - matt black with a lovely crema head.
Nose - definitely coffee, but well integrated with the dark chocolate and creamy notes expected in the Porter base beer.
Taste - yep, mocchachino. Creamy, slightly oatmeal backdrop.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced creamy finish.
Overall - yes, very enjoyable indeed. Even though I’m not a big fan of coffee in beer.
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml. pours opaque ebony with a small spot and ring of foam. Nose is quality espresso and dark chocolate. Big first taste of espresso bean, then some dark chocolate, lightly tart blackberry, dark toasted grain, vanilla and cookie dough. Near-medium body has a smooth, low-medium carbonation and a great balance from all directions.
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG Tampa. T’anks, Donnie. Brown pour with a small white head. Loads of roasted espresso bean on the nose. Chocolate and toasty grain. Flavor is pretty similar. Nice earthy coffee and chocolate donut. Burnt brown sugar, caramel. Full, thick mouthfeel. Rich. Nice stuff.
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How : bottle Appearance : very dark brown, small tan head. Pretty. Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark berries and some wood. Palate : medium body, smooth carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (7096) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had the regular version and wasn’t all too ticked with it, this was better .. . mild cappuccino and sweet tar .. . mild velvety mouth and a medium finish .. not a bad brew at all .. . . did you just call me lazy because I won’t stand for that.
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I shared on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of big coffee, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.