mikedR (873) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is nice ... *really* nice. Smooth. First impression is sweet. Upon more contemplation I am getting chocolate and coffee notes as well. Cannot believe the ABV is so high for a porter -- incredibly well hidden. Did I mention itâ€™s smooth? Would love to see a stout version. As an aside, still not clear on the difference between a Baltic porter and that which does not harken in spirit from the Baltic region. Cest la vie.
jbruner (1884) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an almost opaque brownish black from the can with fluffy cream head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, coffee, soy, and more coffee, with a lingering coffee bitterness. Solid, no hint of the booze.
DialSquare (2214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from ABC on Betton. Deep dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is pleasant roasty, dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes are cocoa, coffee, vanilla, nutty, caramel. Thin, slick and lively. Little medicinal alcohol comes through late. Nice enough sipper.
Cybercat (2915) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the can a rich, warm coffee brown with a fairly thick, if not overly persistent, tan head. Strong aroma has a core of roast malt and firm notes of quality coffee and semi-sweet chocolate plus a hint of molasses. Sublimely smoky flavor delights with notes of coffee and chocolate, plus a hint of molasses and a snip of hops. Smooth texture has a good amount of fizz, and though not as thick as a stout, is good for a porter. "Bean" nice drinking ya!
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a dark ruby black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from akurzinski - thanks, Adam! Sweet sludgy black pour with a crisp, thin beige head. Nose of very rich dark chocolate, coffee grounds almost as a complement rather than the lead voice. Thick creamy body, perhaps not quite dry enough and so it comes across as all milkshake. Flavors are pretty nice though, with burnt sugar, molasses, and hints of fruitiness from the bean, all adding to the overall richness of the base impy porter. Pretty good stuff.
zvikar (2595) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours brown to red clear with a nice head, aroma of coffee, coffee and coffee, roasted with vanilla, wood and soil, flavor of coffee, coffee liquor, irish cream and vanilla, some fruit, medium bodied, nice, I like coffee beers
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Grower and gill. Pours black with a thin khaki head that dissipates quickly but leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Slight coffee notes on the nose. Bits of roasted flavor on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
jredmond (4883) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Draft at Pony Bar with Linh. Pours a deep, deep hazy brown with thick, light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and mild coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of sweet chocolate, sweet malts, light fruit and mild sweet coffee roast.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can: pours a transparent dark mahogany with a frothy lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with lots of roasted coffee notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet biscuity dark malts with good coffee flavor before a drier bittersweet finish with some lingering roasty bitterness. Has good balance and complexity.