GT2 (7708) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL c&c thanks to Ed5388! Inky pour generates a healthy, beige coffee head. Huge retention. Big lace. Nose is sweeter, some esters, phenols, somewhat chemical with lots of volatiles. Eventually gets some sweet apple. Taste is sweet, lots of grape soda. Palate is chalky, powdery. Finishes a bit lemon acid tart from the coffee.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an interesting one to try. smelled like cold pressed coffee. tasted like that + maple syrup. I get a creamy finish, very roast, nutty and a hint of chocolate. Pretty layered and waves of coffee is never a bad thing.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, and chocolate.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a darker tan head. Flavor starts with roasted malts and then a huge wallop of coffee and dark chocolate to the dome, so rich and delicious the body develops in your mouth. Aroma is faint.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Dave at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Lots of thick coffee, sweet chocolate. Medium bodied, lots of chewy coffee right away. Sweet, roast, coffee. Quite tasty.
jtclockwork (6911) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of decadent coffee, chocolate milk, roast coffee, milk sugar, cappuccino chips and light vanilla. Medium body. So decadent and smooth. Great beer.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap @ dmac’s] Nearly opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, lactose, cocoa, and a sweeter finish.
keanex (1226) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Uno’s Maple Shade.
Appearance: Black body, creamy tan head.
Aroma: Coffee and syrupy chocolate.
Taste: Coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: One of the best porters I’ve ever had.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Pour House, black purple pour with light head, not much lacing. Aromas and taste of perfume booze, coffee, light polish, dark fruits, plum, fig and lots of sugar. Medium to fuller body. Not a big fan.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown almost opaque with thin dark tan head; aroma of coffee and hints of chocolate; Flava is rich coffee and more chocolate than in the aroma also notes of roasted/smoked malt; finishes dry and slightly tangy very complex