keanex (1629) - 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 Unoís 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 Iíve ever had.
closey22 (1202) - 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
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the source thanks to Fitz. Wow. Blown away. Where do I start? Pours a dark murky brown color with light tan head. The aroma is simply intoxicating. Rich chocolate and coffee roast notes with some vanilla and caramel underneath and some earthiness from the hops. A soft rich caramel taste with tons of chocolate hitting the tongue next before encountering a perfect, delicate hit of coffee and hop spice, with tons of chocolate and coffee on the backend leaving you with that gentle roast. Some grapefruit is hidden but there. I am simply amazed at the abv as the alcohol is well hidden. My only critique would be the mouthfeel as the beer is medium to light in that regard. But that is nit picking. This is a top flight beer. Itís Founders Breakfast Stout somehow done better. Kudos.
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap @ dmacís] 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.
jtclockwork (10783) - , 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.
samsmith33 (575) - - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks again to Dave for picking this up for me from Kane.
Appearance is dark black, thick consistency, with a medium beige head. Bigger bubbles stick at the sides if the glass, nice lacing in the middle.
Aroma is all coffee, roasted beans, espresso like quality.
Taste is also mostly coffee, and good coffee. Iíll have to arrange to check out Rook in the near future.
Feel is light compared to how it looks. Light carbonation. Would go well with breakfast.
Only knock is that strong coffee dominates the palate, not leaving much room for any other beer-like tastes and smells. ??
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of coffee, dark coco, burnt caramel, roasted malts, and some light vanilla. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi sweet, medium long finish. Overall,a pretty tasty imperial porter that tastes a lot like founders breakfast stout.
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is milk chocolate, roast, fresh coffee beans. Taste is sweet with coffee bitters mixed in for good measure. Smooth and creamy. Excellent. Plus it reminded me of Radioheadís song....Morning Bellís last lines:
The lights are on but nobodyís home
Everybody wants to be a
Everyone wants to be a friend
Nobody wants to be a slave
Walking walking walking walking...
burtonbaton930 (101) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at my favorite spot in the world, Watermark in Asbury Park. The taps are out of sight behind the bar so by the time it was served the head was virtually nonexistent but there was a slight lacing left around the perimeter that was a light espresso color. The smell was nice and sweet with a huge coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste mirrored the aroma with some nice acidity on the finish to curb the sweetness of the malt. That acidity also complemented the texture on the palate, making this an exceptionally smooth brew. IMO this brew blows the doors of Ballast Pointís Victory of the Seas which is a very similar imperial coffee porter. Well done Kane. I canít wait to see your young brewery grow into one of the heavy hitters of the craft beer industry. Cheers!
Damico (2892) - 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.