jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast coffee, vanilla beans, roasted chocolate malts and flaked oats. Smooth. Medium body.
bytemesis (2176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks Kyle! Pours opaque deeeep brown with a medium creamy brown head that slowly dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is coffee and cigarettes, ash, dark roasted malts. Flavor is the same, ashtray in a glass, but in a good way. Lightly sweet, some coffee bitterness and a bit of ashy astringence in the far finish. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel - the influence of the oats is apparent immediately. Reminds me of Founders Breakfast stout. Pretty tasty stuff.
ineedbeer (433) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dominated by freshly roasted coffee with a touch of roasted malt. As the beer warms the chocolate becomes more noticeable but it is a bit one dimensional towards the coffee.
Pours a dark brown, but not black with light brown highlights on the edges. Light mocha colored head of moderate thickness that recedes steadily to the edges but lingers. Medium lacing with medium low legs.
Flavor starts with some nice roast and chocolate with a solid coffee character. Mid palate the coffee hits strong but it fades towards the end and blends with a bitter chocolate note in the finish. The bitterness is moderate and the finish has a nice dark chocolate character.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and creamy smooth with medium low carbonation. Low astringency with low alcohol warmth. This is a very smooth, easy drinking coffee porter.
Overall this beer is very enjoyable. It has a really nice coffee flavor, though a bit strong in the aroma. The oatmeal really helps the creaminess of the mouthfeel.
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Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pour is pitch black with a small tan head and great lacing. Big over-roasted coffee, light green peppers, vanilla, wood, roast, bready rye, vanilla, and chilies in the aroma. Taste is huge roast, big chilies, dark chocolate, espresso, sweet vanilla, and oak with a big bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty porter with a great base, but needs a little tweaking; the coffee is way too bitter and gives off heavy, spicy green pepper notes.
weihenweizen (1391) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with big brown and small light beige head. Little lacing, medium/thin body, low carbonation, and strong coffee aroma. Taste is coffee.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown it with a thin tan head of foam. Aroma is big cofree with some vanilla beans and malty notes. Taste is coffee and vanilla. Coffee doesn’t devastate like some other coffee beers, but its definitely there. Roasty in the finish.
jstraw (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, frothy, tan head / Rich, toasty nose of tobacco, oatmeal, roast grain, and coffee / Medium to full body, a hint watery, creamy and chewy, lightly sweet with some astringency, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, caramel, grass, oatmeal, condensed milk, and tobacco / A solid, well balanced porter.
ESBob (288) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 4 pack. Pours a nearly jet black with tannish head that settled and dissipates. Aroma is coffee and a burnt roast malt. Taste is interesting mix of coffee, chocolate, toffee and slight oatmeal notes. A nice balance between the bitterness of coffee beans and the sweetness of roast malt chocolate. A very good porter.
bluemooner (574) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inky black with a medium, creamy brown head. Aroma is rish chocolate and coffee. Flavor os toasty malt, milk chocolate, bitter coffee, caramel, and nuts. Full, creamy body with soft carbonation and alcohol masked almost entirely. Very nice brew.
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a glass tulip.
Aroma: A strong coffee scent, with slight roasty chocolate notes.
Appearance: Poured very hard for about 2 fingers of tan head, which disappears quickly. Opaque black in color.
Taste: A strong roasty coffee flavor, with that pleasant bitter coffee after-taste on the back of your tongue.
Palate: Dense and creamy.
This tastes similar to Founders Breakfast Stout, but I prefer the Founders. This is still, a delicious brew.