tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt aroma. Coffee notes come in on first sip. Espresso and bitter sweet chocolate. Low carbonation makes for smooth drinking, reminds me of a mild. Light body fits the porter style, although first sip has a nice creamy quality to it. Once you start drinking it goes down like a porter. Hop bitterness becomes prominent once it warms. In all, a smooth drinking porter with nice coffee notes. Well done.
Truebrew69 (9) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells just like fresh espresso coffee beans. Can clearly taste the chocolate and coffee and hazlenut in the malt. The hops come through brilliantly in the end. Fantastic beer!!!! 3HB comes through again!
Strykzone (3866) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Very dark with red highlights and a nice creamy beige layer. The nose is espresso and is pleadant. Coffee and chocolate are tasted and both are a bit muted. Some nice roastiness and later that becomes more dry. Also, some lactic. Very late some he are noted. They are not big and add mild bitterness. This is pretty solid and it is what it says it is.
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->stem. Black with 1/2 inch tan head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate malt, nuts. Taste: chocolate and coffee, sweet caramel malt. Decent.
Glouglouburp (5607) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A an over-carbonated sweet nutty ale with a cup of black coffee. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after purchase,
The look: Clear dark mahogany-ruby body topped by a large beige head quickly diminishing to a thin layer of foam and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is an old cup of black coffee with notes of milk chocolate bar. Body feels a bit airy because of an excessive carbonation, not a fun beer to keep in mouth. Taste is barley candy, black coffee, surprisingly nutty, ashy burnt cereals, light notes of milk chocolate, toasted brown sugar, awkward acidity coming mostly from the excessive carbonation. A few things didn’t work for me in this beer, the nutty milk chocolate clashed with the boring coffee flavor, and the carbonation really didn’t help. This Java Sutra is to beer what the missionary position is to the Karma Sutra.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from Wegman’s Collegeville and Capone’s. Pours thick and jet black, with very little light getting through, and a 1-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is roasty choc and black patent malt, cacao, coffee, big hops. Tastes roasty dark malty, dry, hoppy, with some peaty and even scotch whisky notes, along with finishing coffee. Not sure where the scotch comes from, but I taste it, and I am a certified super taster and smeller, so it is there, punks.
skibumbw (3) - Bethel, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter aroma that is trying to put off some roasted notes but they’re almost burnt instead. Good appearance with dark brown almost blocking out light. Almost glows when held to light. Lacing is light average for porters. Taste goes with aroma. A good porter with roast flavors but the coffee comes through too burnt and bitter but still very drinkable. The palate is what keeps this beer on the upper half of the porter style. The carbonation is perfect and the beer just barely sticks to the palate. Any longer and the burnt coffee flavor would be unbearable. Overall this is a solid porter that needs work with the coffee addition. Maybe cold brew coffee instead of espresso?
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly coffee brown ale / porter. Opaque brown pour with white head. Aroma is coffee and grassy piney hops. Taste is coffee chocolate and more coffee.
Ernesto987 (2436) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
great label, subpar to par beer. Big coffee flavors, kinda like a southern tier type beer, over done flavors, ok. Base beer very plain
Jndubbs (107) - West Des Moines, IA, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a butt hole factory, but tastes pretty smooth. Dark pour. Dry stout flavor. Get passed the smell and you're good.
boozedude (1083) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma like wine...kinda gross aroma..pours black and super thin brownish head...taste is coffee raisens ...good stuffs