HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, tupalev and Dave B - blankboy’s bottle. Opaque thick brown-black with a small brown head. Dry bitter roasty aroma, brazilnut shells, nutoils, prune/raisin, dry hops and I get the oatmeal. Very roasty aroma, a little oily, cola extract and nutty - pretty good, very bitter start to finish, a bit of thick burnt malt, lots of overdone black coffee. Mouthfeel is definitely thick, acidic, bitter, syrupy. I like it, but I was slightly disappointed - want to do it again.
PorterPounder (5830) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Rerate Detect a hint of pepper this time around - still solid from the bottle - plenty of roasted coffee goodness. Original 3.8 On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in downtown, Athens, Ga. Tar black pour, with a medium thin, but sticky mocha colored head that leaves a generous coat of lacing. Aroma has hints of coffee with some essence of licorice. Bold flavor with fresh espresso, baker’s chocolate, black licorice and some brandy in the finish. Smokiness pervades throughout. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. A most enjoyable treat with my pizza.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal, cream, raspberries with a hint of mollases. Taste is strong with oatmeal, bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Body is a bit too thin. Alcohol is too dominant in the taste and it takes away quite a bit from the beer.
IrishBoy (3905) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 Absolutely opaque black with a tiny copper tinged head. Aroma of coffee, chocoalate and a smoky maltiness. A rich taste with smoky coffee flavor and a lot of alcohol coming through in the finish.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to KP at DL Day. What’s most prevalent here is balance. Not too much coffee, not too much oatmeal, not too much roastedness, not too much chocolate, etc. All are kept well in balance to create harmony. Nothing is over the top, nothing is too minimized. A fine drink with great flavors.
IndianaRed (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Bottle Pours a deep black with a nice small but dense dark tan head. Nice dark roasted smokey aromas. Mostly coffee flavors and charcoal notes. Nice heavy smooth finish. Thanks to Captain Cougar for this one
BuckeyeBoy (2932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a nice very black. Has a very nice tan head. A strong coffee tast and some chocolate. Thanks Indiana_Red
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BottleDark, dark brown with tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, medium roasted coffee. Flavors of coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate and . . . cardboard? Good feel - fairly thick and syrupy. Thanks Indiana_Red!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A thick pour in the glass. Black in color with a small brown head. Big aromas of roasted coffee. The flavor found coffee and some sweetness. Full body and creamy texture. The higher alcohol is undetected in the aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom in Franklin, TN. This beer preceeded a trip to Athens, where both the Terrapin Brewin Co. and Jittery Joe’s are located. This brew was FANTASTIC. Great ABV and well, very well hidden. I can’t wait for another. The coffee taste wasn’t overwhelming, it was done with the perfect amount of blending with the stout tastes. <b>mmmmmmm</b>