redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great one... wish it was year-round and more widely available in bottles (for aging). Great roasted coffee malt nose and flavor. Dry, malty, and dark... three of my favorite beer adjectives.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 10/12/07 tap. Burning coffee bean aroma. Black color with nice lacing. Not too heavy or too watery, Perfectly smooth. It leaves this rich, yet very clean taste in the mouth. Flavor is developed but not too overdone as to where you can’t drink more than a couple sips. I highly recommend it!
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Flying Saucer Htown. Dark black pour with nice tan head. Roasted coffee, dark choclate nose. Taste is medium bodied with notes of roasted beans, chocolate, and a roasted finish. Nice lingering flavor. Better on tap than in bottle. Bottle rating 6/4/6/3/14=3.3
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Saucer in Houston. Pours a very dark, black color with a half-inch tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee. Taste is very much coffee w/ some chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a some carbonation. Good coffee aftertaste.
lb4lb (2574) - 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 (2044) - 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 (12150) - 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.