skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in at the Tacky Tiki Bar in Edmonds, WA. Pours a rich, dark brown with a tanned head that has decent retention. The aroma brings a sense of roasted malts and chocolate, while having a fresh ground coffee smell that mainly takes over everything. The mouthfull starts off with a light sweet malt that progressively moves darker and darker through the finish. From the sweet malt comes a roasted coffee malt with dark bitter chocolate intertwined within the flavor. This takes up most of the lighter and silky smooth body as it moves towards a well done medium bitter hop finish. The coffee/hop note lingers for a bit after your last sip. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by how well done this brew is. Definitely heavy on the coffee tip, but quite balanced for a brewry that’s paird with Widmer and Pyramid. I’d definitely drink this again.
Beaver (1370) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a frothy tan head that quickly goes to a ring that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee and some grains.
The flavor is subdued chocolate and coffee with some lactose. The mouthfeel is medium and watery.
Overall, not a bad coffeee porter. It’s a nice drinkable brew, but there are better coffee beers out there.
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Rich chocolaty brown with a tan head. The aroma is dominated by chocolate/cocoa shavings and coffee. The taste isn’t bad. It has a real malty, in the chocolate shake sense of the word, flavor that abounds in the Kona coffee notes. The aftertaste is more bitter than sweet which is nice, kind of similar to the aftertaste of a cup of coffee. The feel is thin and watery. It leaves a chocolaty cardboard aftertaste in your mouth that is pretty nice.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a ruby tint. Tan head. Coffee aroma. Coffee and roasted malt flavor. Lingering coffee tones. lighter bodied than expected. A bit too much coffee and not enough beer for my tastes.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark black with red highlights and a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a deep black color with active carbonation and a tan wispy head. Dry coffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate malt and coffee with a sort of raisiny fruitiness. Rather thin flavor but pretty nice.
KAME (160) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Aroma is of dark coffee and is noticeably metalic. Flavor is comprised of chocolate, coffee, and some toasty notes. Body is fairly thin, and carbonation is a little high for my preference. Overall, it’s pretty decent.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color, muddy and chocolatey like cocoa. The nose is a bit astringent with a nice dose of cocoa and chocolate, lots of light coffee and roast. The flavor is lightly sweet, nice full bodied with a nice blend of bitterness and astringency to balance the coffee and sweet cocoa. Finishes good and clean, nice extended tail. Good porter, nice coffee notes.
DYCSoccer17 (3390) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from BevMo. Aroma is awesome. Smells like the coffee aisle of a supermarket. Some faint metallic and musty aromas also make a fain cameo. Dark mahogany color that is more transparent than I would like, Smallish light tan head that is not overly robust or long-lasting. Wow, very coffee-like through. Some sweet chocolate notes are also present a little later. Body is a bit thin. This is very tasty. A baby Peche Mortel. I like.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black in the pour with a small, but nice, tan, pillowy head with decent longevity and lacing. Nose is simple but nice with coffee (obsviously) and an earthy hop aroma with light roast backing. Flavor is as the nose would suggest, lots of nice coffee flavors with a light roast character and smaller notes of dark chocolate. Hops are earthy and somewhat restrained being medium-light in bitterness. Finally finishes with a sweetness and a coffee acidity which lingers for awhile, nicely. Palate is medium to full, soft, and creamy. A very simple porter with a nice coffee addition that makes for an enjoyable brew.