erickok (4099) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied, small light Biscuity, oats, simple classic American hops but mostly a really typical Dutch trekdrop (licorice) aroma. Salty almost. Any way, smooth malty base, certainly full enough for the abv. Nice brew. (On tap at The Liberty Tavern Austin)
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance - black no head
Aroma - slight coffee. Not as much as you would think being labeled a coffee beer
Mouth - medium silky. Surprisingly silky.
Taste - very plain. Not much there. Just straight up traditional porter.
Overall - solid but not special.
harrymel (1543) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 01FEB12
A: pours brownish black with under a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a central cap and rim. Dark. No lace.
S: smells like coffee (not as strongly as I would have thought), and like a dry porter. Some toasted malts, some soil, a little nuttiness.
T: The coffee takes second seat on this beer. The porter is very nutty, almost a burnt cashew tone with some vegetal tones. the coffee comes back around, but in a sweet sense. Finish is a little gauzy. Has a nice creamy taste to it as well.
M: Medium bodied with lower carb. Gives it a full bodied feel without feeling heavy or burdensome. Semi dry finish.
O: Pretty good, as a coffee porter, I would suggest, but as a porter, I would offer as a decent example.
Serving type: bottle
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head. The aroma is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of malt. Flavor is coffee and caramel, equal parts bitter and sweet. The palate is a little thin for a porter, but it’s what you’d expect from a Texas beer. Overall, not too shabby.
vtafro (4427) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with some tan. Light roasted and coffee flavors. Aroma is light coffee and roasted malt notes.
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into my Big Hops sniffer. Dark ruby color with no head or lacing at all. Had an aroma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. No hop smell or anything else. Medium body with a rich, creamy texture. Great coffee taste which would make a great dessert beer.
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gruberm (329) - - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and Carmel notes. Wish there was more creaminess to the porter as it's finishes slightly harsh.
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gkeh (297) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of caramel and chocolate malts. Black pour with a thin tan head. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Great Porter.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee flavor start to finish. Drank ice cold and caught a nice toasty caramel flavor on the back end. Wonderful in small doses.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz at my place by myself while playing video games on a Friday night. Pours black with creamy milk chocolate head. aroma is thin, coffee, toasty, caramel. Taste is very nice roasted malt and big coffee. Its too cold to get much else; and I’m not waiting for it to warm up. The night is young.