Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 8, 2005
(bonus brew from oldgrowth)this porter poured a reddish/dark brown with a nice off white 1/4 inch head.the aroma was a wonderful mix of mocha,roasted malts,and straight coffee.the flavor is more coffee with some chocolate,and sweet roasted malts.this is outstanding! Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Aroma is huge, of fresh roasted coffee!! I love coffee so I think im impartial. FLavor is more coffee, almost all coffee, wow, very cool
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle: Nearly black, dark brown, moderate off-white foamy head, nice lacing.   Huge roasted coffee nose, not much else.   Unbelieveable how strong the coffee is on this one.   Strong coffee on the tongue, very slight lactose sweetness.   Who knows what the underlying beer is, the coffee simply dominates.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Semi-sweet coffee w/cream lingers well after the finish.   Aside from Speedway Stout, this is likely a coffee lovers dream.   Sessionable coffee beer for sure.   Thanks Clark! Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sampled at the Ohio Labor Day gathering, provided by me via trade with OldGrowth. Deep red-brown body, light/thin off-white head. Big coffee and roasted malt aroma, which carried over into the coffee-dominated body, in addition to notes of baker’s chocolate. Medium-bodied, not too complex. I think I liked the Drayman’s Porter a bit better, with its lighter emphasis on coffee beans, but this sample luckily lacked the DMS problem. Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Acquired via trade. For a guy who can’t stand coffee I sure like it in beer. Very dark brown color with a medium thick and foamy dark beige head. Thick lacing that doesn’t move much. Strong roasted coffee aroma with a nice dark malt undertone. Medium-bodied with a tasty bitter coffee flavor. Strong roasty character with some sweet malt and smoke. The finish is pretty soft but retains some coffee bitterness. Overall a pretty enjoyable brew.
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Fresh, sweet coffee aroma overshadows the chocolate and roasted malt tones of the porter. Clear dark brown with low tan head that diminishes rapidly to ring. Chocolate and roasted malts again play second fiddle to coffee flavours with some leafy hops also notable. Medium-light body with somewhat watery texture and low carbonation. Sampled on cask at GBBF 2005. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Dark color and head. Both the aroma and flavor are roasted with strong coffee, it has a creamy texture. I did not get any hint of chocolate.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Silphium. Strong roasted coffee aroma with hints of mocha. Pours a dark brown with red hilights. Roasted coffee from start to finish with light chocolate. A touch of hops in the finish. This one seemed rather simple but really worked for me. Only knock was that it was a tad thin. BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours deep dark brown with a big tan head. Subtle aroma of coffee and milk?. Taste is coffee, roasted notes, slight hops. Very full, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee is present for sure, but not over the top. Well balanced. Awesome and underrated. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
Cask (GBBF): Subdued roast coffee aroma. Black with a dark brown head. Sweet choc, mild roast coffee. Touch of hops in the finish. Medium bodied and quite nice.