obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong aroma of medium roast coffee, lactose sweetness, vague out of place greenery. Black, thin tan head. Coffee flavor, moderately strong presence of DMS. Charred meat at midpalate. Vanilla finish. There are some great aspects to this beer, but this sample is infected.
Iphonephan (1323) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours almost black with a tan head. Toasted nut aroma. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and roasted grain. Moderate mouthfeel with light carbonation. Bitter finish.
coyforce (350) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pitch black pour with a thick brown head. Delicious coffee flavor on top of a strong porter, but an amazing coffee aftertaste.
DrSpaceman (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark fruity aroma. Interesting taste, fruity up front with some kind of tangerine or coriander hint or some noise, tasty coffee on the back. Overall pretty good.
arone12 (878) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells a bit like coffee which was expected. Taste is a little sweet like a fruit (plum or date) or some other nonsense like that. Aftertaste is dry and coffee like.
bigrond (1356) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this brew. Pours big, tastes big, damn....it’s big. I like this style but not a great summer time beer. A little heavy. But great for a cool night after dinner beer.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tan sheen. earthy dirt, vegetal, medium roast coffee, chocolate aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Nice chocolate, roasty malt, brewed coffee flavors----good.
jkwood04 (2400) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted and dark malts, caramel malts, dough, and light hops. Flavor the same, a little light on the flavors. Average texture. A decent porter.
Fritz123 (286) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Snifter pour. Aroma was light overall of coffee, malts and toffee. Kind of smelled as a barley wine. Taste was very good with chocolate, coffee, sweet vanilla, cinnamon, and roasted nuts. Smooth mouth. Spice aftertaste.
UDBeernut (904) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from smith4498 split with wife. Also a new state rating. Pours obaque jet black with an impressive tan head. Nose of black coffee, hint of chocolate. Taste with very coffee forward but is not overwhelming or astringent. Slight flowery bitterness flows at the end and keeps this choo-choo chugging down the tracks. Body is solid but seems a bit watery at times. Overall I am very impressed and enjoyed it very much.
BOLTZ7555 (2423) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this one. Freshly brewed Kona coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Brown sugar and caramel base. Not terribly interesting but well executed...and the ABV is beautifully hidden.