NikkTwist (1839) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milk Boy. Black pour. Strong foamy off-white head. Tastes like watered espresso. Hints of chocolate and dark fruit but coffee dominates. Slim aroma. Medium-bodied Porter. Good stuff but lacking gravity.
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with creamy tan head roasty chocolately nose. Thin body with decent carbonation. Dry finish. Bit of a weird aftertaste.
jkwood04 (4355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Smooth to average texture. A good beer.
PhillyCraft (3632) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at barcade courtesy of Maryanna, pours blackish color with light white head, not much lacing. Aroma and flavor were roasted grain, espresso, wood, and cocoa. Medium bodied. Nothing amazing here but a nice porter made in America.
reggiedunlop (3378) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma has bitter chocolate and mild coffee. Flavor follows suit...steps up the coffee and adds a touch of burnt/bitter and faint dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bitter/tart coffee.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours black with tan head and lacing. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Pretty well balanced. Good porter.
mansquito (3861) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pacific Standard, Brooklyn tap ($7): Pours black with a brownish head. Aroma is espresso and roasted malts. Taste is like a warm cup of coffee that is actually a cold cup of coffee. Basically, there is a lot of coffee, but it is admirably well blended into the roasted malt character of the beer. There are also hints of chocolate. Basically, this is a pretty dank porter. Sixpoint does not disappoint.
TheEpeeist (3441) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the City Tap House. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is chocolate and molasses; a little earthy. Medium body with a tang. Taste is chocolate, grass, some citrus peel and tobacco with a coffee finish.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roast coffee. Pours black with light brown film. Taste is just heavy coffee. Not much else to it.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A highly roasted stout/porter with complete focus on roasted coffee beans
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose has a lot of roasted coffee beans and then some more. Taste is very roasted, so roasted that it is a bit harsh. Roasted coffee beans and then burnt coffee beans. Not much chocolate flavor and nothing fruity here. The roastiness might be a big over the top here and it makes it a bit too astringent. This is a coffee stout that is really just that, a coffee stout. Certainly far from complex, very straightforward, but still enjoyable because coffee focused beers are easy to enjoy. The roastiness and coffee in this beer stood out like two black guys in a NASCAR race stadium.