Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to Ian for this share.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to a film.
Nose is roast malt, sweet sugars, vanilla, chocolate, coffee notes.
Taste comprises bitter roast, cocoa, espresso, light booze, dark malt, touch of spice.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation , dry roasty finish.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Moderate to heavy toasted dark bread and mild coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with notes of vanilla, charcoal and alcohol giving it an overall scotch aroma. Head is small, frothy/creamy, light beige, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, watery with a lively carbonation, a moderately alcoholic and lightly dry finish. A pretty good beer, but as a Strong Porter it seemed a little bland to me.
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can on the train to Wolverhampton. Dark brown with lasting dark beige head. Coffee I do like coffee in a beer.
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good combination. Very tasty and would recommend. Coffee taste dominated, then chocolate, and a good abv too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Nate. Pours dark brown/black with tan, frothy head, about 1 finger, lingering. Nose is lots of coffee, some mild sweet notes, brown sugar. Brown sugar and roasted barley dominate, with some coffee and mild astringency. odd, coffee oil after mixes with the astringency. Slight notes of hop brightness come forward at the end with a moderate bitter. not bad.
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is almost nothing appearance is dark with khaki taste is coffee but can notice the alcohol. Overall ok
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - skinny little 12 oz can. Dark, dark brown leading to black with a thick khaki colored head that clings to the side of the glass. Aroma has hints of coffee, licorice, and creosote. Flavor is bold and strong with a strong alcohol bite. Hints of licorice, baked brown bread, unsweetened baker’s chocolate and a bit of booziness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice slickness to it that makes this very drinkable. Wondering why Sixpoint does not put the style of beer on the can.....
adeishaqra (40) - - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beans! Beans everywhere! It’s very much in the palate. It comes as a surprise cause there’s not much in the nose. Great beer though. Roasted characters. Swap this one with your morning coffee....or don’t
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee, and a little metallic funk in the aroma. Rich, sweet flavor with vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Coffee bitterness, alcohol, and a little grassy hops in the finish. Very good.
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a dense, three centimetre tall brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, alcohol, chocolate, a hint of coffee and a little bit of fruits. Full-bodied; Strong lactic flavours with a lot of cream, a dense chocolate and sweet flavour and a pungent earthy malt note. Aftertaste shows some sweet notes, a lot of alcohol flavours and a robust, slightly bitter finish. Overall, a nice deep and pungent beer with a nice subtle sweetness and a lot of malt depth and bitterness. I sampled this slim twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 02-April-2013 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington on 28-June-2013.