larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, nice dark brown, almost black, with big frothy tan head. Great nose, with the Kona coffee coming thru. Smooth taste, minimal hops. good finish, a bit on the dry side. Overall a good Porter, especially when it is on sale.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Hilton Waikaloha, poured very dark, aroma burst out like a fresh brewed cup of coffee, dark cream-coffee colored head. Flavor was full and rich, 100% Kona helps the coffee flavors, malts added a nice bit a sweetness too. Thoroughly enjoyed...I hope the airport security enjoyed the 2 bottles I had to leave behind!!!
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brown pour with an off white head. Nose is roasted and coffee Taste is the same with a decent bitter finish. Very boring and highly quaffable.
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a small soapy tan head. Aroma is very much like a brewing pot of coffee, the essence of freshly brewed coffee is really noticable in this one, also there’s a hint of chocolate perhaps bitter cocoa powder in the nose. Flavor is much like the aroma and predominantly roasty coffee beans and a bittersweet chocolate taste. A little creamy and smooth going down with a little bit of similarity to that of a frappuccino. This brew has great coffee characteristics and as far as coffee goes it’s my 2nd favorite behind hitachino nest espresso stout. Add ice, cream and sugar and let’s get to work! Nice brew.
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep black color with a minimal head. Smooth and creamy Porter, with mild coffee notes. Very delicate and well balanced. Somewhat dry finish, very little hop character. Quite an enjoyable, middle-of-the-road Porter.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured black with a light brown head. Smoked aroma with some mocha. Unabrasive palate that was easy to drink, smoked coffee flavors with butter malt. Great tasting beer.
joergen (26223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Dark brown coloured with a meidum sized beige head.
Roasted aroam of coffee and hops.
Roasted flavour of coffee and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Light head lightly colored that disappeared quickly.
Slight coffee and chocolate undertone, mild coffee finish
Thin in body
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Wow, I love this. If a beer’s gonna have coffee in it then it might as well go head on and be loaded with it. This has that. Really fresh tasting too. I’m not coffee person but I love coffee flavor in my beer. Only complaint is that the palate is a bit weak; could stand to be a bit fuller/creamier.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has one of the best coffee aromas of any beer I have had. That is the entire aroma, pure coffee. The flavor is light, but quite pleasing, again dominated by coffee and a light sweetness.