JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a few pints of ’Joe’ while watching Temple football in their first bowl appearance in 30 years. Medium bodied porter with cocoa, coffee and underlying hop bitterness. Made for an enjoyable porter to drown sorrows of a bad second half and ultimate loss by Temple to UCLA.
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep deep brown with a small white head... Big roast coffee aroma, a bit one dimensional... creamy body, roast coffee flavor still one dimensional, but they pull that dimension off pretty well... medium bodied, dry finish.. decent...
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the first beer I tried that has my name on it.
Bottle poured into a big beer snifter produced a finger worth of coco head that trailed off to a thin lace. The body was a deep black in color.
There was a good coffee aroma in the brew. I did however pick up a note of vinegar toward the end. The flavor was a great espresso filled brew big roasted bitters filling out this brew in the end. It had a medium to full feel in my mouth with light carbonation.
I don’t think this brew could be sessioned it was just to rich in the coffee flavor. I did like it though and would like to try another to check out the nose.
Serving type: bottle
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Big, big, big aroma of coffee (grounds). Dark brown/pitch pour with an acidic light tan head. Watery thin body, very dry and coffee-inflected. Lightly metallic taste, very weak porter. Lightly sour and a touch of staleness. Base coffee needs improvement before I’ll jump onboard.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. Consumed from bottle. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee. Mouthfeel was pretty thin and pretty one dimensional. Flavors of fresh roasted coffee,some mild chocolate with a dry finish.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soy black with 1 cm of lasting light brown head and strong lacing. Aroma is good middle of the road coffee, with slight sweetness. Taste is mild coffee with a slight astringency. Medium carbonation. $2/12
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark tan head. The aroma was dry, bitter and roasty coffee. The flavor was dry, roasty, toasty and bitter with fairly strong coffee and a touch of cream. The finish was medium length dry and bitter. A bit thin in body but smooth. Solid.
beerdude1973 (1) - USA - DEC 4, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding quality Porter with some very nice and distinct (which was expected) coffee flavors. Good looking pint of beer which will be a perfect comanion for those cool winter nights.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee bean body topped with a small cream head. Deep roast barley fills the nose. Easy roast barley flavor with coffee ground finish. Smooth and simple. Slight burnt black patent character.
bp (784) - 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.