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 (1702) - 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 (305) - 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.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, nuts, lactose, and some burnt grain.
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had as Paradise Moon .. . brown .. low foam, some spots if lacing .. . very low on the aroma scale .. some light coffee and a touch of vanilla, bark also .. . a rather weak coffee beer but feels sessionable if nothing else . . .. Alright, I’m going out. If you light the place on fire the number’s 911, thank you.
bnoel09 (422) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Color is dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee, and chocolate with some light roastiness - smells like a mocha. Flavor is pretty run of the mill porter with roasted malts, and coffee notes. There is a nice roasted / bittersweet finish from the coffee. Mouthfeel is thin. This is a decent porter, but I would expect bigger, bolder flavors from a coffee porter. Not bad by any means, just not outstanding.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium a medium tan head. Aroma has nice light coffee notes...some mildly sweet/roasty malt. Flavor has good coffee and some roasty/burnt notes...bit one dimensional but not bad. Mouthfeel is just a bit thin but lively and the finish is roasty and hints @ coffee.
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bomber. Aroma is pure coffee. Nothing special, maybe Folgers? Flavor is similar. Thin head no lacing. Palate is smooth, low carbonarion. Overall this is good, but I would enjoy more complexity, and maybe better coffee flavor.
StefanSD (2117) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is strong with coffee, mocha and coffee grounds. The flavor is rather pleasant coffee, grounds, some acidic/sour dark fruits and a touch or mocha. The body is light and slick with prickly carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering biter coffee grounds. Overall: My initial reaction to this was quite positive, but as I worked my way through the bomber I liked this less and less.