joergen (25110) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and freshgrinded coffee.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee.
Roasted finish of coffee.
Ungstrup (32872) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, and tar. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of coffee combined with medium notes of roasted malt and wood, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
yespr (38487) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid herbal and coffee. Coffee, toffee and caramelish. Bitter, roasted and dry malty. Ends with a bitter and roasted finish.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ Delaney’s in New Haven. Pours a dark brown/black color with a dark tan head. Good lacing. This porter is smooth, but has a syrupy aftertaste on the tongue, like cough syrup. More like a sweet stout, this beer has strong maple, vanilla and cocoa flavors, almost like an Ovaltine taste. Too sugary for my liking.
rocbyter (2037) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong roasted coffee aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Light and creamy with a sweet coffee flavor.
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is fresh ground roasted coffee, light cream, earthy, dark chocolate; better than expected. The flavor has black coffee, light chocolate, mildly sweet, roasted, with decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is too watery and the body too thin to pull off all of the flavors.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is a brown-black ale with a coffee-colored head. It thins to an even foam and leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a huge fresh ground coffee aroma with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The soft, chewy medium body leaves the mouth clean and dry. There’s lots of coffee in the taste. It’s lightly bittered. The hops are hiding beneath the coffee-- everything else is too, really. It’s well balanced and pretty mellow with lots of coffee coffee flavor. You want coffee? Here you go. This is quite sessionable.
trevor211 (1529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cola brown, small head. Tons of coffee and some beef jerky on the nose, over just a bit of chocolate. Flavor follows suit. Nice and smooth - tasty.
strongpieman (1642) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very rich predominant vanilla aroma, other ale notes + coffee. Deep brown / black, decent tan head, clear (but dark that it’s hard to tell). The taste brings out the coffee, some finish-- not too strong or too long lasting. Good beer for this type.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Pours a dark brown, near black color. Despite my best efforts, I could only muster about half a finger of frothy light brown head. The head fell pretty quickly, but that’s the way the coffee beer crumbles.
3.5 S: This one is a bit simple due to the overpowering coffee component, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I’d like some of the maltiness get through.
4.0 T: Though the nose is all coffee, the taste is much more complex. Bitter roasty coffee is there at the forefront again, but there’s a rich maltiness backing it up. Good amounts of semi-sweet chocolate followed by roasted barley, molasses, and some graininess. Good.
5.0 M: Medium body. Super creamy, especially for a coffee beer. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth. Great here.
4.5 D: Good, interesting taste and a damn good mouthfeel make this a very drinkable beer. ’Nuff said.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 02:23:44