brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours as dark as night with a half finger mocha colored head that dissipates quickly and leaves a ring of lacing on the glass. Smells of breakfast roast coffee, some roasted malts, maybe a hint of chocolate. Mostly just like a cup of coffee; nothing that stands out. Taste starts with the bold roasted coffee as well as some milk chocolate. Then in the middle, the coffee flavor stays, but is accompanied with some creamy malt (probably oatmeal) that lightens the bold coffee flavor. Then the finish is much of the same, with bold, yet smooth coffee. Also the milk chocolate comes back and is accompanied with some peat flavors on the very back end. Becomes more bitter and a little more complex as it warms. Nothing really stands out with the smell and taste, but the palate is nice. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a light medium body. Nice carbonation presence as well. Hoppin Frog is spot on with the silky mouthfeel. Have had more complex coffee porters. Not bad, but Hoppin Frog has much better offerings.
yourilevesque (1799) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Liquide brun, foncé et parfaitement filtré, qui lui donne des allures d’un cola plis que d’une bière. La mousse par contre est jolie: abondante, bine mousseuse mais sans rétention. Arômes de vieille poussière (pas de la jeune, non non, de la vieille) et d’un fruit asiatique maladroit. Une épice malveillante en bouche sur trame aqueuse. Un poivron vert, du jalapeno ainsi qu’un café de mauvaise qualité. Sans corps ni densité, sans arrière-goût. Une Lager noire au café?
Christos (5558) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Hoppin’ Frog Cafe Silk Porter) Bottle 650ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 6.2%
Dark brown to black colour on the body, tall beige head on top with good density and average retention.
Aroma of green peppers, coffee grounds, light chocolate, cold coffee.
Taste of coffee, light milky chocolate, green peppers.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Good but I expected a bit more.
bursprak (3061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Superbowl XLI. Blackish pour with a frothy tan head. Notes of milky chocolate, fruity coffee, light ash, vanilla and a light bitterness. Delicious!
llkc (2278) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft kaffe ristet malt mørk malt svag lakris smag kaffe ristet malt svag kakao tør karamel
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Fantastyczna, niezwykle intensywna kawa w aromacie.
kermis (12724) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at THT. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, cocoa, light vanilla and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (5184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at February THT. Black with light brown head. Lots of coffee, soft sour berries, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light ash, blackberries. Just medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice!
sjogro (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at THT Februari at "De Zuipschuit". Black with tan head, sweet roasted malts, sweetened coffee. Chocolate. Light sweet and deep dark roast. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice roasty finish.
GlasgowTAD (1751) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Himmeriget. Pours deep brown bordering on black with a stable, creamy thick light brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Taste is coffee bitter, molasses sweet, caramel sweet, chocolate, fruity coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
MelvinKalksma (1470) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, vanilla, cookies and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Super smooth and the added coffee adds so much flavour. The sweet start also benefits from this, where the loads of vanilla plus the coffee creates some damn tasty chocolate chip cookies. The aroma could have been stronger and the taste even better with some more beer ingredients.