superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, roasted malt, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee, dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roast, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee porter. Good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Jimthechap (1709) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby brown in colour with a gibbous crescent of light brown head. The aroma is of dusty, ground coffee that is just a few weeks after roasting. There’s a signature roastiness about it that appeals. The flavour is roasty and of dark chocolate, salty Dutch licorice and more coffee. It leaves a lingering astringency on the underside of the tongue that is most gratifying. It’s easy to overdo the coffee in coffee posters, but this is beautifully balanced and offers satisfying drinking.
Weezel (210) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of licorice and bitter chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with a hop bitterness. Not much coffee shining through but individual components of roast, bitter, and bread.
mmahut (1018) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This porter pours in dark body with ruby notes when put against the light, it has almost no head. Aroma is really full of coffee, like cold coffee, pretty clean, light caramel too. Taste is bitter upfront, little bit acidic even, the coffee sweetness comes in later in the after taste and leaves an astringent feel on the tongue. The acidity may come from the coffee. Simple palate. Body is light, oily with medium carbonation.
jefftravis17 (20) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice enough dry-ish porter. Very much along the traditional English style than an American Robust. Coffee is decently nuanced. Enjoyable and would pick up occasionally.
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Beerhunter111 (7910) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, Kaffee.
Gerbeer (1861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with moderate white head. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors are similar with hints of tobacco. Acidic finish.
Leini (848) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sample at a tasting. Dark with a medium head. Roasted malt and a pretty unpleasant tobacco flavor in the finish.
martjoobolut (818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 08.2014, 0,33L bottle. Pours black with ruby highlights. The head is very light tan, it stays. The aroma is coffee, roasted malts, little metallic, some sweetness. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, tart, creamy, hints of fruits. Finish has some hints of dark chocolate bitterness, but is very short. Overall: rather similar to the chocolate porter, only this time it’s coffee instead of chocolate. It has the same general problem for me - it feels too light to really enjoy it.
Brouwerij (931) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with quickly settling tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is coffee, toasted, toffee, and nutty. Flavor is sweet coffee, toasted, nutty, and caramelized malt, with a nutty, toffee malt finish. Soft carbonation, light body and smooth texture, perhaps a bit thin.