LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a small tan frothy cap.
Aroma: Medium roasted coffee beans.
Taste: Spent coffee grinds/old coffee, minerals, roasted malt and spicy Euro hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.
Overall: Would be so much better if the spent coffee flavor was out of the equation.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a jet black color, with a slight than head that fades quickly. The nose brings one of the most distinct coffee grounds characters I’ve experienced in a beer of this style. Quite appetising to a coffee lover. The palate replicates a similar flavor, before fading into a more mild note of chocolate. The finish is fairly dry, but leaves lingering notes of coffee. Overall, very good.
italianjohn (2342) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour ruby hue ... off white head .... aroma of roasted sweets malts and coffee .... taste of roasted malts, coffee and a little bit of chocolate malts .... darker little oily mouthfeel a decent porter and drinkable .... a little like an iced coffee
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron. Pours a mostly solid black with deep brown edges and a large foamy beige head. Aroma starts off with strong roasted coffee beans, cola and earth. The body is full with an overdose of bubbly carbonation. The flavor is strong on earth and dirty coffee followed by some bitter green vegetables flavor. A good coffee Porter for the money but there are better ones out there but it will cost you.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black with little to no head. Aroma of roasted coffee with a malty flavor and a hint of bitterness at the end. Pretty good porter but a little thin and not as hoppy as I would like.
boto (1863) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a fairly dark brown color. There was a small tan head on it that doesn’t linger or leave any lacing. Coffee aroma upfront, with lighter chocolate and roasty notes. Coffee upfront to the taste, but not overpowering. Roasted malts and some chocolate also. Medium to lighter body. A touch of dryness. This is a pretty decent brew!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from MrChopin - thanks, Kevin! Nice pour, lively dark brown with fairly heavy carbonation and a nice foamy top. Aroma is initially nice deep roasted coffee and grain, but dissipates a bit quickly. Body could be more substantial. And the flavor was a bit disappointing as well, with a quick jolt of dark malts and coffee followed by a rapid degeneration and a watery finish.
MrBunn (2460) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with little head and mild aromas of toasty darkness. Flavor is chocolatey and sweet dark fruit. Finish is pretty sweet with just a touch of dark bitter chocolate. Oddly, it doesn’t seem to have much of a coffee edge to it.
NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Nice coffee note, medium body, smooth creamy finish.
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Flavor is largely coffee with balanced support of roasted malts, chocolate with just a touch of carbonation.