BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle and served in my Unibroue tulip: Pours a deep brown hue with reddish highlights topped by a long lasting frothy tan head and left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma was surprising has I found some nice grassy hops along with the expected coffee, chocolate and nutty malts, and a chalky yeast ester.
The taste starts with a noticeable bittersweet chocolate and toffee malt character followed by some lactic twang. It is towards the finish where the coffee flavors shine along with some charred notes. The mouth feel is thin and refreshing as often found in most porters. Overall it is pretty good and something coffee and dark malt fans should seek out. Avoid however if you don’t like coffee flavor in your beers (Chris).
sloth (2813) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small dark tan head with good retention and a smidgen of spotty lace. Clear dark brown color with a light red hue. Nose is chocolatey, light coffee notes with a faint earthiness. Body is lightly medium, lightly oily and creamy. Light chocolate flavors as well as coffee, some slight bourbony notes, faint licorice and vanilla notes as well, more earthiness. Dry, lightly roasty chocolatey finish. Some more body and coffee would be nice. Besides that an OK coffee brew.
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with ruby-hued edges and a capped by a thin, beige head.
Smell: The ashen aroma of heavily stale, dried-out coffee grounds. Say, how old is this bottle anyhow?
Taste: A pleasant brown sugar and toffee sweetness upfront. There’s a faint blip of hops midway. Thankfully, only a small measure of that stale, forgotten coffee on the roasty, sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Tastes far better than it smells. Also, the bottle sure is a beaut! Getting only 330ml never looked so good.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown with a sand coloured head. Roasted coffee beans and roasted malt in aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate and green pepper. Rather smooth nose with tiny hints of milk. Coffee up front in the flavour but also notes of chocolate, vanilla, green pepper and parsley. A medium roasted coffee bean afterbitterness. Light milky and sour mouthfeel. The balance works well in this coffee flavoured beer but it is a bit watery and without any surprises.
Tmoney99 (13595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keg Liqour. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Solid dark bittersweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer that went well with a good cigar.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a fairly full-lacing tan head. Big roasty sweet coffee and caramel aroma has some dark chocolate notes. Starts with nice coffee bean flavor and sweet spritzy dark caramel and chocolate flavor toward a roasty, nicely-balanced finish. A nice breakfast beer.
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.