obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, 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!
egajdzis (5169) - 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.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thin light tan head. Strong coffee aroma wafts up from the glass. Not overly roasted, but some wisps of traditional porter elements. Flavor is dominated by a robust blend of gourmet coffee. Smells more like a light roast with subtle vanilla undertones than a bold Columbian. Hints of molasses and bitter roasted malts. Palate is light but still full enough as far as porters go. Quite a delicious session porter.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours clear reddish black with a small white head. The aroma Is major coffee. The taste is big bitter coffee.
bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes and smells exactly like an iced coffee. Which is good if that’s what you are looking for
Beerman6686 (3781) - 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.
alobar (2593) - 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.
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 (4387) - 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.
jeremytoni (2891) - 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.