DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Draft at SFP. Poured medium brown with nose of strong coffee, dark malt. Tastes medium on the palate, with a big coffee ground taste and some dark malt and Brazil nut notes. Finishes like strong black coffee with some malt and hop notes.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 Dark brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, burnt wood, and a touch of vanilla bean. Taste of roasted malt, light smoke, heavy coffee, and a dry finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the BrewPub’s 15 Anniversary Party: Aroma of bitter coffee. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of bitter coffee and light cream. Medium body. Lightly thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, coffee and cream finish is dry.
TomDecapolis (4337) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at both locations. Pours a brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of fresh cold pressed coffee, nuts, caramel and hints of vanilla. REally well done coffee aroma. Flavor of the same coffee, some chocolate and nuts/caramel poking through. A little thin on the body. Reminded me much more of a coffee brown ale. Not quite on par with a porter.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad for a coffee porter. On tap at the bocktown. Nice dark pour. Decent creamy head. Smells like good coffee, what else? Good coffee taste without going over the top. Not rude at all. Decent co2. Some black coffee bitter in the finsh, but that’s to be expected. An easy beer to like. Must be less than 5%.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a darker red color with a fluffy nitro beige head. Aroma was of lots of coffee, some latte mliky notes and light earthy tones. Flavor was much the same, just straight coffee and lightly toasted malts, nothing else getting in the way. A great session coffee beer.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering coffee aftertaste.
ReggieDunlap (2781) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has nice light roasted coffee...like a breakfast roast. Flavor is good coffee...bitter and roasty. Mouthfeel is light and a bit thin with a fresh roasted coffee finish.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a strong coffee aroma. Flavor is mostly coffee with hints of roasted malt and chocolate. Really nice beer.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Upon the first sip of this porter, I thought I was drinking an actual cup of fresh brewed coffee. I’ve tasted other coffee-style beers in the past, but this one came the closest to tasting like an actual cup of joe. The beer poured basically black in color with a bubbly tan head. The head laced around the edges of the glass with a cascading effect. Freshly ground coffee was the first aroma noted, along with some light hops, cream, vanilla and chocolate malt. The body was medium in strength and felt like a real cup of coffee. The flavors resembled the aroma with much of the same traits, especially the fresh ground coffee, cream and vanilla notes. This is definitely one fantastic porter!