mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black pour with a tiny bit of creamy froth on the sides. huge coffee notes with a little bit of malts as well. nice on the palate for a porter and a damn good coffee taste.
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
random scoop in great mall, milipitas. random evening, in arcades, and this ws the saving grace of their beer selection. a moderate body, which was a nice change to the thick porters that i have experienced recently. great coffee notes, the aroma was so good. and nice to have a 5% beer for a change!?? good looking beer.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head, roasted malty coffee aroma. Very nice toasted chocolate taste, with caramel coffee finish, very drinkable. Too thin though, almost reminds me of good coffee brewed without enough grounds, body is too light. Nice beer, but not one I’ll rush out to buy again.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent mahogany with a small bubbly head. If you drink Starbucks every morning, you might really enjoy this. Everything about this beer SCREAMS coffee...aroma, flavor, and appearance. Unfortunately, it doesn’t possess the creaminess or depth that other top-notch porters have. This is a very drinkable beer...definitely worth a try.
ABUSEDGOAT (2605) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, moderate to light caramel and hops. Medium to light body, good flavors. Coffee flavor does not dominate.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark color with great lacing and a medium foamy tan head. Roasted nuts and coffee aroma. Great porter flavors with a nice dark coffe fish. Very enjoyable.
glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this on tap at Islands in San Diego. Pours dark with a small tan head. smells of smoke and coffee. It reminds me more of a milk stout than a coffee porter. Sweet flavour. Overall, fine.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored pour with medium sized head. Roasted malts, nutty, and of course coffee aroma. Nice sweet, weak coffee flavor, a little watery, but not bad. This was nice.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with hints of ruby light coming through. Head is moderate and off-white. Rich, but not overwhelming coffee in the nose, along with doughy malt. Flavor is outstanding- full, bittersweet toasted malt. Palate is llively and a little light.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Pint - Kona Brewing Co. - Koko Marina Pub - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Awesome Coffee and dark malts aroma.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color , nice head and clear.
Flavor – A great porter with terrific flavors this is going to be a Porter for the ages for a long time. Great flavors. The coffee was full and awesome.
Palate – Great Porter Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was the best beer on the Islands. Had flavor and flavor did I mention it had flavor. WOW KICK ASS BEER…