badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma smells like an iced pot of fresh coffee. Holy god... this beer makes no bones about being a coffee beer. It is pure coffee, plain and simple, with a little mint bitterness. Out-freaking-standing!
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Badgerben. Pours a dark, near opaque, brown brew with an off white fast dissolving head. Aroma is mostly rich dark coffee and espresso. Taste is cold coffee with a bitter aftertaste. If coffee is your preferred palate you will not be disappointed.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As the beer pours, it looks dark red and extremely thin coming out of the bottle. It becomes a dark brown in the glass with a thin off white head. Aroma is dominated by what seems like quality coffee. Flavor is a nice rich roasted coffee flavor without much else going except maybe a hint of coffee. I already thought the normal Meantime Porter had a lot of coffee hints so this one is sort of over the top. Not bad and seems to give a bit of a caffeine boost.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue. Off White Head. Wonderfully Thick Cold Roasted Coffee Aroma. Thin Mouthfeel.. Alot of Bitter Roasted Coffee Notes. Some Subtle Notes of Sweet Chocolate and Vanilla, but the Bittering Coffee Roast Flavor Dominates the Brew. Although There isn’t alot of Balance, If you Enjoy Coffee Flavored Beers, This is a Really Tasty One.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle, Labeled as Coffee Porter, Best By January 2009, Sampled April 2007
This has quite a pronounced coffee / chocolate aroma to it. The beer pours with only a fat one-finger thick light brown colored head, which sits atop a brilliantly clear, dark chocolate colored beer that shows burnt ruby hues when held up to the light. Strong roast coffee aromatics are certainly the name of the game here. This smells like iced coffee that has had a touch of chocolate to it. Quite one dimensional in its coffee focus, but the particular coffee still gives this a complex nose of burnt berries, charred wood, a touch of charcoal, dark chocolate and blackened toast.
This has quite a light body to it, with just a touch of fullness as it rests on the palate. The beer starts out dry and roasty, but quickly picks up a soft sweetness that really helps with the overall perceived balance. The beer finishes with a chalk-like cocoa powder note, some roast-derived bitterness and a touch of burnt acidity. There was a solid amount of coffee used in this brew, I wonder how much, if any, dark malts were used in this brew, because I could totally see this as getting all of its dark color and character from coffee. I suppose though that the chocolate aromatics and flavor are probably derived from roasted malt. Quite a tasty brew, and with the caffeine punch, it is a good way to start off an evening of drinking.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a light creamy brown head. Aroma of the inside of a coffee grinder, with light caramel sweetness playing in the background by no means balancing it up. Flavour is coffee dominated, some roast malts, caramel and vanilla in there too. Roasty, long, bitter finish. One bottle was enough.
Furseth (1931) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, flat head.
Aroma of coffee, and burned beans, som hopynes to in the end.
Falvor i s almost the same, nice long- bitternenes in the end. Light to medium body.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black colored, little light brown head. Coffee dominates in sweet aroma, only mild roastiness comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor has maybe less coffee, chocolate, roastiness and sweet vanilla there too. Still too much coffee here, aftertaste dries mildly.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee. And more coffee. Very dark color with ruby hilites. The white head dissipated quickly. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with coffee. Shifts to coffee. Finishes with coffee. To be fair there may be a bit of chocolate. The coffee tends to vary from start to finish. But it’s still all coffee. Dry finish. No particular hint of bitter. Not like anything I have had before.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Large light creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacing in glass. Very dark brown colour, that was slightly clear. Aroma was note surprisingly heavy coffee with some underlying chocolate in there. Other malty notes can also be detected. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was moderated sweet malt, with some bitter coffee/chocolate notes. Nice bitter finish.