teamsale (317) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2017
On tap, dark brown opaque with a one finger beige head and great lacing. Aroma is a sweet chocolate coffee porter. Taste is a magnificent coffee porter flavor. Really well done this one. Mild bitterness, ideal aftertaste. Thoroughly enjoyable. hohops (1122) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Appearance- very dark, pretty much pitch black, a beige head which doesn't last long. Aroma- vanilla dominates, fudge, chocolate, dark malts, caramel, hints of fruitcake, boozy notes, stewed dark fruit, more vanilla. Taste- dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, treacle toffee, vanilla sweetness runs throughout, ashy roasty coffee, chocolate fudge cake. Smooth and slick mouthfeel, sweet clinging finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Excellent. sinfull (1820) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Impressive porter . Dark brown with beautiful, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Same notes in taste with moderate roasted bitterness at the end. swebrew (3) - - OCT 24, 2017 does not count
I am immensely impressed with Ballast Point, they are innovative and just "fun" when it comes to beer with specific characteristics. This is just great. This beer is absolutely beautiful. I drank this with a friend who enjoyed this as his first porter ever. It's not necessarily a classic porter, but where is the fun in that? This beer is a real treat. If breakfast were a alcoholic beverage (which it should be) this is it. beern (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a tan head and an aroma of vanilla. Tastes of viscous coffee, chocolate and vanilla. It’s full bodied, resinous and dry.
fivetoo1 (9) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
Great porter. Strong coffee and vanilla notes, balanced sweetness with acidity from the beans. Encorporates the high % like a boss.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Daboch (194) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Ciemny brunatno-wisniowy praktycznie nieprzezroczysty. Duża piana. Aromat głównie kawa i czekolada. W smaku dochodzi jeszcze trochę wanilii może jakieś owoce. sulawang (1202) - - OCT 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 0.5 years). Pours beer bottle brown without much of a head, half layer of lasting retention, micro streams surfacing, Marstonlad (963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Nose: sweet roasted barley malt, vanilla, roasted coffee bean, caramel brown sugar malt. Can't get much better than this. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: mild slick/thicker-soft crisp, roast malt impression
Mid-palate: subdued zingy alcohol, soft background sourness, (lvl-7-sweetness), roasted coffee, caramel roast barley malt
Finish: vanilla, residual sweet malt, roasted coffee malt exhale, alcohol hit, roasted bitter hops
Summary: What on earth?! Impossibly smooth and very drinkable for a 10%. It does get somewhat heavy 2/3 through, but I appreciate the robust roasted coffee malt profile and integrated vanilla that makes each sip a delight. Excellent quality, wishing for more creamy milkiness to make it truly phenomenal.
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 Bottle from Alko, Espoo. Pours jet black with a little white head. The aroma features coffee beans, vanilla and a touch of licorice; fairly roasty with some vanilla adding twist. Taste is light sweet initially and medium to heavily roasty. Flavours of strong coffee, rye bread and licorice; only a touch of vanilla, not too much. The palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Tasty and fairly balanced as well. ration (2273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 290917. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours dark brown black with a smallish head. Aroma coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, licorice. Dry ashy palate. A bit too much on the vanilla for my taste. Not Bad.