kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thank you Excellent Little Brother! Very dark brown, opaque, dark tan head. Sweet vanilla and coffee aroma, sweet, dry and roasty taste, then comes coffee sourness. Full body, sweetish coffee finish.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, some roastiness and light chocolate notes. Mildly roasty flavor with coffee beans, a bit "green" and a bit of nutty hints. Medium-bodied.
samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Rich aroma of dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Opaque deep brown colour with tints of red when held to the light. Heavy flavour of coffee as well as notes of dark chocolate with a medium bitterness. Full bodied without being to thick. I’d definitely buy again
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice brown red. Lots of head that dissapates quickly. Smells like malts, coffee. Tastes similar with a nice balance of bitterness. No hops but don’t expect much in this category. Decent and I’d get again.
ljthiessen (164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark pour, small off-white head. The aroma, while mild, is very pleasant dark coffee. Flavour is more coffee with malt and hints of vanilla and chocolate. Very clean, simple, tasty and easy drinking. I absolutely love the flavour, but I just wish there was more of it. Not very robust for a porter.
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dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stong coffee aroma and flavor with hints of chocolate, vanilla and yeast. Not too bitter, not too sweet.
HipHopOpotamus (214) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 A good tasting beer. I thought I should just try one thinking the coffee taste might be over powering like other coffee beers I have tasted (I am not much of a coffee drinker). But this one was well balanced, good tasting beer overall.
sudomorph (378) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a half finger, creamy, off white head. Bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Leaves good lacing.
Smells slightly bitter with hints of coffee.
Taste is of roasted coffee. Slightly bitter but not much. Not too much else.
Light body. Slightly watery for my liking but not bad. Low to medium carbonation.
A good coffee brew but not much else.
Boatdrinks (9) - - JUN 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the many coffee stouts and porters that I have tried this beer is with my top three. It's got a great malty coffee flavor with a very subtle hint of vanilla. The thick body of the beer helps it linger on the pallet with a very nice finish
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BeerNut888 (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great blend of high quality Balzac’s coffee beans in a rich dark beer. No need for an after dinner coffee when your meal is accompanied by this fine brew. I enjoyed this drink along with a flight of interesting brews in the newly-opened Mill Street Beer Hall. A Beer Lovers’ Paradise!!!!