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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Per the label, "Our chocolatey Silk Porter cold-infused with dark-roasted coffee beans to create the smoothest coffee character possible. Fresh-roasted coffee flavors and aromas add the perfect compliment to this old-world beer style, forming a truly savory and memorable memorable flavor experience!"

Nephilium's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1348) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1022) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Dark chocolate and espresso aromas. Soft and dry with dark chocolate and expresso upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of coffee, raw sugar, dried fruit, chocolate and licorice. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee and dried fruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3323) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Pitch black with beige head. Aroma of espresso, bitter coffee, cocoa and molasses. Taste has lots of chocolate, espresso, roasted notes and a long bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bomber thanks to Jeff. This would be a nice breakfast beer. Pours a pitch black color with a medium, though quickly dissipating brown head. A huge coffee nose. The flavor is rich milky coffee, roast, charred wood, molasses, some dark fruit. Really good. Tastes bigger than 6%. Smooth. A lot of coffee, but it works well. There’s a bit of sour roast in this that’s awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black with an off white head. Nice coffee aromas, vanilla, chocolate and roast, Coffee more present in the aromas and somewhat of a let down in the tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 25, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 2nd Session. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, cocoa, chocolate and molasses, flavor is slightly acidic with coffee, more coffee and cocoa, medium bodied. nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EBROVIAK (14) - - MAY 21, 2014
There isn’t a better beer out there. If you like a good porter with a bit of coffee overtone, you’ve found beer nirvana. From the first sniff to the long, smooth aftertaste, it would be hard to criticize this brew. It pairs well with any substantial meat dish and is also good as a base for cooking stews and slow cook beef dishes.

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