ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IN MY TIMES IVE HAD SEVERAL BEERS THAT HAVE INCORPORATED COFFEE IN THEM (EX: DOGFISH HEADS CHICORY STOUT, JAVA HEAD ECT.) AND BALANCED THEM WELL WITH OTHER FLAVORS YET STILL MANAGING TO BE A "BEER". AS FOR MY TAKE ON COFFEE, I DO ENJOY A CUP IN THE MORNING I LIKE GOOD COFFEE WITH NO SUGAR AND A LITTLE MILK. IM ALSO A FAN OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS, THESE FACTS WOULD LEAVE YOU TO BELIEVE THAT THIS "CERTIFIED ORGANIC COFFEE PORTER" WOULD BE RIGHT UP MY ALLY RIGHT? SO LETS TRY IT. FIRST OFF, THIS BEER SMELLS LIKE AN EMPTY CAN OF COFFEE GRINDS AND FOR SOME REASON IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS A KID, MAYBE BECAUSE WE ALWAYS WOULD KEEP THE CANS AROUND THE HOUSE AND USE THEM FOR STORAGE, FOR WHATEVER REASON THE AROMA IS VERY FAMILIAR. IT POURS A DARK BROWN ALMOST BLACK WITH NEARLY NO VISIBLE HEAD, AS FOR TASTE ITS STRAIGHT UP COFFEE WITH A SLIGHT CARBONATION, IT ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE ICED COFFEE, THERE IS NOT EVEN A HINT OF ANYTHING ELSE. I WONDER IF I HEAT IT UP AND ADD MILK IF IT WOULD TASTE LIKE REGULAR COFFEE...HMMM, LETS SEE...........WELL THAT WASNT THE GREATEST IDEA THE SLIGHT CARBONATION AND NEARLY INSIGNIFICANT ALCOHOL CONTENT CURDLED THE MILK.....ANYWAY, ALTHOUGH I HAVE A HARD TIME CALLING THIS A BEER I CAN SAY THIS ICED COFFEE IS PRETTY GOOD
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz - The Wine Source. Deep brown, creamy tan head. Warmed wet coffee ground aromas ride soft swirls of toasted vanilla and caramel. Fresh roasted coffee flavors are well balanced on a foundation of sweet vanilla cream and dark chocolate cocoa. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet coffee finish. A nice session beer to get your coffee fix on
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper brown that sits black with a one finger creamy light tan head. Nose shows coffee upfront, nice roast, some bakers chocolate, earthy hops and mild grain character. Flavor shows a good coffee and dark grain integration, roast, dark chocolate, crisp. Palate is cut a little by the coffee, not as robust as it could be.
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Very strong toasted malty/coffee flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours like a thick cola... dark brown with lots of bubbles rising up (even minutes after pour). Not much of a head. Aromas are OK, chocolate and coffee, but seem a little underdone and unidirectional. Flavor is similar, just OK... coffee and chocolate flavors are strong, mouthfeel is pretty syrupy, and there is a little too much sweetness for my tastes.
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep ruby, almost dark brown, with an average size frothy light-brown head. Slightly mild aroma of roasted malt, a hint of smoke and lots of coffee. Flavour is roasted malt and coffee, a hint of smoke and some lactic notes. Slightly dry, roasty finish. Didn’t really get much vanilla, if any, in the aroma or flavour. Thin to average bodied. It’s fine, I didn’t love it but it was OK.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of fresh, roasted, coffee. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of fresh, bitter, roasted coffee, and nothing else. Medium body. Thin, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Fresh, bitter, roasted coffee finish is lightly dry.
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
low abv seems apparent. tasty and creamy with a really nice vanilla and a pretty good albeit weakish coffee flavor. overall a weak brew (not beer) that i enjoy - as a beverage- but not a beer...sorry its not you it’s me. seems like the cream is already in there.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is earthy with cocoa, coffee, vanilla and milk. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, and soy. Thin body with creamy mouthfeel. Good but not impressive.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Coffee overflows on this one, with some chocolate notes as well. Little bit thin, sort of like an iced coffee, with roast, and coffee notes. Long coffee bitterness on the finish. Rather one dimensional, but still tasty.