imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter brown pour with small off white head. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavors of COFFEE, malt, and chocolate. This one is gona wake you up! A little thin for a porter, but solid overall.
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, sugar, chocolate, and roasted malt. Thin body. Thanks tio footbalm for this one.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this on tap and also from the bottle. The beer is decent both ways, but not memorable. Near pitch black pour with nice retention on the tan head. Aroma and flavor are both faint until the beer warms from fridge temp. Then the coffee bean and cocoa comes to the front of the palate. Aroma is still weak though. Could have used some roast. Coffee doesn’t balance well and is overpowering.
LinusStick (3183) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great porter. I got this from Liquid Solutions so I have to wonder if this was sitting for a while. The aroma was average. There was some coffee and roasted malt present, but not big. The pour was disappointing. A flat thin black with no head. Taste was thin and a bit watery. No carbonation with only aftertaste of bitter coffee. As it warms, there is some roasted malt that fills the mouth but it is very distant. Blah.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a balsa head. Nose is coffee and cocoa. Medium body, milky, with mild carb. Taste is coffee beans and chocolate. Finish a bit vegetal. Coffee is nicely featured. A bit sweet but very drinkable.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
You’ve got to be kidding me. 12 oz bottle purchased at ABC store in Waikiki, Oahu. Pours a thin black with a smallish off-white head. Aroma is all coffee and slight chocolate. Taste is thin, watery, bitter coffee, sour. I don’t taste any malts or other components of a beer. Coffee, old and acrid. Nothing to enjoy here. I have 1 more bottle so I’ll give a second try to this. But after that first one, I really don’t want to.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of a trade from a while ago. Thanks! Pours a dark, clear chocolate-brown color; fizzy light-tan head with decent retention and medium-bubbled lacing. Lots of watery coffee grounds in the aroma; not much else. Medium mouthfeel: slightly watery body, mixed with decently roasted coffee grounds (though still a bit green / vegetal), roasted malts, and just a touch of chocolate, though not enough of the latter two to add any fullness or potent creaminess to the palate; wet coffee, with a bit of porter. Medium finish: dough, roasted malts, and chocolate.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of coffee in tha aroma. Thin and weak malt punctuated by a smooth, lightly roasted coffee flavor but is a little too sour with a weird spice.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from someone. Deep brown, filtered pour with little head. Aroma is light chocolate, heavy roast, a milky body. Has a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Decent enough, but a little too sweet, with carbonation a bit too fizzy.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy beerlando. Pours a deep brown color with no head. Has a very smooth and pleasant coffee aroma contrary to some brews that have an almost burnt coffee aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts are also there. Although it’s somewhat lacking in body, this makes up for it in the taste. Fine coffee-based flavor also contains notes of mild dark chocolate and malt. Good stuff.