Schwarzbart (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one finger, light brown, creamy head. Color is black with mahogany edges when held up to the light. Stringy, soapy lace. Freshly ground coffee aromas. Medium body and creamy smooth. Tastes of coffee beans, faint vanilla, sour acidic notes in the middle and some fruity hops at the end, but the hops don't last long before the coffee takes back over. Overall, I like how the coffee is most dominant, but the porter quality is still there.
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ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a cola brown/maroon with a huge tan head that sticks around a long time. Stale coffee detracts from a classic porter roasted aroma. A little better in the flavor, sweet and chocolate flavors join the coffee and roast aromas. The body is a little thinner than I would prefer in a porter, but it is refreshing in its own way.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Coffee and 70% cocoa allusions get together in this classic, friendly Coffee Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-edged black.
-There is nothing surprising in this brew, but everything is competently executed and pleasant to drink.
-The soft carbonation makes the malts and coffee more prominent.
-This isn’t too sweet, nor is it too light-bodied.
On tap at Vermont Tap House.
abcfan (917) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well done. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Creamy coffee aroma, Taste follows suite. Smooth finish.
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Aroma woody coffee, chocolate. Tastes big roasts coffee earth char. Super light body for a porter brisk carb.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1.5-inch light-brown dust head, fine, slow-to-fade, aroma is lot’s of coffee (nutty, fairly sweet) cocoa. Flavor is chocolate coffee milk, grain (tastes oaty) oatmeal cookie. Medium body, oily, creamy, moderate soft carbonation. Surprisingly yummy porter!
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts (roasted) combined with some vanilla notes. Taste has bitter notes from coffee and some sweetness from malts and some vanilla notes. Drinkable and enjoyable.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark cola. Rich roasted malt and coffee grinds with chocolate and creamy vanilla. Perfect semi-rich body, a little heavier than standard porters. Huge value in this $8 six pack. Awesome.
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conway (2210) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark cold with a thin mocha head. Tons of nice coffee grinds, with roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Something akin to pretzel in the finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel but substantial enough. Really pleasant surprise.
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->shaker. Dark brown with lite tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate malts. Lingering bitterness. Fairly smooth. Decent.