spjensen (89) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has an interesting aroma and taste to it. It’s sweet, unlike other beers and this style. And has an almost sour, fruity aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (3628) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"never had Moonstone, the base beer, but i LOVE me some Kona Coffee and like Pipeline from Kona, this beer puts the coffee to good use. nice balance in the flavor and aroma between roasted malt, bitterness, and a touch of sweet and spicy from the coffee. served at 50 degrees, especially enjoyable closer to 60. At $4 less than the Ras Lambic, it’s a better beer."
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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
chinchill (1898) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
A: a very durable creamy tan head leaves some sticky lacing. Clear but nearly opaque dark brown.
Aroma: mix of medium- and dark-malts with light-roasted coffee.
Flavor: Mix of medium- and dark-malts with light-roasted coffee. Excellent balance between the coffee an the malts. Faint hop presence.
Feel: near medium body with medium soft carbonation.
O: well-crafted coffee porter.
obscurename (9) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not one for coffee beers, but appreciate the category. Deep mahogany in color with intense coffee and chocolate malt notes. Body a bit watery, but great coffee finish and aromas.
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great coffee aroma and flavor. Thin mouth feel but delicious all the same. Head retention was okay. Rep at Wholefoods gave great information and I even bought two bottles to share. They were well received by some out of town guests who returned to Wholefoods to get a couple bottle for themselves.
Nico_Bruesome (7) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Definitely got the smell of coffee and chocolate right off the bat. It poured a thick head which dissipated quickly. The body was light and water, for a coffee beer I expected a thicker body
with more taste. Decent but I wouldn’t try it again.
patrick767 (3573) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewpub, fall 2013 - Pours dark brown with a small, lingering, light tan head. It smells of roast coffee and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with more chocolate and coffee and a medium to full body. Quite good.
yackery (156) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is small, dissolving, brown sandy head with fast brown lacing over a mahogany barely translucent body. Aroma is coffee and chocolate coca cola. Taste is mildly sweet. Palate is soft with some cream. Finish is coffee/dark chocolate bitter. Classy.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Dark brown pour with a medium thin beige head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of coffee and butterscotch. Light to medium body with flavors of roast malt, caramel and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a malt and mild coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
Barreras (988) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brown color with a chocolate coffee aroma. Taste is a bit sweet for such a dark colored beer. A slight dirty water taste with a metallic aftertaste. A bit watery and light for a porter.