Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours all head. Creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, leafy hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with an off white head that quickly disappears. the aroma is roasty, with strong coffee notes. the flavor is roasted barley, caramel, and strong after tones of coffee on the finish. As the palate is a thin to medium body, that finished smooth, with very little bitterness. Overall this is pretty good.
acethom (1) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first try at this type of beer but it definitely was enjoyable. First had it on draft at a local oyster roast so temperature may have something to do with the aroma and overall taste. Also bought a 6 pack at the local grocery store and the taste was not as pronounced as the draft. Coffee lover so this was right up my alley with the expresso.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some coffee aroma. Mouthfeel is flat and fairly thin bodied for a porter. Not much coffee taste compared to other coffee based beers.
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black. Light beige head. Nose/taste of fresh coffee beans, espresso, cocoa and vanilla. Body is a little on the thin side. Finishes with fresh coffee beans and burnt black malt.
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is chocolate cookie dusting. Hazelnut and coffee grounds. Sweet caramel.
The appearance is glassy reddish-brown. Thin-bodied, not too substantial.
The flavor is like when coffee grounds fall into the mug. A little nutty, but with a sweet toffee undertone. It’s sweet with some cold coffee elements.
The palate is buttery and oily. Similar to a brown ale. Drinkable but much sweeter than expected. Iced coffee.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Closed for Business. Dark red/brown with a thin tan head. Scent of coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Man this is a very watery beer, all you taste is burnt roasted coffee. The coffee is pretty tasty but there is no more flavors going on
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Minimal beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/espresso, light milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some milk/bittersweet chocolate, light nut. Light-medium body, light creamy, low carbonation.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Palmetto makes a tasty coffee porter, a beer I find quite underrated in its home town. Espresso Porter strikes a solid balance between English porter and coffee, neither sweet and fruity nor acidic and burnt-tasting. A little more body would bolster the beer, but other than that, there’s not much to complain about. Plus, this beer makes a perfect way to start someone’s transition from coffee-drinker to dark beer-drinker.