GarrettB (1550) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 7th, 2014 - To round out our round of tasters, my drinking partner and I dive into the thick and unctuous Beeruccino. Beginning with a lovely and inviting coffee aroma, a few more sniffs reveals tiramisu in the scent. The flavor focuses more on the coffee notes, having dropped the tiramisu that I caught on the aroma. But nevertheless, this is "good" coffee. The flavors are akin to well-roasted beans, with lots of flavor coming from both the dark malts and the added coffee ingredients.
matthewjk (1089) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2017
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hello there Helms, this hit pretty high for me: powerful coffee notes and smooth as hell. Maybe a little too rounded-- I like an offensive bite of acidity in a coffee porter. Overall, a great brew and I do believe my first from this brewery. 22oz bomber
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle with a Jan. 2016 bottling date served in a Fat Cat glass.
Pours dark brown with a weak head. Black and opaque in the glass.
OK aroma that dominated by roasted grains.
Flawed flavor with ample dark roasted grain and a moderate amount of coffee, but the coffee carries some old wet grind notes and there’s a hint of contamination. Some earthy hops (too much) and faint black pepper too.
Good, smooth, full body with near medium carbonation.
JohnnyJ (5485) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Coffee, roast, notes of vanilla, slightly peppery, and malt. Ok coffee beer.
bytemesis (7744) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, medium tan head, dissipates pretty quickly with some residual and lacing. Aroma is coffee, heavy roasted malts, molasses. Flavor is odd, light sweet with a sickly note to it, not pleasant. Coffee and lemon juice, molasses left in the sun, super burned malts soaked in water. Acrid and somewhat tart. Light sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body. Infection city? Mine was not a gusher like Travlr’s bottle, but still a big time Nope.
ryanhunter_4 (242) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint poured at helms brewing company in San Diego. Pours a dark brown with a slight beige head. Smells like coffee. Tastes like coffee hops and vanilla. Really nice beer.
Travlr (23293) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2016
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Massive aggressive gusher. Opaque cloudy brown color, massive beige head that continues to rise over the top of the glass. Aroma of cafe au lait and chocolate bars. Taste is sour chocolate, aggressive bubbly mouthfeel I got an evil bottle, apparently. Beautiful aroma, but undrinkable.
balboaraiders (4) - - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, talk about coffee city. From the aroma to the taste and even the aftertaste this was a fun beer.
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Did a full flight at Helm’s tasting room. This was their most bold beer of the day. Easy to explain. Lots of coffee. It was still light bodied to go down easy.
Bricks (1074) - Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark as night with beer head. Smell is of fake smokiness, Taste is very sweet vanilla, espresso taste w/ a sour tilt.