GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, 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 (1143) - 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 (1880) - 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 (1086) - 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 (12314) - 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 (6923) - .....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 (488) - 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.