jookos (7267) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
[email protected]jake65 (4034) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Black, thin head. Roasted, dry coffee beans, dark chocolate on nose. Medium bodied, dry. Delightfully chocolate coffee-y. Good flavours, good intensite. Not overpowering though, remains drinkable. Slightly ashy, but good chocolate finish. Pretty nice.
Bottle: Perfect score on appearance; near black with two fingers of creamy brown head. Nice topper throughout and light lacing. Nose is intense with fresh espresso, roast, and cocoa. A coffee lover’s dream. Intense coffee flavors build throughout with a light bittersweet chocolate finish, but enough espresso to balance. Plenty of roast. For a moment, in the middle, I thought it was a little dry or chalky, but this fades away. The only negative (minor) seems to be the transition of flavors being a little rough, edgy if you will. Maybe just a little more emphasis on mocha or cocoa could smooth this out and I’d be jumping up and down all day long. Overall it’s really quite good, just shy of excellent, as it meets my every expectation of a coffee porter. pintbypint (4015) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
500ml brown bottle. 6% abv on label. Brown pour, thin brown head. Roasted coffee nose. Taste has black coffee up front and some chocolate, caramel and some late sweetness. Lots of coffee bitterness that lingers and some chocolate aftertaste. Medium body and mild carbonation. A nice coffee porter. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
In short: A rich nutty-alty dark brown ale with moderate fresh coffee beans presence. _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed with some age on it.
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small tan head.
In long: As expected the nose is mostly about roast and coffee beans, very typical but always inviting coffee beer aroma The aroma also has notes of nutty caramel which hints that this will something different than the usual coffee stout/porter. In mouth the beer is full body, a texture that is on the creamy side and a generous carbonation. Plenty of delicious nuts and caramel upfront, a bite in a pecan pie, nutty brownies. Delicious cereals here. The coffee is a lot less present than in the aroma which is fine, a moderate presence of fresh coffee beans that blends extremely well with the creamy nutty caramelized backbone. A good presence of leafy hops (fresh tobacco) that keeps the sweetness in check. List here on ratbeer as a Porter, to me in was some kind of rich nutty brown ale with coffee. Very impressed by this beer, an unexpected pleasant surprise. I loved this beer, lots of people didn’t, and that’s what’s amazing about ratebeer, the way someone from another continent can drink a beer and rate it and thanks to ratebeer I can be sitting at my home thousands of miles away and despise the opinion of this person.
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily dark brown with a huge frothy and fizzy mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and very tiny sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, green bell peppers, moist soil, charred wood, bitter chocolate, hay and brown sugar. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with toasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, raw green bell peppers, hay, cocoa powder, roast paprika, charred wood and caramel. Mouthfeel is round, tiny roasted tart and medium bodied. finish is bitter and sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, roasted paprika, caramel, bitter chocolate, hay and charred wood. Rather meh...
Frulertruler (136) - San Rafael, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2013
Botella. Café y más café con ligeros toques ahumados. Acaba dejando un largo postgusto a café que dura largo tiempo. Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Hazy, very dark brown colour and a medium brown head. Notes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma. Moderately sweet and bitter taste. The beer is medium-bodied with a quite oily texture and soft carbonation. I’ve tried better porters. cards04 (2962) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
A Decent Porter. Pours a shit brown. Aromas of smoky meat and coffee. Similar flavors. Not bad. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Black beer with a rich beige head. Roasted aroma, cocoa, tar, leather, fruity, hay, ash, cigarettes, floral notes, a little sourish. Roasted coffee and ash flavor, caramel, spicy, figs, tar, floral notes. Slightly thin bodied. Roasted coffee and tar finish. rederic (3345) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
500ml bottle, batch 442, dark brown color, with a bubbly tan head, with a nice yeasty, dark dried fruit, chocolate, mochaish, espresso nose, with some mild chocolate cake, chocolate milk, earthy roasted ground coffee bean accents, with a chocolate praline, brownie note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good yeasty, chocolate cake, café latte, coffee mocha, chocolate milkshake, espresso, black coffee character, with a nice milky lactose sweetness, chocolate milk, toasted, black, wheat, toasted, roasted malty flavours, leading towards a yeasty, sweet milkyish lactose sugar, chocolatey, lingering mocha coffee, roasty bittering finish.