tightslice (789) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Draft Pour @ Stubbie’s & Steins. Pours a Rich Black/Brown probably somewhere between a Pantone Black 2 C / 4 C. Strong coffee aromas. A waterlogged torpedo of espresso and dark chocolate that could use a little malted mud to slow it’s roll.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hits with the righteous hammer of pure coffee, almost no depth or complexity but a pretty solid coffee taste. Too thin, whatever.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, nice dark brown with khaki colored head. Aroma has notes of coffee and espresso, some chocolate, roast, and slight burnt toast notes. Taste is very coffee forward, like drinking an iced coffee but as a beer. Lots of coffee bean and espresso notes, with some dark chocolate, toffee, roast and bread notes, finishing nice and bitter from the roast and coffee. Delicious!
PorterPounder (6981) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof - on tap. Very deep dark brown pour with a nice sticky khaki colored head. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee - not strong like Starbucks - but your everyday main street coffee shop; hint of chocolate to top it off. Flavor has those same elements of coffee shop coffee. Hints of licorice make their way through in the back end - brief chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is decently thick - but not thick enough to match the boldness of the flavor. Overall, pretty solid though.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/26/11. On tap. Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head that fades and laces a little. Definite coffee aroma with some milk chocolate and juuust a touch of tartness. Definite coffee flavor at all, again with milk chocolate. It’s a tad thin in my eyes, but the flavors are there.
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Proof. Big roasty chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, earthy and roasty. Thin palate. Ok.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep brown body. Tan head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, char and molasses in the background. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture and moderate to lively carbonation. Smoky taste which is unusual for a porter. Some chocolate and coffee notes in the taste. OK.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Deep brown in color with a small khaki head. Aroma is straight up coffee and nothing much else. Taste is sweet with loads of coffee up front, some dark chocolate, and a slightly bitter finish. Medium body and slick. Too much coffee and sweetness with this beer for me.
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Spinnerstown Hotel meet the brewer dinner. Preview of Philly Beer Week. Aroma of dark coffee. Pours midnight black with a dark tan head. Taste is distinct coffee up front followed by a quick malty tea-like finish that lingers slightly on the tongue
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jake Melnick’s. Pours a deep brown black, tannish head. Nose is heavily of coffee. Some malt does peek through as well. No really hop aromatics, this is all about the coffee. On taste, Hugely roasty, again, coffee roast. Not a lot else going on, though some sweetness comes through from the grains and seems to restrain the coffee eventually. Not a bad beer, just very one-note.