RoyalFlushing (298) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a deep dark cola with a large mocha head and notable lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, dark fruit, big coffee notes and a hint bourbon. Taste begins with a wave of chocolate and roasted malts followed by a wave of coffee flavor and some palatable bitterness after a smooth finish. Enjoyable big mouthfeel with slight smoke and evident coffee taste lingering.
MadRobin (982) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, near black with tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of leather, light coffee, roasted malt and light chocolate.
Taste of roast coffee, chocolate, licorice and heavily roasted malt.
Full body and high/medium carbonation.
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marcus (4999) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a treacle and dark fruit aroma. There is a sweet dark malt flavor with some chocolate and a slightly sour bitter finish.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy dark brown with a creamy/foamy tan head. 3 fingers! Thereís definitely coffee and chocolate in the aroma, but it hits my nose a bit like chili. Med body or better. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the flavor, but thereís a persistent hint of capsaicin. A sort of tangy/spicy aspect. Overall thereís a great deal of flavor. Not a hint of heat. Oh so much better than oh so many. Drinks very, very nice.
unclemike (1886) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a nice, resilient, lightly lacing tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast, and chocolate milk. The taste is strongly roasted coffee with sweet and bitter chocolate and some alcohol. Medium bodied and slightly creamy with a short coffee bitter finish
DavoleBomb (1382) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into a perfect pint. 6/7/12 printed on date.
5.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is very good for a coffee beer. Hell, itís be very good for any sort of beer this big. Glass covering lacing is left. Really impressed with this appearance.
2.5 S: The nose sure is strange. The strongest aroma is a tangy garbage-esque note. I canít think of any better way to explain it. I think that is what the coffee is supposed to be, but it fails quite well at it. Itís be rancid coffee if it ever got labeled as coffee. Underneath that is a dry roastiness, chocolate, and caramel. Some sniffs I hate it, some sniffs I think itís okay, and other times I even kind of like it, which is why it gets a generous 2.5 here.
2.0 T: While I was a bit ambivalent about the nose, the taste pushes me stronger toward hate. The tangy caramel, tangy garbage flavor is more potent than in the nose and I wish it wasnít. I guess I should make a statement that this isnít infected, so here it goes: This isnít infected. Chocolate, dry roast, and caramel underneath again with a solid malty sweetness. This would be okay without the coffee/garbage that they added. Booze is well hidden.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess to it. Other than the appearance, this is the best aspect of the beer.
1.5 D: A bomber of this is way too much to drink, but I donít drainpour, so I must persist.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-04-2012 23:11:55
maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate tan head. Definite notes of coffee to the nose of this, with strong malty undertones. A remarkably easy drink for this style - light on the palate. Great find...
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours near black with a beige head. Coffee, cream, roasted malts, and light dark chocolate sweetness. Good stuff.
Beerenberger (783) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coffee, caramel, and dark fruits comprise the aroma. Pours a jet black with a non-lasting tan head and minimal lacing. Taste is burnt coffee and roasted malt with hints of smoke. There is a long lasting burnt /bitter coffee/malts aftertaste. Medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable bitter porter.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong robust coffee porter. Pour and appearance is traditional porter, black and small compact head. Great coffee notes with hints of dark cocoa.
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