bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of coffee and malt, plenty of coffee taste along with roasted malts, fairly thin mouthfeel.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Nice nose of fresh coffee and some faint notes of cocoa. Flavor was again mostly coffee with some additional espresso and a bittersweet chocolate finish. A pretty tasty coffee porter, no off flavors.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours extremely dark ruby, tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of caramel, chocolate bread and some coffee. Decent sweet roasted nut flavor with a
creamy mocha underneath. Dry coffee finish. Little bit of undesirable coffee bitterness.
BarrysHomebrew (11) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I hope this makes a comeback! So few porters are being made theses days.
This was nice and roasty without being astringent. Coffee nose and subtle flavour. Hops were balanced as not to distract from the joe. Contains caffeine, so don’t drink too many at night.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Misconduct Tavern. Deep brown beer with a very creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with coffee and a light minerally maltiness on the back. Nice earthy component with lots of fresh brewed coffee aroma. There is a bit of light cocoa and roast on the back of the beer as well. The beer is lightly swet with a nice soft coffeeish flavour. It’s missing a bit of mid-palate complexity, but it’s still pretty tasty.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in the USA........ On tap at Capones !! Pours black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and mild hops. Taste has a nice roasted coffee flavor . The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but still very enjoyable to drink.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lusterous black body with a thin off-white head. Aroma was of chocolate, a lot of coffee, lactose, caramel, sweet malt, and even some piney hops at the end. Flavor however was somewhat less complex. It tasted of coffee beans, some dark chocolate, slightly licorice, and piney hops at the end. However a nutty wood and coffee feel lingered on the tongue afterwards. Palate felt as though the piney hops were bristling along the top of my tongue or perhaps it was just overcarbonated. However it was kind of thin for such a dark beer and not very complex either. Rather like a cold carbonated coffee that was slightly hoppy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at capones. Pours a black body with a tan head. Lightly sweet but mostly dry roasty and cloying. Lightly medicinal with some cherry and sour milk. eh.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted aroma with definite notes of coffee. Huge roasted coffee flavor, with a lingering roasted malt and hoppy finish. A bit one sided, but good nonetheless.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with ruby edges and a finger of off-white head. Nose is dark malt, chocolate, mild coffee, and mild hops. Definite dominant coffee in the flavor, with chocolate, malt, mild hops, and a nice creaminess. If you hate strong coffee beers, stay away, but if you like them, this is a very fine example of this emerging style.