Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Always happy to try a new beer from Scott at East End Brewing.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tannish head. The aroma is heavy on the coffee and roasted malt, as expected. However, I also get some spicy red pepper in the aroma which is a welcome surprise and goes very well with the other notes.
The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavors are coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. However, the cayenne pepper notes are also present. The only other porter I can remember getting this much cayenne pepper from is the Deschutes Black Butte XXI. I don’t remember the other people I shared the bottle with getting the pepper in the aroma or flavor so it may be there, or I could be imagining it.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
Dark brown pour, ligh brown head. Roasty and toasty aroma and flavor with some chocolate and coffee. Ok brew. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
(bottle - 1 L fliptop) Dark black with a thick and fluffy tan head. Rich and roasty coffee aroma with some mild chocolate notes. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Some very light sweetness but mainly a nice and bitter roasted coffee. Slightly thin-bodied but really good flavor. Bitter and lingering aftertaste. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and plenty of rich roasted coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla, smoke, and a touch of green pepper. Overall body is moderate. blutt59 (6628) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown pour with bubbly tan foam, aroma is spicy sumatran coffee, flavor of malty roast coffee, karo syrup and vanilla
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at friday night hotel tasting at EBF 2011.deyholla (12676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Appearance : Deep black with a small head.
Aroma : Peppery with roasted malt and light rubbery phenols.
Taste : Peppery with nice coffee and roasted malt. Dry finish with notes of coffee and light hops. Thin palate and weak finish.
Overall : .Nothing really exciting. Nice notes of coffee on the finish. Don’t like rubber...
Thanks to whoever shared this at the tasting after NotB. Poured a dark brown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of coffee with a bit of a dark chocolate backing and slight roast. Flavor began with strong coffee throughout with a bit of roasted malts but mainly coffee. j12601 (13473) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Had this at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white to beige head. Spicy jalapeno, coffee on the nose. Creamy, chocolate and toast. More jalapeno, coffee. Spicy pepper and roast, with some cocoa on the finish. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
1L swingtop shared with a buddy. Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy light brown head with average retention for a coffee beer and a good amount of lacing.
4.0 S: Not surprisingly, coffee is the main attraction here. Not too strong and not too weak, it works well with the base beer. Base beer is roasty, smoky, and grainy to an extent. Fairly dry with a touch of char.
3.5 T: Again, a good amount coffee, smoke, roasty barley, and a touch a char. Again this is dry. It’s good, but it could use some crystal malt or something to get some sweetness in there.
3.0 M: Mouthfeel suffers from the same problem in the taste. Not enough residual sugar so not enough body. Lighter medium body. Carbonation is at a good level, but it would be so much better coming out of a thicker, richer, creamier body.
3.5 D: Pretty good beer, but not worth the price. I bought two so I could see how it ages, but give me the bill for some FBS anyday over this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-10-2011 05:13:17 zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Flip top thanks to aliendan. Pours opaque black brown, thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, smoke. Flavor is coffee, caramel, anise, roasted nuts, pine, and smoke. Good porter, fairly bitter.