anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty fresh coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a finger of tan head. Smells strongly of coffee, especially like espresso and coffee grounds. A bit of roast, maybe some toffee sweetness. The flavor is also rather intense on the coffee, but I suppose that’s the point. Lots of roasted coffee notes, a bit of coffee grounds, perhaps some roasted malt and dark chocolate, too. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Naja’s. Pours black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy coffee and hops with prunes and light ashy notes. Flavor is malt dominant with coffee and earthy notes, light hops and bitterness and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black with a small sized head. Yes, coffee in my coffee beer! Iced coffee, roast, and all around coffee. Body a bit on the thin side (but like drinking iced coffee).
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena. Black with red highlights. Excellent sheety lacing of latte foam. Nose is rich dark chocolate coffee and roasted bean. Taste is dry and dusty, quite acidic though. Herbal bitter finish. Solid coffee porter, not gritty. Just a bit too much acid extraction from the coffee.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a black hued body with a lasting tan head and some lace. Aromas are of coffee, roast, earth, asphalt, nutty and chocolate. Roasted grain character is mild. Clean fermentation wise, no hop aromas either. Flavors are roasty, nutty, coffee and earthy. A bit of a biscuity malt character as well. Coffee is there, but not as insane or vibrant as some other coffee porters out there (I guess this might be more balanced...or muted). Medium bubbles, fuller body.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown/black beer with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Coffee and light roast flavor with light chocolate and espresso tones. Medium bodied. Coffee and light roast lingers with malt.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A very solid coffee porter for this java lover. A little on the dry side, huge aroma of coffee and roast with coffee and malted chocolate on the palate. Nicely done. Smog City seems to be one to keep an eye on..."
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head. The aroma smells like wonderful cold brewed coffee with a hint of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor has a lot of bitter coffee notes as well as some chocolate. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great beer.
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redondo Beach, Ca - Rock ’N Brews Restaurant - on tap. Thick, oily black pour, sticky off-white head with sticky lacing. Aroma of coffee, hint of potting soil. Full-bodied flavor is full of licorice, some earthy potting soil notes, some bittersweet unsweetened chocolate. Thick, chalky mouthfeel. Exellent porter.