nimbleprop (3005) - 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 (366) - 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 (7421) - 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 (1923) - 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.
jimmie65 (305) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is coffee and both milk and dark chocolate, with bitter coffee predominating. Very smooth and drinkable. my favorite coffee porter to date.
tylermgaddis (16) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fluffy, consistent cream colored head. Color is a clear, ruby dark brown. Foam recedes after a couple of minutes. Smells faintly of coffee and roasted malt, Tastes much more robust than I was expecting after the lighter-than-expected color. Smooth, up front coffee and chocolate, slight vanilla, roasty, slightly smoky; boozy but expectedly so. Taste stays on the back of my tongue for several minutes. NOM
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark color, big fluffy of white head. Is slight, not too powerful, just like a fresh cup of coffee. Flavor is surprisingly better calm a very rough, almost like the coffee is an old cup of McDonald’s. The power it is also very minimally and slightly burnt. Not too big of a fan.
brigg (461) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Can) Dark brown opaque body with a big, rocky tan head, thick lace on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, smooth dark roast. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Strong chocolate and alcohol, sweet, bitter roast and some caramel.
Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a huge booming porter. Doesn’t sit too heavy on the tongue like a stout or cloying sweetness (although I do enjoy those things). A beautiful beer to behold and excellent to drink. Very boozy for 10%, so strong. Flavor profile improves with sittting at room temperature. Complex coffee malts with bitter chocolate make this a winner.
Phillies08Champs (552) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Capone’s. Pours very dark brown with some head that fades. nose is sweet with brown malt, notes of caramel and toasted marshmellow. First sip is similar but more roasted flavors and smooth coffee flavors. nice mouth feel, finish is a nice coffee bitterness.