FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black-brown, opaque appearance, with a small but very dark brown head. Absolutely beautiful. Aroma of prunes and blackstrap molasses. The flavor is rich and roasty with blackstrap molasses. What a fine porter indeed!
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, good old Koff’s Porter, one of my all time favorites. Time to rate it:
Bottled. Opaque black, with big, brown foamy head, nice lacing.
Sweet, strongly roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, some appropriate hops in the background, and a whiff of alcohol.
Flavor likewise of sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate, caramel, some hop bitter and nicely warming alcohol. Bitterish and warm alcoholic aftertaste. Very smooth, medium full body.
Melker (228) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dark brown color, brown head medium size. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Small sweetness, medium bitterness.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total black, half-inch brown head that fades to big-bubble scum and lasts considerably. Aroma a bit subdued, dark chocolate, roastiness, earthy hops. Excellent taste: dark chocolate and roasted malt interplay, caramelization, coffee in the middle palate and coffee-bitter finish. Very slightly sweet upfront. Rasping on the tongue, aftertaste has a slight lactose-like sweetness. Moderate to high carbonation, sits well on the tongue, not watery but not thick.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 Gets a 2 in flavor for being godawful bitter. Keep away. Definitely can taste chocolate and possibly licorice.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into an almost black color, with a strong ring around the glass. Smellled of sweet and nutty caramel with chocolate mocha undertones, and another smell that I usually notice in scocth ales but I can’t put my finger on it. The taste was big with a dry malty flavor being most pronounced mixed in with a slightly spicy or bitter hoppiness and a bit of smoke.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. what a nice thick head... pours smooth goes down smooth.. sweet aroma... with rich coffee espresso liquor flavor that turns slightly bitter at the end
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 2000. Poured black with ruby highlights at the edges. Low in carbonation had to high pour to get a head. Aromas are fantastic, a deep rich coffee sweeteded with molasses, vanilla, and maple syrup. Some port character shine through with some fruit and winey notes. Flavor is enjoyable but disappointing after the aroma. A large amount of residual sweetness, though is somehow thin and slightly watery.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice porter -- strong, roasted coffee aroma and taste, very black, good balance of bitter and sweet.