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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A big ol’ black beer with oatmeal silkiness. Full bodied with soothingly rich coffee flavors. Devilishly delicious. Classified as an Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown body with slight light penetration, medium dark tan head. Rich aroma of potent coffee beans, roasted malt, and chocolate. Reminds me of Founders Breakfast Stout. The body isn’t quite as rich as that beer, but still offers a surprisingly smooth, coffee-dominated palate replete with roasted malt and a chocolate backbone. Offers some sweetness but on the dry side overall. This beer deserves its high marks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Another i got to try this weekend. Aroma is smooth coffee with some sweet toffee backing it up. taste is very coffee with choco and toffee. Very much a coffee beer but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Juelze, thanks again! Dark brown pour with a short tan head. Aroma of pungent coffee, a bit of booze, some dark fruits, dark chocolate and a tinge of raspberry. Strong bitter coffee, roasted malts, a bit of raspberry and dark chocolate as well. Medium bodied...the carbonation is a bit much...bittersweet and roasty throughout with a roasty/dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle shared by nolankowal: Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma, big coffee, and roasted malt notes, some chocolate, and a hint of oats. Flavor, coffee, chocolate, more coffee, some roasted malts, a bit of oats again. medium to thin body. Pretty damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a dark black center; medium tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of coffee in the aroma (slightly green); dark chocolate and some bitterness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of slightly-green coffee upfront (as opposed to fully roasted), surrounded by bitter chocolate and some charred / burnt malts; slightly acidic and hints of citrus bitterness. Decent stuff, but I’m not a fan of how the coffee character plays out here. Medium, dark chocolate and coffee finish; ends quite nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is of dark malts but is dominated by roasted coffee. Flavor is roasted malts,and coffee. The finish is a little to bitter and ashy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
12 oz bottle via trade with Jason. Pours a cola black color with a small brownish beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted coffee malts and a bit of baking chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy rich coffee flavor with small hints of oats and chocolaty malts. Like a lighter version of Breakfast Stout or Jah-va Stout as far as the taste goes. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle from trade with JCaprioti. Great aroma, Sweet. Coffee, more like coffe grounds, Oat is obvious, and together I get a chocolate malt ball type scent. Clean orangy dark brown color, little to no head, just a small ring. Minor lace. Bitter coffee flavor, hints of grape and vine. Little soapiness. Get a little heat. Thick body, creamy oily smooth mouthfeel, bitterdry finish, Tasty brew. Great one to sniff and I never got tired of doing so. Well done and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
bottle....aroma: lots of roasted coffee and a bit of chocolate malt but the strong roast sensation is def. nice.....appearance: black liquidity, lighter body, with small light brown head....taste: not very heavy, a little bit creamy with medium level of carbonation. i’m getting more of a bitter roasted coffe taste than anything else. the finsh is slightly bitter. not too much sweetness to this one....this is a pretty decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
Poured an almost opaque black with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Big coffee aroma with some ashey notes. Roasty malt flavor with a medium body.

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