DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 bottle from a trade with asteele8. Dark, almost opaque, brown with ruby highlights, complement a small tan head that recedes quickly. Toasted grain aroma with coffee notes and a hint of spice. Smooth and rich mouthfeel with light effervescence, a real palate pleaser. Brown sugar sweetness and a touch of peppery bitterness leads to a slightly sweet finish, although the coffee provides some balancing bitterness of its own. Nice brew.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MMMMMM... What a tasty brew, lots of coffee flavor, Not overly bitter, sweet chocolate, with some bitterness on the finish, very enjoyable brew!
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma of rich coffee and chocolate. Malty coffee and chocolate notes with a coffee finish. I would definitely drink this again
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Lightly sweet earthy dark malty aroma has some mocha dark chocolate coffee notes. Body starts with a mild caramel malty sweetness and some toasted nutty notes revealing a slightly more bitter, smooth espresso finish. Not much mouthfeel here, but a decent coffee presence.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is roasty chocolate malts and coffee. Pours black with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and a little thin. Still a very tasty coffee porter.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, whilst in San Francisco.
Deep dark brown colour with foaming dark brown head. Lovely coffee and mocha aroma. Smooth chocolate and moca flavour, plenty of coffe flavour as well. Easily drunk at the end of a good days golf.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is avery nice porter. It pours a dark brown color with an inch of head. It’s roasty with both coffee and malt flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
marcus (6512) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This very dark brown ale poured with a miniscule tan head, and a strong scent of coffee. The beer was served way too cold and the flavor was stunned at first. However, after some warming, the porter-like flavor became evident and blended well with the kona coffee.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. The pour is a dark brown, almost black, ale with a tinge of ruby at the very edge. The head is frothy and light brown. The bottle claims that this limited edition porter is "made with 100% Hawaiian Kona coffee," and that is apparent in both aroma and flavor. In addition to the coffee, which is the leading flavor, there is also a slight biscuity base and dark chocolate tones. The coffee is an intense, strong flavor, really more like eating chocolate-covered espresso beans. The flavor is mostly bitter with minor sweetness to offset. The bitterness is driven by both hops and coffee. The porter is thick with a light oiliness on the tongue and palate.
I enjoyed this, but wouldn’t be able to drink it all the time. I am just not a coffee drinker. I appreciate this porter for what it is, and highly recommend it as a "must-drink" for coffee lovers.
Cranberryboy (18) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: this beer has very strong coffee tones, you really taste more coffee than you do beer, but if you like coffee than it is a very good beer. Though, I’ve heard it is MUCH better on tap in Hawaii.