keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is deep chestnut hiding light through all but the edges. The head is short and foamy, short lived too, just a soapy light tan mess on top.
Aroma: The aroma is prominently coffee with a hint of mocha, very nice if you like coffee. The aroma has good strength and is nicely separated instead of muddled together.
Taste: Prominent, but not out of balance, coffee runs through the palate with a minor malty backing hinting at cocoa. The finish lingers of cold coffee with a hint of hazelnut creamer and mocha.
Palate: This is a bit thin, but moderately carbonated.
Overall: The only real gripes I have are the lack of depth in the aroma and flavor. The coffee dominates, in a nice way, but there’s little more to add to this. I really enjoy it though.
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is huge on the coffee, some nice chocolate and roast notes as well. It tastes more like a coffee than a beer actually, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for me. The malt backbone is a bit thin though, and doesn’t really provide all that great of a structure for the coffee to rest on. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering coffee finish. Ok, but not the best Porter.
dlovell2 (1274) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee aromas. Sweet caramel start with roaste malt flavors, some chocolate notes and finishing with coffee.
jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rock & Run Brewery. Pours a dark brown with good clarity, a creamy tan head twitch good lacing. Big espresso aroma with cocoa and almost burnt toast. Perfect espresso and coffee bean flavor first in taste with cocoa and some scorched sugar sweetness. Moderately roasty porter flavor supports all this nicely in the background. Finishes roasty dry. Mouthfeel is just a tad light to be creamy but that makes it more drinkable, with moderate carbonation. Fantastic porter with perfect coffee elements. Very drinkable for a full flavored beer. Enjoyed very much and would love to have again.
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour from whole foods in Lincoln park. Jet black with off white head. Sweet, raisin, cocoa aroma. Chocolate milk and slightly but taste. Smooth. Creamy pallette. Tasty beer
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/18/2014 and 1/27/2014: Left Hand Beer Week Sauce... This beer is straight up coffee and roasted malt, but it’s more refined that that... Aroma is coffee along with some chocolate candy. Coffee definitely dominates at first, but it isn’t just COFFEE. As the beer breathes and warms, nutty and roasted malt, chocolate candy, caramel, and vanilla undertones come through; earthy, herbal finish pairs nicely with the roastiness. This beer doesn’t have a big, thick body behind it, but the carbonation isn’t too high and I think that really helps make this beer work; overall, this beer is DELICIOUS and I REALLY enjoyed it. Draught (snifter and growler fill) at Flipdaddy’s in Mason, Ohio. Rating #79 for this beer.
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at fiddlers. Pours a dark brownish color. Taste of coffee and roasted flavors. Solid porter.
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at the HopsScotch, 1/17/14
Aroma: The nose is pretty much all coffee and roasted malts
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head and full lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lots of roasted coffee
Palate: The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, drinks pretty easily
This is a nice, one-dimensional coffee porter. It is pretty much exactly what you think you are getting going in, which is not a bad thing at all.
sonnycheeba (4296) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, earthy notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is dry roast malts forward, smooth coffee notes, light earthy and chocolate bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (3347) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with a thin bubbly beige head. Tastes like coffee beans, light malt, dry grain character, hint of grapefruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted coffee beans.