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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.

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3.2
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sample at Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Pours dark brown with beige head. the aroma is Latin American coffee, ash, some raisin. The flavor is rich with coffee, but the coffee seems to lack freshness. There is also some raisin and ash and a bit of resiny hops.

3.5
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG- Pour is dark brown, Nose is heavy coffee, dark chocolate malts, alcohol...Taste is chocolate malts, coffee, acidity, earth...Palate is bold, with coffee..A nice coffee porter.

3.9
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
There is a medium hit of light and silky coffee on the nose but that is then replaced with pure, straight up milk chocolate. And that flavor dominates the rest of the 12oz. And I mean that in the best possible sense. The coffee flirts underneath and as it warms a bit more coffee ground bitterness does rear its head but primarily this is like hot chocolate and I liked it.

4.2
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle, received via trade with bluesandbarbq First, a big thanks to Louis for sending me this beauty. A stunning beer from beginning to end. I’ve had a few of their beers and their Mocha Stout had been my favorite, but this is now king of the hill. It pours out a dark brown/black body with a thick, creamy medium/dark tan head. Long lasting throughout the glass. It doesn’t get much better than that. Aroma is chock full of coffee/chicory goodness. You could say that’s it’s one dimensional but it’s a great dimension...lol. The flavor opens up a little more and has a little more depth than the flavor, and coming to the porter party is coffee’s good friend chocolate. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I also got some chocolate chip cookie in this beer...crazy. Mouthfeel is spot on, silky smooth..full and round and it really helps support the flavors crashing around on the palate. I couldn’t have been more happier with this product and those in the south should celebrate this beer whenever possible. It reminds me in many ways of Meantime’s coffee porter or Midnight Sun’s coffee porter, but this is better than those two I think.

4.1
Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Thunderstruck pours a rich deep brown black with a thin mocha head. Nose is rich nutty roast coffee with hints of carmelized brown sugar. Taste is a slightly dry coffee tasting roasty rich deep and nutty goodness. body is just a hair shy of silky and a bit bubbly. finishes with good bitters and black coffee. nice rich coffee flavored beer.

3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
tasting on 1/19/12. dark brown pour with a 1/2" tan head. big roasted coffee nose with chocolate malts. light to medium body with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. dry roast finish. could use a bigger body but the coffee notes are great. very drinkable.

3.5
bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours an opaque black into the glass, with a hint of mahogany to the fringes. The head is tan and substantial, leaving spiderweb lacing. The nose is of deep coffee roasted aromas. Flavors are dry, of freshly brewed roasted dark coffee beans, with roasted smoky bitters adding a slight acrid acidity to the finish. This occurs by entering a light Sanka instant coffee into the mix. With a slick mouthfeel and substantive body, the bean grounds seem to age quickly at the back end of the palate. This coffee offering serves best in the cold months, and is a drier take on the abounding java styles. However, if you’re like my late grandfather, and love this "style" of coffee, it won’t disappoint.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle. The aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate, and black bread. The flavor is sweet, malty, and mildly bitter. The palate is medium, chalky, and smooth. Overall, this is a light, well balanced, and flavorful beer.

3
JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Appearance: near black, with one finger of medium tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: shockingly, coffee notes dominate a base of chocolate malts. Taste: acidic, almost citrusy roast coffee over bitter dark chocolate, black bread, vanilla, and salted caramel. Finish: bitter and a little lactic/acidic, with dry, roasty coffee notes remaining for awhile. Notes: A decent enough porter for sure, but the coffee note was just a bit too acidic for my tastes. Palate was also a bit watery. This much coffee needs more of a robust porter base.

4
jjgmd (2162) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark opaque brownish black pour. Small mocha head. Aroma is all coffee with heavy chicory. The porter is mostly coffee, especially espresso with roasted bark. Finish is smooth, slightly bitter and lasting. Quite an easy drinking porter, may have it for breakfast tomorrow. Quaff Score ( drinkability with hearty enjoyment ) 8 / 10


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