beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This porter pours a medium to dark brown color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, touch of smoke and some maple. A medium bodied porter. The malts are chocolate, coffee, and some smoky malts. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. The smokiness is nice and in the background for the entire taste. Touch of maple. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010, dark dark pour. roasted malts, solid dose of early morning coffee, oatmeal. good mouthfeel & tons of flavor, what more could you ask for???
Sledutah (5215) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ocean Beach Pizza Port
Appearance: Dark brown with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, smokey and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, grainy, cocoa and coffee
Very nice, my favorite of the night.
GT2 (8827) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PP/OB. Poured a muddy brown with no head. Aroma is quite amazing: super fresh coffee, mocha, caramel, coffee cake, light citrus. Taste is baker’s chocolate, sharp coffee, sweet caramel up front moving to coffee bitter. Ends up being fairly unilateral coffee. Body seems a bit thin somehow.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF! The name definitely pulled me in but all I found was a pretty typical, but tasty, java stout. Thick creamy dark mahogany pour with a tight fluffy tan foam. Flavor shows tons of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Pretty solid but not as exciting as the title!
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the best porter I have had. Pitch black with a small tan head, the aroma was coffee and sweet malts. The flavor was just as good with some vanilla along with the coffee. Incredibly smooth and tasty.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown pour with a tight tan head. The little bit hazy (separate from the darkness). The nose is awesome. Rich and chewy with a lot of roasted malt and very intense coffee character. A touch of light citrus and some heavy toasted/roasted character. Amazingly the citrus comes across more like that in African-grown coffee rather than the typical hop contribution. A touch of earthiness with a very aromatic contribution in terms of the coffee. No grassiness or vegetal character at all. A touch of soft chocolate milk character on the back of the palate. Damn good stuff.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint on tap@Port O.B.: Dark, dark brown with a wisp of tan foam.Rich dark roast coffee aroma. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate with dark roast coffee followed by a lingering black coffee bakers chocolate bitter finish. Full body is smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose was heavy with coffee, hints of roast and acrid grain. Taste was very smooth, lots of coffee, more roast than I would expect in a porter, hints of cocoa, burnt sugar, and feint hint of cinnamon. Very impressive beer.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OB pizza port. Mostly clear deep cocoa brown with a small beige ring. Big coffee nose with a good amount of roasted malts.