Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at 1808 American Bistro during the Bellís Tap Takeover. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of dark chocolate and malt. The finish is malty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, tan head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, ashy notes, roasted malt. Flavor is charred, sweet coffee, ashy, chocolate. I like this one!
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and some light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, some light sweetness, and a light astringency. Decent.
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - Black pour with a small light tan head and some lacing. The aroma is of ground coffee and chocolate. The flavor is rich and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes. Mocha comes to mind. Itís medium to full bodied with a roast coffee finish. Good.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 11, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: huge dry chocolate aroma, roasted coffee
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark chocolate, light spicyness, hint of dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Streets (29) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at rattle n hum. Pours black with nice beige head. Subtle coffee taste with a hint of chocolate and raspberries. Also has a strong taste of roasted malts.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bright and juicy with cranberry and raspberry like start followed by chocolate that follows thru to a cherry like flavor that ellows before it fades out. some coffee it has a foamy head that is light but still chewy. charming.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a moderate beige head. A huge whack of coffee in the nose with some chocolate. The flavor is so much coffee it hurts. Its not a coffee beer flavor this just coffee. Iíve never tasted a beer that is exactly like coffee. After an afternoon of belgians, I need this. Overall brilliant.
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce pint - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Near black body in appearance capped with a smallish, dusty tan head.
Smell: Roasty aroma, certainly coffee-scented. Itís aromatic though not bold, as in smelling a breakfast blend versus Italian roast. Also snippets of semi-sweet chocolate, burnt toast, and caramel.
Taste: Chocolate leads trailed by the chilled, sugar sweetened coffee wrapping up the roasted malt. Then, some lesser tastes of toast and caramel roll in. Medium-plus sweetness. I never pick up any apparent hop flavors and the bitterness seems more a function of the roasted malts and coffee additive than anything else. Like a pinball trying to pick up a few extra points, the flavor bounces back and forth and around the chocolate and coffee until the gentle finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A solid if straight-forward porter overneath a pleasing coffee flavor. The thumb points up!
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Cajun Cafeís 2011 Fall Beer Festival. Pours a usual porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, some roast, and some earth. Flavor is similar with chocolate and coffee throughout and bits of roast and earth. Nice porter.