elfertbryan (1) - - MAY 21, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was fantastic!! It has a great taste,just the right amount of sweetness, and perfect combination of coffee.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good coffee porter, not overwhelming sweet, not too bitter. An even balance of the chocolate malts and sweet acidic coffee aftertaste. Pours black as night, thick tan head. Tried with Vaughn and Josh in Lawrence in 2012.
jstraw (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy cappuccino head / Rich, roast nose of barley, coffee, chocolate and vanilla / Medium body, chewy with good hop balance on the excellent, lingering finish / Flavors of tobacco, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla / Great flavor profile and balance. Better than many stouts.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet loving, this is some amazing stuff. One of the best beers I’ve ever had (out of a bottle) and would love to snag again. An extremely roasty brew with a tart espresso finish and notes of plums, chocolate, coffee, and dark grains. Absolutely stunning.
badgerben (4534) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with a one-finger head. Strong coffee aroma. Light chocolate and roasted malt. Tons of coffee, chocolate and rich, dark malt flavor. Very light bitter roast. Thick as heck. I freakin love this!
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another fantastic coffee porter in a growing sea of coffee-infused beers. pours black and bleeds a medium thick head. nose is slightly sweet with a hint of smoke. mouth is silky and somewhat oily. taste is coffee and dark chocolate. tastes more like a stout than a porter, but is wonderful. if two brothers would make it in a 6 pack for $3.99, I would be a happy man. Excellent treat for any coffee/beer fanatics.
Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Marshall Stack. Really solid beer. Poured a dark, brown-black with a thick beige head. Nose of dark coffee and chocolate with a flavor that emphasizes those aromas. Nice burnt malt character and lingering, mocha aftertaste.
andyhwcinc (1568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a stormy, steamy Thursday May night. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistentcy, at first pour the head is huge and off white fizzy. Aroma is a fantastic blend of coffee, dark roasted chocolate, mocha. Taste is extremely smooth considering the ABV, rich in chocolate with a light bitterness from the coffee beans. It’s got a touch of sweetness, but for me that touch is just right. I think this is the cats pajamas, 2nd of the 15 anniversary beers I’ve had and both have been fantastic.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured black with a creamy, dark, well-retained cap of tan head. The aroma picked up an excellent dose of coffee with rich, nutty notes, vanilla, and earth present.. the fresh beans were joined by semi-sweet chocolate.. piney hoppage cut through the meat, and this was well-balanced. The flavor was also focused on the coffee, with moderately-roasted malty goodness at the core and some bitterness on the edges.. chocolate and a little blackstrap molasses also down there.. vanilla and toasty pine accents.. mocha on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and a touch sour on the palate from the beans.. roasty and sweet overall, but I thought it had enough other stuff to make up for the latter. This was just what I needed.. I wasn’t planning to score it this high, but I just couldn’t find anything to knock it for.
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Abe’s. Pours a deep dark blackish/brown with a smaller sized beige head. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, slight alcohol. Palate is medium to fuller with a nice creamy mouthfeel and light to average carbonation. Flavor is more of a mild coffee, slight cream, burnt malts, burnt toast and some slight dark red grapes. Very solid underrated beer.