scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a mildly opaque black brown with quickly diminishing tan head and light lace. Smell is coffee vanilla smoke and tin. Taste is smokey grainy mild coffee light vanilla really light body.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at WOB Port Orange. Super dark color with a thin brown head. Very dry flavor with hints of roasted malts. Aroma had hints of dark chocolate and nuts. Not too bad but perhaps just a little too dry.
burg326 (4314) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft poured a dark black color with bitter chocolate aroma, and coffee. Flavors match the aroma, with more focus on the coffee flavor rather than it being balanced like the smell.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black with frothy tan head and clinging lace. Roasted malt, coffee, and a good malt bitter. Very roasty dry finish. A tad thin and watery but a nice beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
so burnt up and chocolate, coffee, booze. Black as night and really quite nice.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, 5th Avenue Tap Room, wife’s 30th class reunion. Inky. Lots of roast and coffee, dark cocoa, lightly bittered otherwise. Some spiciness in the finish. This had a medium mouth. I was well into the evening and without a notepad when I picked this one up. Will do a more in-depth rating someday.
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap - Fermentation Lounge. Pitch black pour, sticky, mocha colored head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma has some nice chocolate accents and a touch of bitter chocolate. Rich flavor that matches the aroma with the coffee and chocolate notes. Hints of marshmallows and licorice in the back end. Sours a bit near the end with some vanilla funkiness. Thick enough mouthfeel.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Nose is roast, grain, some smoke and coffee hints. Flavor is thin coffee, grains, earth. Needs body.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a mini growler. Pours black with a thin beige head. Nose is some coffee and smoke. Taste followed the nose but lacked any real punch. The mouthfeel was thin for a beer of this type. Pretty disappointing.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a fancy new Swamp Head pint glass (the one with the green print), also courtesy of drabmuh.
Pours a very dark black color with a nice mocha head. Sticks around for a bit and leaves some slight lacing. The nose brings some really strong notes of coffee. Really nice aroma off of a high quality bean. A bit of roast in the background. The flavor swaps things up, with the roast being more prominent and the coffee character fading to the background. Light chocolate there as well. The body is a bit too thin--I’d like something with some more body to bring forward that creamy texture that’s always nice in coffee beers. However, the roasty finish is nice. A very nice brew. Would enjoy trying more from them.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011