Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, with creamy off white head. Big coffee on the nose. Coffee flavor carries over with a cocoa tone. Almost a maple aroma as the beer warms. Medium mouthfeel. Quote good
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a clear dark brown nmearly black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roastiness and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luck Pie Lodo. Pour is deep brown with a big tan head and great lacing. Huge green coffee, peppers, cocoa, toasted bread, and caramel in the aroma. Taste is overwhelming coffee - so dominate - really tough to discern anything else, smoke, green peppers, somewhat tart, and caramel. Thin body with high carbonation. The coffee is way too overpowering and completely dominates the beer.
DesertDevil (561) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Boulders on Broadway. Clear dark brown color with a filmy head. Huge coffee nose; seriously, the aroma is nothing but cold-pressed coffee. Coffee forward on the taste with roasted malt and light woodiness. Medium body (but still light for a porter). Damn, Left Hand had really dialed up the coffee on this since I last tried it in Feb. 2012. The coffee dominates (almost suffocates) all other notes in the beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Loved that they made a beer strictly for events like this...and that this one clocks in at 6%. Aggressive aroma and flavor, particularly for the more traditional ABV. Dark roasted coffee, mocha, rich chocolate, espresso, and a hint of caramel sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Damn good!
alexsdad06 (6088) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sergio’s after Zwanze Day 2011. Pours dark brown to black with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is coffee, char, dark chocolate and some mild spices. The flavor is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, light earthy with some mild spicy notes. Decent black coffee bitterness to the finish.
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap black - not sable, not very very very dark brown, but BLACK, black as Darth Vader’s armor, with a fine-bubbled tan head that leaves generous lacing. Smoky aroma has a strong note of quality roast coffee and hints of chocolate and licorice. Flavor has a roast malt core and notes of quality mocha and molasses with a hint of caramel, fairly sweet but not overly so. Texture is a teeny on the thin side for a porter, but has good fizz and smoothness. Very worthy!
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the rackhouse pub, 10oz pour. Dark black, pretty standard appearance for the style. The smell was very robust coffee grounds and beans, almost like when you are smelling different colognes and the salesperson gives you the little coffee can to clear your nasal palate, nice. Flavor is strong coffee but more like the grounds swimming at the bottom than good coffee. This was decent but the aroma was better than the taste by far.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-24-2011 17:09:30
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, beige head, Lots of chcoolate and coffee, and damn tasty. A really good porter.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chuck’s 85th. Pours black with a couple fingers tan head. Smell is roasty coffee, a bit of spices. Taste is bitter coffee and lots of it, very roasty, very good.