notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You’d better love coffee if you’re going to drink this because at is all you are going to taste - at first, I was all about this, but as the beer warmed, some of the undesirably characteristics of the coffee became too strong, such as the acidity and deep roast, that eventually started to taste like char - there is no nuance to how the coffee is used here, so while I still sort of like it, it is ultimately a weak attempt.
ReggieDunlap (2794) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit muted but has light coffee and roastiness...a touch of dark fruit...almost blueberry. Flavor has some dark chocolate and nice coffee...a bit of ash...some burnt bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty espresso.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of strong coffee, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Light to medium body, a little thin. Malty and roasty with a lingering, light bitter finish.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from draft at Cedar Creek Pub. Pours very dark with active carbonation and a small ring of a head. Aroma has some coffee in there, but I want more. It’s very subtle. It could almost pass for a standard roasty porter without the coffee. The flavor is ashy with a light milkiness, faint coffee and dark chocolate. Palate is medium and rather effervescent. This is a tasty beer, but it aggravates me that the coffee is so light. Weak sauce, indeed.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a near clear deep brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice rich bitter coffee note with backing roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor has the same rich coffee bitterness the mellows to a light finish of dark grains and roasted malts.
drjay44 (2352) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a medium thick, poorly retained beige head with some lacing, over an apparently clear dark brown black (SRM 35) body.....nose is coffee, light chocolate, minimal hops, no esters.....taste is moderately sweet lactose type tones with coffee, cocoa, chocolate hints, finishing with a moderate burnt coffee bitterness and light hops......mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, with a clean light acid finish. The coffee adjunct is a bit too dominant for the malt and hop backbones. If coffee tasting beers are your thing it is wonderful, if not, well. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. This is a great coffee porter. The coffee is clean and not peppery. Chocolate, creamy, slight caramel. We had to order two, my wife wouldn’t share.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer very recently on tap at Merchants in Lawrence, so its a bit of a surprise that this was a 2011 beer. Very nice, though. Not much head, but a deep, rich coffee character.
jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Meddlesome Moth, Dallas Tx, a thin coffee porter which has loads of coffee nose, minimal head, and surprisingly watery body, almost like there was too much coffee, then again no vegetals that I found which make it quite tasty.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Nobi ,,, pours a deep brown black, lacing is well off .. Nice and toasty, like a piece of burnt toastie .. . Mouth is decent and i’m a lemon headed son of a bitch!!
DrinkEmUpJones (1058) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/black color with tan lacing and head. Fairly bold aroma of coffee and wood (tree bark). Big body, certainly for a porter, but not so big that stout aspects come through. Lots of coffee on the palate, with one pint being plenty for the evening.