Cybercat (3224) - 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!
AWISLguy (1180) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 day old from growler from Ray’s in Tosa’s new "growler gallery". Pours a very, very dark brown with a tan head leaving light spots of lace. Aroma is coffee ... and coffee. Fresh green coffee beans, with rich, roasty espresso kicking in behind. Later some lactose and some caramel show through. Taste is of sweet cocoa, heavy roast, sweet milk chocolate, and some caramel malt. Actually a bit thin - likely medium bodied. Finishes more sweet than bitter on that bitter-sweet scale, but with solid enough roast to maintain some balance. A nice fresh - coffee forward - brew! 14.1
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mayor of OldTown. Pours near black with an impressive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate malt flavor with lots of coffee.
after4ever (6077) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at sb. Pours black with a dense and creamy surging tan head. Huuuge coffee nose, like a fresh mug of decent overly roasted supermarket coffee. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty coffee mid palate. Long roasty dry coffee finish.
EcnarM (74) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a standard dark color with a heavy lacing tan head. Strong coffee aroma with an much easier coffee flavor than expected from the smell. Even finish.
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JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at 101 Beer Kitchen. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Big coffee flavor with some chocolate before a slightly nutty and bitter roasty finish.
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is really nice deeply roasted coffee stout with lots of thick coffee flavor to go around.
alicenmae (8) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark, but not heavy. Deeply coffee flavored, but not overpowering. A delicious change of pace from richer stouts or porters while still keeping a similar flavor profile.
keanex (1393) - 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 (4866) - 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 (673) - 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.