lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was just what I wanted it to be.
Had on tap at the draught house.
Pours a rich opaque black with a small tan head. Smell is beautiful. Perfectly roasted malt, mild but well roasted coffee beans, bittersweet to dark chocolately goodness. Smooth in the mouth, and carbonated nicely to cut into the slightly thick mouthfeel and a deliciously roasted coffee/ chocolate/ caramel bittersweet rich flavor about it. A touch on the sweeter side of porters which I like, but not cloying at all.
Bottle this stuff already, so I can share the love!
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark dark brown into the glass with minimal head. Aroma is rich and full of chocolaty coffee notes. I was surprised at how minimal the coffee flavor is in the taste. Didn’t seem too much different from any other porter in the coffee taste. That being said, I loved it.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan head. Aroma is espresso, chocolate, caramel, and light smoke. Taste is pretty cold coffee oriented, with milk chocolate, nice hop content in the background. Good Porter for sure.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Opal Divines. Deep brown, almost black. Smells like coffee, tastes like black coffee, with a side of dark chocolate. Lighter than the appearance suggests; pretty thin. Not bad--I drank one and that was enough.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught, Flying Saucer - Addison) Pours a black body with a small khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and light roastiness. Flavor of chocolate, hops, and roasted malt with light bitterness in the finish.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great coffee flavour. Attack is present, but weaker than I would like. Some subtle roasty chocolate notes. Sloppy in the mouth. Another local i am proud of.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man Houston. Dark brown pour. Smells of coffee. Light body, watery mouthfeel. Light coffee flavor, not very distinguished. Somewhat bland beer.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the Fort Worth Gingerman. Coal black pour with a scant tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nose is – surprise – Coffee, and a lot of it. Also a bit of dank musty earthiness under the coffee. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Flavor is dominated by coffee, but does have some chocolate. Nice coffee bitterness in the finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Opal’s - Deep brownish crimson, thin creamy tan head. Mellow nose of roasted coffee and toast, with faint undertones of currants. Similar flavors throughout with a light tangy hop bite in the end. Light bodied and thin, fizzy carbonation, soft roasty finish. Drinkable, but nothing earth shattering...
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color. Rich malty aroma. Taste of chocholate, malt and hops. Finishes with a hint of coffee but not to much.