Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a white, fine head. Aroma is coffee and mildly sweet backing. Moderate mouth feel. Strong coffee flavor up front, some chocolate, malt, and toffee.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really cool 11.2 oz bottle. Clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste mirrors the aroma, with some cream and nuttiness adding to the chocolate, coffee, and roast. Nicely done.
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really good beer, lovely coffee and stout flavours.
Perhaps the second part of the palate is too thin.
Very much a novelty beer and not something i could drink much o but as coffee stouts go this is good
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Definitely factoring the bottle design into the appearance score. Very cool! Anyways, a nice but not particularly distinctive coffee porter. Deep dark chocolate hue, with fine cappuccino head and lace. The coffee presence is more assertive than other brews, but not necessarily a full flavor - I’m particular about my coffee and this isn’t as full and rich as it needs to be for the beer to be really successful. At the same time, this strain is dominant enough to obscure some of the enjoyable porter-ish qualities of the brew. So, a fine and pleasant beer but nothing remarkable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Name: Coffee Porter
clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich coffee and chocolate aroma,
rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of coffee character,
Name: Coffee Porter
Score: 3.2 to 3.5
Words: cellar party
coffee aroma is getting a bit ashy,
chocolate flavor is rich and well in balance with the coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin beige head on a brown body. This beer does not smell good: acid and sour. But the taste is much better. I detected mostly, besides coffee, nice vanilla hints, which makes this brew very well suited for desserts and all kinds of sweet courses.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz, no date--cool bottle. After cracking the bottle I got some nice coffee. However, once in the glass some burnt plastic shows up that is a little unappetizing. Nice sheet of lacing throughout the duration. Pours a moderately dark clear mahogany with a two finger creamy tan head that sticks around for a good while. Other aromas include roastd malts and sweet caramel. Flavor has a good amount of coffee and roast, but it tends to be too acidic and the plastic gets a little stronger. Not enough sweetness to cut the acidity and roast. Burnt ashy dry finish. Overcarbonated with a light to medium body. Not so great.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ML bottle, 7/4/07: Mohogany brown w/ a short lived & thin light beige head. Medium coffee aroma w/ some chocolate & nutty notes w/ just a hint of burning cannabis. Herbal hops & cereal bready notes w/ a touch of caramel. Well balanced w/a light coffee flavor. Light caramel & chocolate with some light bitterness coming from dark grains instead of hops. Roasted barley is also in there. Dry finish is coffee flavored and the aftertaste is lightly burnt. light bready malt mid palate. Lighter body, a bit light even for a porter, low medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Not as coffee dominant as I’d originally thought it would be, but nicely tasty. The coffee is well used instead of being dominant, adds support to other malt flavors.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into tulip. a loose pour of a dark ebony that allows light to pass thru and looks almost like a dark crimson with a fizzy full white head. roasted malts and coffee aroma. tingly carbonated mouthfeel. coffee is not as strong as I thought it would be but is definitly the demanding presence. mocha chocolate comes thru as well, and a roasted malt is in there, complex, and good, it is subtle yet strong, the coffee is strong thru middle and aftertaste, it is a chocolate finish, with a roasted background thruought, good stuff...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Large, persistent light tan head floats on a deep ruby body. Rich coffee aroma smells like you just walked into Starbucks. Notes of vanilla, spice, and dark chocolate add to the complexity, but the coffee is the featured attraction. Mildly astringent, medium body and carbonation result in a pleasing mouthfeel. Fairly dry with a clean bitterness that is supported by a sturdy dark malt base. Pretty heavy on the coffee, but that’s what is intended here, and given that, it’s pretty good.