bytemesis (8969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque brown, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of coffee, tobacco, dark roasted malt, smoke. Medium sweet, very light bitter, light ashy astringence. Light body, low carbonation AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Dark brown color with tan head. Medium roast coffee, dark roast malt, mild chocolate aromas. Medium body. Nice chocolate, coffee, nutty roast flavors--almost good. Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
More of a dark brown than black, with short but dense beige head. Traditional oatmeal porter aromas - coffee, dark chocolate, the usual. Flavor is also pretty typical, although it seemed a little more watery than I was expecting. Otherwise, though, solid and tasty. Cybercat (6011) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Comes out of the tap a rich, warm sable with a thick, fine-bubbled pale tan head. Smoky mocha aroma has an overtone of sweet chocolate. Rich, smoky flavor has tones of quality roast coffee and chocolate as well as hints of toffee and licorice. Smooth, strongly fizzy texture leaves a smoky finish. If you visit Atlanta and like dark beers, try this one! lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Dirty brown, off beige head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some vanilla. Taste is sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee.
jrob21 (3772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Paired nicely with my lamb shank. A decent body imparted by the oatmeal malt. A nice bittersweet chocolatey aspect to it as well. Aroma is a bit roasted malt and cocoa. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Date: October 01, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: coffee and dark chocolate aroma with a good dose of roasted malt, touch of balancing caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted and coffee character, caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate and richness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Appearance: Served up a dark brown, near black body with an opaque, smallish, beige head.
Smell: Aroma of dark, though not particularly roasty malts with an ample chocolate scent backed by lesser, secondary notes of caramel and mild, decaffeinated coffee that has subsequently been chilled.
Taste: Ample dark malt flavor that, as with the nose, presents a forward taste of milk chocolate, and, again, it’s supported by slighter tastes of caramel cubes and lightly roasty coffee. Also, in comes the sweetish, nutty flaked oatmeal flavor. Very nominal hop character and bitterness. Then, it’s back to the sweet chocolate and oats until the smooth, lightly drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: An enjoyably malty, flavorful beer that’s very easy to drink. You end up quaffing it so quickly your server will get that "oh, great, one of *those* tables" look on his/her face. Paired with an order of Fish-n-Chips cooked up with skate wings. unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap. Cloudy, dark brown. Fresh appearance. Thin head, thin body. Aromaz of sweet oats and lots of roast. Mild flavor. Lots of oat and a pleasant toasted grain and abit of chocolate. Very smooth and extremely sessionable. I wish I had a tap of this within reach of my bed for in the morning. NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On cask at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a well formed head. This looks to be on the thinner side of porters, especially considering it was poured from a cask. The aroma is very chocolatey and oaty with some rough grain notes. The palate is kind of thin for a porter. Perhaps they had a more traditional British porter in mind. The flavor is good with lots of oats and chocolate with hints at wood and the cirspy edges of baked brownies. Mr. Breakfast is an easy drinking light bodied porter.