Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy pale brown head. The aroma holds clear notes of wet ground coffee, dark chocolate, dark caramel, brown sugar, wet tobacco and dark fruits. Undertones of hazelnut/nutshell, vanilla yoghurt, Christmas spices, dark grainy bread, salt liquorice, black/blue berry jam, gravel, green bell pepper/green fresh vegetables and earthy hops. The flavor is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark caramel, nuts, earth, tobacco, brown sugar, milk, grassy/earthy hops and hints of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is soft, light tart and tiny oily with a light carbonation. Caramel, chocolate, earthy coffee, tobacco and a touch of light bitter hops on the finish. Near medium bodied.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Deep maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Taste is similar. Plain.
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy coffee and hops, dark fruity esters, roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, roast sourness and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Deep, clear, super deep red pour with a mild beige head. Soapy retention. Nose is super green, vegetal, spicy chili pepper, sweet toffee, Marmite/Vegemite. Taste is watery, tangy, big lemon tea, mild spicy pepper. Mouthfeel is powdery and thin. Tangy, savory tea character. Odd.
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ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours nice with a full head, and very dark brown. Coffee in the nose for sure when taking a drink. This to me is a very good fusion of a porter and coffee. Like a previous rating, this seems to be exactly what they were going for. A nice change up from a run of the mill porter.
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goddamn this ish was great! I love me a good coffee porter, and while this wasn’t totally blowing my mind away or anything, it sit pleasantly in that "we just made a really good beer that fits the style we went for" catagory. Roasty malts and burnt coffee on the nose. Nice black pour, tanned frothy head. Smooth flavor, but definitely hitting you with nice bitter coffee tannins, while mixing burnt chocolate hints in there as well. Mochay you could say. Pleasant lingering finish of all flavors combined. Yum!
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft pour. Black color with a light head. Strong coffee in the aroma and also in the flavor. Espresso. Light chocolate.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really like this brew. Tones of coffee flavor that punches you right in the tongue. I really like the consistency and the fine toasted flavor.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque hue, decent head formation. Big smokey aroma, strong "black" coffee, with some fruit vinous tones too. Dark roasted black coffee dominates the flavor too with just a touch of vanilla creaminess. Good robust flavor with the mild body and drinkability of a porter.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chocolate, raw leather, burnt toast aromas, with coffee and bitter roasted malts flavors, some hop character. A little flat.