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RATINGS: 221   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, NCs Dynamite Roasting Co.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2484) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours dark as black coffee with a clingy beige head. Aroma of medium roast coffee, spent grains. Flavor is caramel, multigrain bread, good coffee flavor with mild bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5980) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Crazy Expresso taste. Coffee beans and water. Black pour with white head. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville. Almost too much coffee going here but still enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Pours dark inky brownish black with medium thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is big fresh coffee and dark roasty chocolate malts. Taste is rich, very dark chocolate malt... nice charred notes without tasting burnt. Coffee flavors are there, but less so than the aroma and are dominated by the heavy roasty flavory. Tough to pick between this and the Oatmeal Porter... the coffee flavor here is a wonderful match for the dark chocolate malt notes, though it lacks the overall smoothness the Oatmeal Porter has. Maybe a hair shy of the Oatmeal, but this is very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa, roasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, and some raw cocoa notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Aroma is like fresh coffee. Taste is more coffee with a light toasty malt underbelly. Some carbonation, but overall its a light bodied brew with lots of coffee, lots.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Man, I love beers with coffee in em. Absolutely love em. This one by Highland doesnt really bring any innovation to the genre, but its still delicious and well made. I could drink a lot of this. Sampled at Knoxville brewers jam. 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12oz bottled November 1, 2011. Served at around 55F.

Pours dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that leaves spotty lacing and holds a small creamy cap.

Aroma is roasted premium coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, straightforward, but good...especially the coffee.

Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel & bread, some acidity and bitterness but there is some underlying sweetness not unlike a sweet stout. Minimal to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy with good carbonation.

Very tasty coffee brew. The coffee comes through best in the aroma but still is pretty front and center in the flavor as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4657) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark black with chestnut brown edges and one finger of tan head. Nose is very nice, molasses and sweet java notes. Lots of chocolate and a light roast. Coffee flavor is a tad weak. Spent grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Noticeable acidity from the coffee and dark grain. Medium body with a slightly thin feel and almost absent carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bought a 12-pack of this and almost forgot to rate it. Pours nearly black, just brown around the edges. Pours with a small head, but otherwise mostly flat. Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa nibs. Yum. Taste is a bit thin, as is the palate. Extra love for the cheap price tag.


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