UDBeernut (1251) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minimal head with a tan foam ring. Nose of black coffee and heavy roast. Moderate astringency and strong booze in the mouth. Booze is upfront and warming and gives a nail polish like property. Meh
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can to sampler glass. Nice dark rich pour with pillowy head. Booze and coffee with a little malt on the nose. Nice coffee bitterness. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Texture resembles an oatmeal. Very nice.
pianotu (65) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wished for more aroma--a nice sipping beer with strong coffee flavor. It gives away more sweetness as warms up.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arkurzynski (1289) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Deep brown with lasting yellow-tan head. Nose is cola and smooth roasted malt with soft notes of espresso and cocoa nibs. Flavor is velvety roasted malt with nice pop of bitter cocoa powder, Bakers chocolate, and fresh roast coffee. Nice coating mouthfeel with gritty, half melted dark/unsweetened chocolate coating the tongue in the finish. Really enjoyable, layered bitterness.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 300th New York rating! 12 ounce can from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, coffee and a roasty, almost ashy note. The taste is intense coffee, bitter chocolate, roast. Pretty boozy. Medium bodied. Toned back a bit, this could be good, but as of now it’s a bit of a mess.
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of sherm1016 gift pack...thanks. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Coffee nose and roasted malt / coffee taste. Good to very good but not great...did like the chocolate edge.
tmongoose (928) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can shared. Poured medium brown color color. The aroma is cocoa beans and coffee plus your roaste small. The flavor is different I get the roasted malt and the cocoa and coffee hints plus there is a unique sweetness to it. I don’t get the Romano bean at all. This is medium bodied porter. Mild alcohol burn and some bitterness on the back end.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark maroon color, large beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of Starbucks! Taste of Starbucks! Pretty straightforward.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, and chocolate.
Body is medium, with a long finish. Very nice.
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours brown with a persistent cream head with thick lacing. Vanilla and astringent cherry nose. No real coffee on the nose,no roast. Taste is very bitter but smooth chocolate. Long tasting bitter palate. Bit of booze on the end at the same time that the coffee starts to shine through, but they clash. Pretty disappointing.