deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a generous California trader whose name escapes me. Pours near black with a dark brown head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma is full of coffee with a good amount of roast with not much else. Flavor is similarly full of coffee and roasted malts
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle -
This beer was full of coffee goodness, and while one dimesional, itís quite tasty. Aroma was coffee, coffee, and a little more coffee with just a bit of tootsie roll thrown in. Flavor had a nice meld of coffee and chocolate, light molasses, light vanilla and a body on the thin side. Another nice beer from Midnight Sun.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a big, foamy head...pretty nice lacing and retention. Aroma has notable roasty coffee and mild caramel notes...nice roastiness. Flavor is roasty with light roast coffee. Mouthfeel is lively but thins out just a bit....finish is roasty and leaves just a hint of coffee.
bpreo (1173) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the finest looking Porterís I have ever seen in my glass. It smells slightly vile. And it tastes like soap. Itís a clean glass I poured it in, so this is hard to explain. Disappointment. Whatís the saying? "Never judge a BEER by itís COLOR."
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big peppery and roasty coffee, caramel and roasted malts. The taste is coffee, roasty and peppery notes, bitter hops, roasted malts. Medium-full bodied.
TheBishopco (15) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in trade from the wonderful MeatLoaf. Pours a deep almost black color, brown head that slowly dissipates and lingers. Smells strongly of coffee and rich malts with a slight bitter chocolate. Tastes, not surprisingly, of coffee. The chocolate stands out more than in the smell. Great coffee porter. I especially enjoy the big taste without the big ABV. A very good beer.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with about 3 fingers of tan head that leaves some decent lacing on side of glass. Aroma is coffe and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts and coffee with a mild hoppy bitter finish. This is a nicely balanced porter with a medium body and mild carbonation and pretty tasty.
ChazMania (639) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into tulip glass. Nice toasty aroma of toffee and caramel. Appearance is dark dark black like a stout. Taste is just like it smells- although I wish this had more booze- Iíd like to taste this at around 7%. Palate is nice with good chewy body and the burps are smokey. An overall very well made beer that I just wish was bigger/bolder/boozier but hey thatís just me....
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Tried this at the brewery in mid-September. Pours a jet black color with a small amount of dark brown foam on top. Potent coffee and heavy roasted malt nose is pleasant. The taste is of espresso, dark chocolate, dark brown sugar, charred malts/ash and mild hops. Not as thick as some coffee beers, but considering the good balance here that is not a bad thing. Drinkable and tasty. Not overly sweet either, which I appreciate. Great looking lacing on the glass. I liked this one a lot.
daleharshman (791) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.79). Pours black with a big three fingers of fizzy light brown foam. Aroma is rich with lots of very earthy dark roasted coffee and lesser notes vanilla, hot peppers (?!), vanilla, and some dark chocolate. Flavor also full of dark and bitter earthy (and partly burnt) coffee, a notable vegetable quality, and a bit of very dark chocolate. Dry and somewhat roasty-bitter finish. The light body seems consistent with the low ABV. Good, but could use some refinement. (275, 623)