jtclockwork (4998) - , 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.
HighWine (836) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter. I generally donít read reviews before raring a beer, but I looked these over tonight to decide whether or to have this or a Peruvian Morning. I was pleased by the ratings and description of bold coffee flavors so here goes. Pour here is dark cola color - nearly black - with a one finger light brown head that reduces to a bumpy film after a couple of minutes. Pretty well laced in the short run. Rich aroma of coffee and cacao beans. Taste is very coffee forward with a touch of cola and burnt wood and hop bitterness. Flavors are blended exceptionally well the beer has good balance. Silky mouthfeel from the oats. Creamy coffee finish. Very well done.
deyholla (4770) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of coffee and bitter chocolate with a light roast underlying. Flavor is nice as well with a good balance of chocolate and coffee that are supported by dark grains and roasted malts.
rubbishystuff (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BandC. Slick mouth feel from the oats, roasted barley and coffee flavors. Rich flavors but thin feel not in a bad way but a traditional porter as a thirst quencher way. Serving: Bottle
DocJitsu (304) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a taupe head. The head attenuates quickly with very little sudsy residue on the glass. Not much beyond coffee on the nose. Some oats. But, of course, who can fault them for that, given the name of the beer. Nice smooth, slick, and wet mouthfeel. Thereís quite a bit going on with the flavors. A lot more than the nose would lead one to expect. Coffee up front, but the flavor begins to become much milder as it advances. It finishes with a little dark ripe fruit and some salty watermelon. Incredibly interesting. Usually, a coffee stout finishes with coffee flavor and coffee acidity. Impressively engineered, but not my favorite.
Jabic (294) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Dark coffee, bakerís chocolate, some mild berry fruitiness.
Ap: Brown, hazy - small tan head with poor retention, leaves a bit of nebulous film.
T: Chocolate and medium-roast coffee, moderately sweet - some tropical fruitiness and berries - low bitterness - finish is smooth coffee and caramel.
P: Medium body, very silky - carbonation is medium - finish is medium-dry.
O: Nicely balanced, fully-flavored porter - great coffee and chocolate flavors - also, the palate is great (velvety smooth) - great beer.
barbarino2000 (51) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delish! Smooth, like the perfect couple of coffee cooled down. But poured into a fine beer. And served with love.
ccex (791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle pours an opaque dark brown, almost black color with small tan head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is full of coffee and tobacco with noticeable roasted grains, condensed milk, and a bit of dark chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter (like coffee). Mouthfeel is very creamy, without very much carbonation. Body is medium to full. If I drank beer for breakfast, this would be one of my top picks. A well-crafted strong porter which reminds me of a good oatmeal stout.
jezebel (2) - - MAR 16, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice surprise. Strong coffee flavor, velvety and rich. Delicious every sip.
AirForceHops (1846) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Queenholly. Thank you a lot for this one! Black color with fast dissipating tan head. Nose is a pleasant mix of fresh coffee beans and chocolate malt. The oatmeal gives a nice full body and complements the flavors really well. The flavor is chocolate up front with an Iced coffee with cream following. Also getting vanilla with hints of caramel. The finish is dry and roasty with a lingering coffee aftertaste. A nice creamy, silky texture. Really close to Founders Breakfast stout or any high end coffee based stout or porter. Top tier without question. If you enjoy coffee brews find a few fresh bottles! Excellent.
whatsupstairs (62) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle to glass shared with friends thanks to madbeerbaron thank you
poured a jet black no real head i smelled coffee but didnít taste any it had some really good maltyness to it but thats about it overall it was a good try