mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1824-20081022] 22floz bottle. Sweet bubbly coffee grounds aroma with dry wood and mild plastic. Dark black brown body with a big long-lasting foamy light tan head. Bubbly flavour is like dry charred wood roasting on a bed of coffee grounds. Full body has lots of bubbles. Nice coffee, seems a little over-carbonated (don’t often say that before) but otherwise fair and interesting.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc)
DiarmaidBHK (2281) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ashburn Wine Shop. Pours black with 2 inches of khaki foam. Big roasted coffee notes on the nose. Big brewed coffee on the tongue. Lots of carbonation. The beer literally runs from you as you drink it. Nice!
tgncc (2296) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From ZDK’s gathering. The aroma is smooth coffee, some roast. The appearance is brown/black, tan head. The flavor is almost pure coffee. The finish is roasted coffee, pine. Medium in body. The coffee drowns this one out.
podey (497) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Zach & Matt’s tasting. Pours dark brownish black with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee and lots of green peppers, maybe jalapenos or bell peppers, with some basement mustiness. Taste is slightly bitter burnt coffee with some green pepper notes. Taste is kind of thin and the bitterness lingers in a bitter burnt coffee sort of way. I feel like this could have been better than it was.
mikem409 (1142) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours black with tan head. big coffee aroma. taste is lots of cold coffee with creamy milk finish
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Scent is big coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Coffee finish. Good breakfast brew :))
JMCtime (6) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable, however the coffee flavor is a little stale. Also it was rather fizzy for a porter.
kimjongill (180) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great coffee aroma. Pitch black pour from bottle into snifter with thin tan head. Taste was not great. Dry and bitter. Would not buy again.
vtafro (1864) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Coffee and roasted aromas. Smooth velvet like texture. Nice coffee tones and bitter finish, a light sweet flavor up front.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Weedy metallic chocolate malt aroma. Dark black with thin tan head. Sweet chocolate and iodine flavor. Initially kind of strange but pretty good when comparing it to Islay scotch.
queenholly (1857) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strange mineral-ly aroma with a touch of chocolate... not quite seaweed, but definitely an ocean/ozone type thing. Maybe they used north pacific ocean water. Near black with a small tan head. Mineral-ly chocolate, and light roasty flavor. Medium body.