dfinney23 (2317) - 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 (233) - 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 (944) - 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 (10) - - JUN 24, 2013
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!!!!
brentcusack (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark chocolate
Colour is black with a thin, tan head
Sweet, espresso taste
A bit light in taste for a porter
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Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light chocolate and coffee flavour are welcomed upon first sips. I like the tankhouse ale a bit more. There isn’t much else other then the flavours mentioned, though they go well together.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, thin body, with medium khaki head. Aroma is heavy of coffee grounds heavy with some lactose sugar. Flavor is dark roast ground coffee and lactose sugar with hints of cola. Lingering roastiness, slightly creamy and frothy body. Everything blends together really well. Balanced. Quite good! Wait... "Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market." What the hell?!?
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a porter, this is somewhat thin. Coffee is apparent, but also a small amount of chocolate. Brandon and Monica picked this up for me in Toronto in 2013.
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head that hangs around for awhile. Aroma of roasted malt and a slight hint of coffee. Mouth is kind of thin. Finishes bitter with espresso. Upfront it is slightly sweet. Some burned notes here and there. Overall not a bad coffee porter.