fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
bottle from Total Wine at home 11Feb11 pours dark brown with a thin tan head that has spotty lacing down the glass. Aroma is mild roast, almonds and thin coffee. Flavor is bread malts, light roast and coffee kiln with a touch of bitter roast and coffee in the finish. Carbonation is moderate to heavy and keeps the beer feeling light for a porter. I love coffee beers but this one is different in that it’s not an overload of coffee but rather a nice roasted bean or coffee malt flavor that adds a layer of character. That coupled with the $6.50 a sixer price tag makes this a nice pick up for a session porter. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours dark brown, off white head from bottle. Aroma has notes of roast, coffee, slight chocolate. Taste is mostly coffee up front, some nice notes of roast and caramel, with a slightly bitter and slightly sweet finish. Slightly thin, and a bit weak on the palate. Overall, not bad! BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Deep sasparilla brown-black body with a thin chocolate cover. Lovely cold-brewed coffee nose with clean coffee ground roast. The body is quite ale-like with an infusion of easy roast coffee--quite nice. A quite respectable, and highly sessionable coffee brew. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee and sweet malt. Flavor is coffee with a light sweetness. Then roasty malt and ashy smoke bringing up a bitter finish. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
On tap at Papago. Pours deep black with a 1 finger foamy brown head. The nose is coffee, lacto and roast. The taste is coffee and chocolate with a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice porter.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
I had this from a 12oz bottle.
Black pour with a nice off-white head, the flavor starts off a bit dry then gets creamy and even a touch lactic. Strykzone (7557) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Enjoyed a couple of pints at Peel. Very close to black with a steady layer of tan head. A kind of funky aroma with coffee. Coffee is dominant throughout here. There is a bit of cocoa. Underneath are some nice hops that add some bitterness and spiciness. Feel was substantial and smooth. A nice beer. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours black with an amber tint around the edges and a large brown head. Smells of hickory sticks and coffee. Tastes of both with added notes of malt, cream, and grit (however true, I cannot say). Respectable. jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Black Hills Beer Fest - Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Coffee aroma is fantastic! Rich, roasty, and smooth. Tastes of heavy roast, bittersweet cocoa, and coffee (duh). Nicely done. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured a jet black color with a one finger tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor was burnt notes, some roasted flavors, caramel, and coffee. Long finish. Good beer