cwsample (120) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Fratto. Smells FANTASTIC. Pours very dark with a tan head. Smells of coffee and malts. Very strong coffee flavor. Fantastic beer. Love it.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a cloudy maroon color with a light beige head. Aroma is lovely. Espresso beans, chocolate notes, heavily roasted, freshly roasted coffee ground. Flavor is also roasted coffee, bitter notes, chocolate malts. Aroma is better than the flavor. Still very good.
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jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades rather quickly. Huge aroma of fresh coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste of iced coffee and bittersweet chocolate up front with hints of black liquorice and dark fruit. Somewhat thin on the palate with a bit too much carbonation. Finish is a slightly bitter (but nice) coffee taste that lingers for a few moments. Definitely recommended for the Porter fans out there! Very well done.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First beer I had in Charleston. Deliciously balanced chocolate and coffee character. Rich, rather than sweet.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 12fl oz bottle of this @ The QuarterDeck in Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head Island, SC) for $5. Poured from the Red/Orange/Yellow Labeled bottle w/ a Palmetto tree on the front into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has no sign of a freshness date on the bottle.
Aroma- Very roasty and has a very unfamiliar coffee aroma. Must be their local roaster blended into the brew.
Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies almost immediately. Has a deep, opaque brown body and leaves a few suds behind on the glass.
Flavor- Very malty and coffee roast apparent as well. Has a sweet beginning to end taste and a light bitterness level.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Roasty, and has one of the highest Coffee/Roast endings of any porter Iíve had to this day! Very nice!
Overall Impression- Wow! For not ever hearing about this Porter, the coffee ending was huge! Highly recommend for those porter fans and looks like this one is widely available in SC.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack from Piggly Wiggly St. Johnís Island. Looks like a porter sure enough. The aroma gets me hopeful with its genuine, deep coffee character. Itís not as sharp as typical espresso, but a little earthier like Asian coffee. The palate is a little thinner than I expected, but not too bad. The sharpness I expect from espresso is more detected after a sip. It grinds my gears when coffee stouts or porters are too weak or unnatural. This one gets the right idea. Even though tasty coffee is the main attraction, there is still detectable malt quality which reminds me that its beer. This is a really solid offering from Palmetto. Big props. Wish I could buy 6 packs of this back home in the winter.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a lot of coffee flavor. Thick but with no head. The nose had a bit of hops but mostly dominated by coffee, leather and malt notes. It had a decent mouthfeel, not too smooth, and finished quickly. If you like coffee -- really like coffee- then check it out. If youíre not a coffee fan, stay away.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my backyard fridge. Maybe Cavie. Probably my tuba compadre (drowland). Sample's 100th, finally. Dark pour with a small brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, an maybe some dirt. Taste is a little dirt, coffee, and some unfortunate burn. Taste doesn't match the aroma, but an alright finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with orange edges and a small khaki head. The aroma is strong espresso with a nice, deep roastiness, hints of molasses and beef, and a little bit of an earthy tone. The flavor is delicious fresh espresso. Iím impressed with how well the coffee element in this is done; strong, but clean. There are also notes of molasses and caramel in the background, behind some smoky char, leather, and earth. There are faint hops in the finish. Pretty good stuff.
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.