daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
JW77 hooks it up. Dark brown pour. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some molasses in the aroma. Flavor is much the same. A great coffee note makes this one a real treat.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JW77 for this one.
A: Pours dark black with a small tan head.
S: Simple aromas, coffee, chocolate, and a blast of roast.
T: What you smell is what you taste. Fresh coffee, chocolate malt, with a nice roasty undertone.
M: Fairly light in body, good carbonation.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barcade. I had the 2008 vintage. Very decent but it didn’t live up to my expectations. Everything about the beer was a little light. Aroma of slightly roasted malts and mild coffee. Flavor was pleasant, some malty sweetness, tasty notes of chocolate and coffee. Clean with a hint of bitter bite on the finish. Sort of like a Brownstone with some coffee.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. A great looking beer. Black with tan head.Coffee and chocolate. Nice fizz. I liked sipping this and I liked gulping this. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long. Finishes with a hoppy kick.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger today. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is huge with a big old punch of coffee. Taste shares the coffee intensity as well as the coffe choco richness in this great impy porter.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, chocolate, roast, slight ash, and a slightly fruity note. Flavor is is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roast, a slight fruity note, and a bitter finish.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown / black. Big imported coffee aromas. Big coffee. Lots of coffee. Smooth. Flavor of sweet malt. Bitter coffee balance. Flavorful bean finish. 13 sept 08
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks goryshkewych for sending this one my way! Poured a dark brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, chocolate, a little earthy, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of coffee, chocoalte, and roastiness.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasty coffee aromatic character, light minerals, caramel and some chocolate and coco. light earthy grass hop character. Good brew.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml swingtop from New Beer Distributors courtesy BA RblWthACoz..Thanks bro!
Pours opaque black with a massive, four inch head of dark beige. After a very slow retreat, a solid skim coat of foam remained along with a myriad of ripped sheets of lacework.
Aromatics are a blend of chocolate and coffee. Plenty roasty with hints of nougat, brownie batter, and Kahlua.
Thickish bodied with an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Crushed velvet.
The pallet starts off with strong but smooth coffee notes, quickly followed by dark chocolate and roasted malts.
A hint of char pulls through along with lingering burnt brownie bits.
Finishes with a drying, roasty bite and lingering chocolate-drizzled coffee.
Nicely balanced with the coffee and chocolate playing off each other. Very drinkable and smooth.