AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma - HELLO COFFEE! Aroma has in your face coffee, with chocolate, roasted maltiness and faint nuts. Lovely. Taste has bitter expresso beans, roast and faint sweet chocolate. Slightly rough. Finishes mostly coffee bitter with some sweetness under. This is a nice porter!
thome50 (1021) - 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 (3746) - 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 (10451) - 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.
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
EBROVIAK (14) - - MAY 21, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.