riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Kind of a creamy coffee nose, light sweetness in there. Perhaps a hint of wet dog. Not the best aroma I have encountered. Poured dark brown, nice creamy head. The flavor is more somewhat subdued coffee, mocha, and earth. Light sweetness throughout. Not what I expected really, I had higher hopes for this one. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured black and smooth with thick, fast dissipating beige head. Little lacing. Full aroma, malt and coffee, Medium bodied, with roast notes, coffee accents and a creamy feel. Malty finish. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On tap @ Bridgeport on Hawthorne. Pours a slick black darkness with a frothy cocoa colored crema. Aroma is of roast coffee. Fairly full bodied mouthfeel leads to a well-balanced roast profile. No acrid or sour burnt flavors. Sweetness balances nicely. Roasted coffee aspect adds to the complexity of this porter, very nicely matched. Relatively low abv coffee beers are less prominent than their beefy alcoholic cousins. However this one found balance. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
120z ,part of a 6 pack from West salem,Safeway.$5.99
LOvelly dark looking porter....dark almost black beer with a luscious, frothy,thick tan head. A thing of beauty.
WOAH..aroma is great wafts of fresh ground French maybe Italian roast coffee..some chocolate malt rounds it out. Outstanding for a coffee lover like me!
Taste is the same..very coffee like..really does do a great job..some thick toasted malts ..no real hops.
Marvelous smooth latte like palate..wonderful stuff.
I really love this ..its a REAL coffee porter.
Great for us bean fiends..maybe not so much for others. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Solid black pour, creamy brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate and very minimal coffee. Taste is mostly milky sweet, again little to no coffee at all. This could be because I have been drinking excellent coffee porters for the last two days. Kettlehouse Joe Bong and Big Sky Cowboy Coffee put this beer to shame as far as coffee goes. However, this beer is very good. As it warms I get more coffee and a bitter finish. Smooth texture, easy drinking.....Another bottle, early morning, first beer of the day. I’m getting more coffee than before since my tastebuds arent wrecked. Good stuff.
BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Coffee colored body topped with a lightly tanned head. Crisp, roasty coffee nose with a chocolate-covered espresso bean character. You can smell the fresh grind. The flavor is deliciously roasted coffee, but refined--and again the chocolate-covered espresso bean character seeps through the palate. An intimation of chocolate, yet this is still, all about the coffee. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle at Bier Stein. Thin brown pour, small tan head. Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee. No depth of complexity to this one in the slightest, just some coffee. Meh. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle... Poured black with a tan head. Nose had lots of coffee, some malted tones. Tasted of mocha, coffee, vanilla bean, some chalky tones and malts. No roast on this, just lot of noticeable coffee flavors. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bridgeport Brewing Company--CAFE’ NEGRO Coffee Infused Porter--Embrace your Dark Side--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy lasting big mocha head. Sediment. Opaque obsidian black color. Mild hop dark roast coffee front. Dry sweet unbitter burnt dark malt light crusty coffee no fruit rich thin textured body. Dry mild hop crisp refreshing Porter end. Very drinkable. Sampled 12/20/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle when first sighted on 12/20/2010.