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RATINGS: 450   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Black coffee in color, minor light brown foamy head, dwindles quickly, sparce lacing, a ring of bubbles remains.   Very strong coffee nose.   Smells like freshly roasted beans!   Minor aspects of cocoa and thats about it.   The coffee really dominates.   Coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, milk sugar, slight ash and charred wood on the tongue.   A bit more diverse on the tongue than in the nose.   Backside has a soft hop bitterness.   Can’t get over how coffee oriented the nose is.   I am not much of a coffee fan, but this one is well built.   Full bodied, moderate mouthfeel.   Milk and sugar coffee finish.   If I have coffee, maybe once or twice a year, this is how I have it... plenty of milk and sugar in it.   A very unique and enjoyable brew.   Thanks John for this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with brigadier - Thanks Nathan!! - Pours very balck witha big tan head. Great big coffee aroma but underneath some roasted malts and even a bit of bakers chocolate. Flavor is mainly dominated by coffee as well but a good balance of bakers chocolate, and some good roasted malts and a little of that oatmeal sweetness.. The oatmeal adds wonderful texture to this full bodied malty wonder. Alcohol cannot be found.. Very good brew.. I really did enjoy this one.. Might have even been better than i anticipated it to be..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a dark black with a tan head.HUGE coffee and malt aroma to it.SIlky smooth texture with a big bitter coffee flavor to it.Hits of vanilla and chocolate tease you in the background.Wonderful balance to it!Another Winner!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
For the style, i dont think it gets any better then this. Awesome coffee taste, but not to overpowering, really thick, rich with a ton of flavors going on. smells awesome. I really have become a fan of porters and havent found any that i didnt like, but this one really blew me away, one of my top 5 beers ever. you dont have to like coffee to like this beer, as i HATE coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4535) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Black color with a thin head. Very powerful coffee aroma. Wow... Okay, i can tell there is a nice oatmeal porter under this (strong malt, sweet oatmeal), but this tastes like a pot of cold coffee. I happen to like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Smooth coffe scent which joebrew (who provided this pour) said smells like a strong espresso but to an uninitiated heathen like me smells like plain ol’ coffee. Smooth oatmeal stout base with coffe on top. I’d love this one if it weren’t for the coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Pours nice dark reddish black with a huge medium tan head. Holy coffee on the nose. It smells like a very strong espresso with hints of chocolate. The flavor is very thin like that of coffee, not stout. It actually tastes like a spiked espresso with nice milk chocolate and whipped cream. This is an awesome coffee beer, you bettter like a nice espresso to drink it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Served in my Delirium tulip glass. Pours a dark very dark brown color with only the slightest head that quickly recedes to nothing. Smell is coffee. Predominantly nothing but coffee. But it’s good and no problem at all. Taste is again very good coffee. There are some roasted flavors coming through. The mouthfeel is full, robust and pretty tasty for the amount of coffee that comes through. Has a very good taste, mouthfeel for being a porter. This could hang with most of the coffee stouts that are out there right now. Another very good, solid porter from Tyranena. It’s safe to say they understand their porters!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle from trade with ughsmash (great extra!). I knew this beer would be special from the moment that cap flew off and I got a hit of the amazing coffee aromas. Coffee dominates this beer, but in an amazingly balanced and satisfying way. Beautiful jet black body and dark chocolate mouse tan head. Imagine smelling a cold coffee filter paper and you’ve got the measure of this beer. The coffee is mixed with powered milk chocolate and the oatmeal lends a satisfying and ’nourishing’ element to this wacky porter. Soft, thick and rich mouthfeel. If you’re into coffee you simply must try this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle from trade with drewbeerme. Daark brown with tan head. Aroma is strong coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, a lotta coffee, and a lil bits of oat and hop notes. Well balanced but just not that much going on. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, easy drinking but I guess I was expecting a little more pow.

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