fidelis83 (1793) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear medium to dark garnet brown with a 2 finger, creamy kakhi head that has great retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is full of nutty light roast coffee, dark caramel, roast, toffee and very light fruity esters. Flavor is definitely coffee centered, but a bit more floral and fruity than the aroma, some caramel, roast and char, but the coffee is definitely in the forefront. Light to medium bodied, with a creamy, sticky entry, light, but fairly sharp carbonation and slightly more dry finish. Good, but not a great implementation of coffe in beer, it tasted more like a coffee sweetened with malt syrup than a beer brewed with coffee.
mmahut (531) - 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 (9) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
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 (3200) - 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 (1415) - 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 (547) - 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 (279) - 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 (845) - 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.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark dark brown with a decent tan head. The aroma is mild, mostly coffee. The taste is very very strong with the coffee, nice and malty.
Ed5388 (1617) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Brick Spirits. Pours a thin clear dark brown color with a finger of pillowy light tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, peanuts, and ash. Taste of sour bitter coffee, toffee, chocolate malt, char, and vanilla beans.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33 cl en el Lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Cuerpo ligero y color negro muy bien equilibrada se bebe fácilmente quedando un gusto bastante agradable e intenso a café y malta tostada. Buena para repetir o como primera elección