Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Can. Dark brown pour with a thick tan froth. Love the aromatics on this beer. Huge well rounded roasty coffee nose without any harshness. Flavor is similar to cold brewed coffee with a light roasted character and minimal bitterness. Some cocoa notes in the background as well. Only real knock on this beer is that the body is too thin and watery for the big coffee punch. Still an enjoyable beer that I’m glad I got to try.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a clear brown with garnet tones and a thin beige head. Roast, coffee on the nose. Chocolate, coffee, roast. Very nice mouthfeel, velvety smooth. Sweet cocoa, roast.
ozarkspops (311) - - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour. Completely opaque. Thick khaki head with good lacing. Very chocolaty aroma. Plenty of roastiness. Noticeable alcohol aroma. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Very roasty oaky beginning. Very chocolaty middle and finishes with coffee. Can tell its cold brewed coffee. No bitterness. Mild booziness throughout.
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niday2288 (115) - - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a nice frothy tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, malt and roasted goodness. Taste is bitter at first from the hops but mostly black coffee. Hint of sweetness with bitter dark chocolate as well. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with nice carbonation. Certainly a lighter porter and not nearly as viscous as a stout. Nice drinkable beer with no real alcohol burn from the 10% abv.
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ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has roasty coffee and hints of dark fruit...slightly boozy and a faint hint of magic marker. Flavor follows suit...i like the coffee but the dark fruit doesnt seem to work with it. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/burnt and warming.
Marheb (1747) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L’arôme est dominé par un caramel torréfié et un côté pimenté. En bouche c’est pas aussi onctueux que certains de ses semblable mais le corps est quand même confortable. Bel équilibre, alccol bien enfoui, belle buvabilité.
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a hazy, deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose of malt, toast, vanilla beans, cola, a little dust. Flavor is very sweet, loads of caramel, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, malt, cola, chestnut honey. Finishes a little dusty. I think this needs to be ultra-fresh to be any good.
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tall can. Smells like strong dark roasted coffee. Tastes like coffee, espresso. Opaque dark brown with light frothy head. Medium body and carbonation. Very bitter.
BeerandBlues2 (9077) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, coffee notes, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and dark fruity esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours hazy, dark brown with average, creamy beige head; short spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted and caramel malts, earthy and spicy hops, figs, dates, and light chocolate. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting espresso, dark fruit esters, woody notes, earthy hops, and light ash; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.