marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a spicy chocolate flavor with a smooth oat finish and lots of bitter coffee.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice dark black with an average brown head that dissipates quickly. There is a sweet roasted malt taste with some bitter chocolate and coffee.
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the better coffee porters I’ve had. The story here is coffee. In aroma and taste. If they said this was a stout I wouldn’t argue otherwise.
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours black with a slight tan head. Aroma is very strong coffee. My nose is all over the map: chili? chocolate? both? anise? Med body. Flavor is chocolate. It has all the aspects of chili, including burn. Except it isn’t, because my sensitivity denies the presence of capsaicin. This is really fun stuff!
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a tan head.
Rich aroma of roast malt, coffee, chocolate.
The flavor is rich and smooth. Lots of coffee and roast malts, all well balanced and delivered on a silky smooth body.
alobar (2868) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Excellent lacing! Coffee flavor upfront with chocolate, vanilla, and slight roasted malt. Creamy body. Very nice beer.
brokensail (11534) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Black pour with a finger of khaki head. Aroma is definitely coffee forward. Some roast, light vanilla and graham cracker, and cocoa powder. Subtle dried blueberry. Flavor is a touch bitter. But, good vanilla, graham cracker, and caramel sweetness. Lots of roasted malt and coffee. A touch ashy on the finish. Pretty decent.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: What a wonderful coffee Porter. Dry and very much coffee like, smooth, dark in color, moderate head with nice lacing. Sweet roasted malts, coffee, some dark or bakers chocolate, a touch dry and ashy. Smooth, very smooth, with loads of sweetened coffee. Nice cocoa or dark chocolate notes compliment the coffee. Not a heavy example, but rather smooth. Amazing how a complex beer with so much going on can get a high score, and then something so simple as coffee infused Porter can do the same. Great balance, fairly sweet, rich roastiness, and just a great example of a coffee Porter. Way better than most!
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is a super blend of fresh chili peppers and coffee.
The taste is chocolate, coffee bitter, roasted malt and milk. Really nice.
The texture is smooth and soft.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Commons Ale House, Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Black with a good sized tan covering that retains well.
Nose is light roast, touch of coffee, chocolate notes, a little basic and not carrying a huge array of flavours.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark fruit pangs, chcocolate, more coffee than the aroma dictated, hint of red berry fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok porter but lacks depth for the ABV - was expecing more!