Sammy (8839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pure coffee aroma, very fresh from mid-February, nice soapy head and some lace down the glass. Coffee colour, and medium plus easy drinking understated carbonation mouthfeel. Not much complexity but A good straight up coffee style porter.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very solid porter all the way from hawaii. I had to rock out to some pepper as i enjoyed it. Very thick yet smooth coffee body to it. A bit acidic bitterness, but not much. Solid beer, solid.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very very smooth kona coffee. a little too much carbonation, but some really great flavors going on here. some hints of fruitiness but not distinguishable. some oak and nutty flavors with a heavy malt. thanks to mikes for getting me this one from the AZ
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good porter, one of my favorites. This has a very strong coffee flavor, almost a little toffee as well. This is o ne of the only Kona beers I like. However, it was a little thin without the distinctive dry mouthfeel of most porters.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich coffee aroma, followed by a more mochaish emphasis, also a little tobacco smoke, taste is surprisingly dry and thin,coffee and malt flavors are not very potent, hints of roastedness,and hop bitterness,aroma delivers more then taste
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very faint aroma; vaguely porter scented. Coffee flavor with a strange sour and metallic finish. Not a great porter.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak coffee and malt aroma. Very dark brown with a thin head. Medium palate. Strangely bitter coffee and some sort of vegetal component that I just didn’t get at all.
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks/sorry elgaucho (i stole this at DLD ’07). it was actually something of a surprise because it had such a pure coffee flavor. aroma was just a normal porter, but then the flavor was really fresh, and it seemed like all the bitterness came directly from the roasted coffee. if i knew more about coffee varieties i could maybe say more, but as porters go i found this to be a welcome novelty.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of rich coffee and some slight chocolate dominate the aroma.Pours black with a thin tan head.Lots of bitter coffee in the flavor.Mouthfeel is a little thin with a roasted coffee finish.
EithCubes (5053) - New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black-ruby pour. Roast coffee nose, more coffee than roast, dry and bitter. Body is thick and malty, taste is of moderately sweet chocolate and roast beans. Light cream and plums. Tingly mf on an otherwise silken palate with a delicious mild coffee/choco aftertaste. A really nice blend, no flavor steps out of line. Very enjoyable. Thanks, Jake!