thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Black with a tight little frothy head
S- Coffee, and some dark roasted malt
T LIke a fresh espresso served cold. A bit bitter from the hops but very pleasant and to me mimics the bitterness of a cup of coffee. Clean aftertaste and very nice.
MD - Smooth and creamy and went down really nice. I would definetly have another
This is a straight forward delicious coffee porter, exactly as you might expect, simple and really well done
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fogbuster Coffee House Ale. Paid $5.99 at the local Co-Op. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
A - Appearance is like many other coffee stouts. Pours a dark brown but fairly solid black in the glass. 1 Finger of coffee colored head with a lot of tiny bubbles.
S - Roasted malts, gigantic black coffee almost expresso scent and hints of vanilla and raisins.
T - Hmm. Yeah, solid coffee taste but not excellent. Very weak and incredibly nasty day old coffee taste on the finish. Not any other noticeable tastes in this beer except for black old coffee
M - 90% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body, lingering espresso beans taste. Maybe a bit of chocolate?
O - Not all that great. I’ve had far better coffee stouts from locals like Long Trail or Terrapin and of course, Founder’s. Coffee is just a bit too old tasting with very few other noticeable flavors.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a very good nose with a strong coffee aroma. That’s where it finishes. a full body with a richness but no real flavor. a bit syrupy and and more coffee and chocolate in the finish.
MacBoost (1691) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Shared by someone at a tasting at Monty’s Krown yesterday. Pours a jet black with a 1 finger tan head. Roasty aroma, with notes of chocolate. Tastes roasty, chocolate, a bit astringent. Decent overall.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate big thick beige head that dissipates quick leaving a small head with lots of lace Coffee comes through big with some chocolate in the background light on the palate somewhat dry pleasant finish
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brie and I got 4 of these 22s on our way out the door from their Friday night party. $7 gets you 2 hours of all you can drink beer, live music, and 2 bombers (or a 4 pack of 12oz bottles) on the way out! The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The flavors are bitter dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, and a hint of sweet dark malt to balance it out a bit. As it warms up the 8.5% shows up, but the spicy alcohol is great with the strong coffee flavors. This is so good that I almost can not believe that Paper City brewed it!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A highly roasted stout with black coffee notes. Just ok
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 months after purchase
The look: Gusher. Black body topped by a medium beige head that quickly dissipates to a persistent small layer of foam. Good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is heavily roasted and also has mild coffee notes. Taste is dominated by highly roasted malts (read: burnt malts), chalk, an old cup of black coffee, liquorice, caramel. A bit of fruitiness would have been nice to add complexity but it didn’t happen. Something “mineral” about the beer, certainly a water issue. All in all this is a decent beer, but as a coffee stout this is just average. Making a beer like this requires all the creativity needed to be a male hairdresser in an Indian barbershop.
Fred82 (2130) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from I don’t remember where or who.
Appearance : Deep black with big foamy and creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with light coffee. Nose a bit muted.
Taste : Lots of coffee with ligh fruits and hops. Piny hops. Light dark chocolate.
Overall : Great look, nice creamy head with lots of lacing. Really nice coffee flavors. Nose could be a bit more expressive.
thornecb (5283) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head quickly recedes to hug rim. Espresso and chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate, espresso, tobacco and toasted nuts. Lasting chocolate finish.
mcberko (11989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pour black with a substantial beige / tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, and bready malts. Flavour is quite roasty, but also a bit metallic - coffee and roasted malts in the beginning, finishing roasty and metallic. A bit thin and water, and too much of that metallic note. Still decent