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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark amber-brown color, good creamy brownish head. Light milk chocolaty aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish flavor. Chocolate, caramalt, cocoa, light ashy toastyness. Quite easy drinking for this ABV. Certainly more a porter than a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz can. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head that has great retention. The aroma is rich with mocha, coffee and vanilla. The taste, like the nose, is loaded with mocha, vanilla, coffee, saccharine and biter walnuts. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering bitter coffee grounds. Overall: Decent coffee brew but a touch to sweet for me. Note--I found this can of beer in the bottom of an old trade box as I was reusing packing peanuts. This was a very pleasant surprise, but I have no idea who sent it to me, sorry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3239) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Very dark brown body, just shy of opaque. Thin tan head. The aroma is roast malts and cocoa powder. Rich and roasty flavor. Stops right before a burnt flavor. Minimal sweetness to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2144) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Very dark brown. Tan head. Aroma of strong molasses, with coffee and toffee. Medium bodied, a little dry, some booze tingle. Lots of coffee flavor; moderate bitterness, a little sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Can from Beer Table Pantry. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Nice roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1254) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not a bad coffee ale but not your standard porter or imperial for that matter. Mild coffee aroma. Coffee with cream color with an off-white head. Decent palate with some smoothness and average carbonation. The flavor was mainly coffee with some chocolate and roasted grains to follow . Not much there on the hops front. Drinkable as an after-dinner beer and the alcohol was hidden well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Poured a dark brown from the can with aromas of roast, dryness, and earth. Flavors are roast, light dry coffee, and some earth. Decent porter overall doesn’t taste like a 10% abv beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (572) - - NOV 2, 2013
From a bottle. Quite nice, and drinkable for a big beer. Nice subtle coffee flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5079) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Can: Poured a dark clear brown color beer with a generous light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sublime coffee notes with well-balanced caramelized malt notes. Taste is also dominated by great coffee beans notes with almost no astringency or overly dry notes. Malt backbone is solid with good caramelized notes and no overly dry roasted malt notes with light residual sugar notes. Body is lighter then I was expecting for a 10% ABV beer with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I find it hard to distinguish the porter and thought this was more akin to a strong brown ale with loads of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours dark with a red hue and a very fine head. A aroma has roasted malt notes, slight alcohol, and mild coffee. In the flavor I noticed an herbal texture, coffee notes, nice malt taste, slight bitterness, light chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness. Overall a drinkable and flavorful beverage.


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