xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Milwaukee. Black opaque color with no head when poured but when swirled picks up a med. brown head that fades to small off-white. Aroma of pure coffee with a little chocolate and roasted malt. That same strong flavor is in the flavor with sweet malt, alc, some dark cherries, roasted but very sweet malt. Med to light body, with no carb and creamy. Very sweet and underwhelming. Overall sweet caramel coffee that is very drinkable.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like coffee, smells like coffee--enough that it woke me up after a hard day! Oil black with a thick but dissipating tan head. Thick and full-bodied on the tongue with a coffee bitterness. Coffee flavor almost (but not quite) overwhelms oatmeal flavors. This is thick and creamy and delicious. The finish is very smooth. Porters don’t get much better than this!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to the special Ross. And by special, I mean retarded. Pours an oil black with frothy brown head. Aroma is packed full of dry roast coffee and burnt malts. Medium-full bodied with a fine carbonation and a smooth velvety texture. Flavor of coffee, dark unsweetened bakers chocolate, and oats.Sweetness is restrained here. Mid palate has a moderate bitterness, along with some woody notes. Finish is semi dry and slightly astringent. A peppery bitterness lingers. Nicely done.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a deep black color with a nice brown head. aroma was very malty with lots of coffee and sweetness to it. flavor is very much the same. damn fine porter!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown colour nearly black. First coffe notes in the aroma then more coffe, this time green coffe notes. Very great flavour of coffee, roastedness, sweetness and some maltness too. Very nice and tasty.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color. Nearly opaque with red highlights. Head was thick and tan with good retention. There was some tattered lace left on the glass at the end. Subdued aroma of roasty malt and coffee. Delicately sweet with minimal roastiness. There was no appreciable bitterness. Tasted of milk chocolate and light coffee. Medium bodied and fairly smooth. Decent, but a bit overrated I think (99th percentile the day I rated it).
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of fine to medium sized dark brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation black colored body. The nice aroma was malty brown malt and dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt mild hops dark malt brown malt and coffee. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black. Minimal head, no retention. Aroma of roasted espresso beans and chocolate. Palate was of roasted coffee and a lot of good roasted malty character with not a whole lot of hop finish. Aftertaste was left slightly bitter from the malts. A pretty good porter.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from either Wife or Mother-in-law ended up with six of them. Oatmeal oats and coffee aroma. Body was black with dark tan head, spotty lacing. Milky body texture with coffee as the main flavor. Smooth on the palate yes whih I had more.
BuckeyeBoy (5786) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Pours out almost black topped with a light tan head. Gtreat aroma of Coffee, roast, and chocolate. A lot of coffee on this one. very tasty thanks Jordan for sharing.