IndianaRed (4869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2017 danbierman (20) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a finger of mocha head. Smells of roasted malts and strong coffee scent. Taste confirms the nose, lots of roasted malts, smoky background. Clean creamy finish, medium bodied. Overall a very good Porter from Grand Teton, another great entry from their Cellar Reserve series.
Black with a tan head. Thick blankets of lacing. Nice roast aromas and flavors. Clean finish for a pretty big beer. Fairly bitter as well. Some sharp campfire roast at the end. Not a lot of coffee, but complimentary. dnstone (3446) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Pours an opaque black with thick tan head. Roasty chocolatey aroma. Big and smooth roasty.
Notes: on tap at the brew pub, June ’17 tntracey (91) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Tastes like a Porter should. Well balanced and hearty. Good coffee undertones. Great on a winter night in front of the pot belly stove. Cold front pushed through in June, so here I’ve switched from IPA back to Porter. Sweet! chinchill (5163) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2017 On tap in Boise Idaho and at the brewpub.
Essentially black body with s decent head and good lacing.
Good coffee aroma with dark roasted grains.
Flavor follows with strong finish of coffee, dark grains and spicy hops. Good balance including excellent sweet bitter balance. andrewje41 (4087) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2017
750 mL bottle poured, thanks to Dustin. Cool to try this one, after trying the barrel aged version last year. Would prefer to try them in the other order, but that’s cool. Dark, near black pour with a cream foam head. A huge coffee aroma here, as expected. Bitter coffee roast flavor, but doesn’t have a boozy imperial feel to it. Coffee and cream in a beer, with some caramel. A delicious treat of a porter. Awesome.
drpimento (3714) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2017
The main that stands out is the natural balanced coffee blended with dark malt. Very smooth, balanced beer. AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
750 ml Bottle, 2016 vintage. Tan head that lasted throughout the snifter. Aroma is mild coffee, mild chocolate, mild grain. The flavor is decent amount of coffee, body is backed by chocolate and light roast. The texture has a velvet texture. Panzuriel (2324) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance: Deep dark brown. Two fingers of tan foam.
Nose: Deeply roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate bitters and roasted nuts
Taste: More of the nose. Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Earthy. Touch of sweetness.
Body: Fuller and creamier.
Parting thoughts: A big coffee porter. Breweries are doing well incorporating local coffee roaster’s premium products into beer. I would love to see this continue.
JStax (6997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2017
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has notes of toffee, roasty coffee, molasses, and bitter dark chocolate. Roasty and moderately bitter throughout. Bigger body and slightly chewy. Moderate carbonation. deyholla (11902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap at Haute Dish. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has dark grains and strong coffee with some roasted malts underlying. Flavor combines dry roasted malts and coffee with bitter dark grains backing.