DialSquare (2925) - 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.
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.
jcr (2221) - 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.
jsmerig (1291) - 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
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Jake Melnick’s, Chicago. dark black pour thats full of big roasted coffee. Coffee dominated pretty much everything here. lighter mouthfeel. Big coffee flavor, roasted malts. If you love coffee, this one is for you
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pull @ Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. The beer is a black body with a really creamy tan head. The aroma and flavors are dominated by a smooth coffee. Coffee, some chocolate malts, deep roasted malts. The hand pull added a smooth velvety mouth feel. I quite enjoyed this beer even though I’m looking for Spring to occur...
rougeau13 (2034) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, with a puffy tan head. Aroma is almost all coffee, with a touch of roasted malt. Taste is coffee throughout, with a bitter coffe-like finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Basically this is all coffee.
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, 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.
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Nose of a fresh bag of Italian roast coffee. The coffee dominates the flavor with a lot of roasted malts. If you are a coffee lover , you are going to enjoy this. EXCELLENT at room temperature!!. I have nothing bad to say. I hope I get a chance to try this again. A great after dinner porter.