jrodooo5 (1636) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Very good aroma & as advertised, very Java / coffee like in flavor. It’s a tad on the thin side but this beer is quite good nevertheless! LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, nuts, chocolate malt. Flavor of sweet roasted malt, coffee grounds, espresso, chocolate malt. Plenty of fresh coffee, a touch of sweetness, and nice porter backbone. Excellent Java Porter!
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5) hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass this was a black color with a small tan foam cap. Nose of roasted coffee. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and citrus. Finishes with a lot of roast bitterness. Very nice. Strykzone (7299) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Black. A coffee nise and it is a nit swampy. Roadted coffee flavor with big malts. Nice citrus hops. Pleasant. Travlr (24259) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Clear deep maroon brown color, brown head. Huge coffee ground aroma. Taste is earthy coffee. Delicious.
ineedbeer (2147) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes taken during the Great Nebraska Beer Festival.
Aroma has a nice, moderately strong, roast coffee aroma with some malt notes of light roast and moderate chocolate. A hint of green pepper with some light dark fruit esters.
Pours a dark brown with a small, thick, tan head with decent retention.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with quite a bit of freshly roasted coffee. Medium light roast malt note with moderate chocolate notes. Medium low bitterness with a light astringency. Low dark fruit esters, mostly plum and berries.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium light carbonation. Medium low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
An alright coffee beer, but I prefer my coffee to have a character more similar to a cold pressed coffee. The astringency was a bit higher than I would prefer. Malt balance was really nice as were the low dark fruit esters. kambei70 (1035) - - MAY 4, 2014
Draft from brewery. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is big roasted coffee and some chocolate. Taste is the same.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jahshuwuh (567) - USA - MAY 4, 2014
Dark cola color with a small amount of khaki head that lingers around the rim. Smells of vegetal strong black coffee, anise. Taste is a strong coffee, roasted malt, a little chocolate and anise like sweetness, low carbonation, dry. A good roasted quality overall and coffee smells and tastes are very strong, earthy coffee. Good overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a tan head. Nose is a touch acidic. Plenty of roasted malt, lots of coffee, and chocolate. A touch of molasses and toffee. Flavor is mildly sweet. Lots of coffee, a light spicy note, and some toffee and molasses sweetness. Decent roast, chocolate, and coffee grounds.