anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2008
On tap @ Iron Springs poured a clear dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla with a smooth lingering malty finish. BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Iron Springs. Very dark pour with a brown head. Rich chocolate on the nose. Palate is moderate. Taste is chocolate and a hint of coffee. Bitter finish. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Date: July 08, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of coffee
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out touch of dark fruit, light coffee adds depth
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Draft. Mahogony brown beer with an off-white head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of roast. Chocolate and roast flavor with coffee backing tones. Medium bodied. Coffee not overpowering.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Big coffee roast aroma. Beige head. Black and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp coffee roast finish. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
On tap at Lanesplitter in Berkeley, CA. It pours a deep dark amber with creamy mocha head. Excellent lacing. The aroma has a burnt malts to large scale burntness followed by roasted coffee beans. The taste ushers in burnt malts, mild roasted coffee beans and sweet malts mixed with a hint of molasses. Toward the finish I get mild chocolate malts. Pretty darn yummy. Sledutah (7792) - Utah, USA - JAN 31, 2010
On tap at the BN Winters Brew Fest 1/30/10 joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Appearance: Black with a nice tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate
This was alittle thin and watery, but a good porter.
On nitro tap at Whole Foods Dublin. It pours a dark brown/black color with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is coffee and dark cocoa. Kinda weak, but may be partly because of the nitro. The flavor is straight black coffee. Dry, medium/light body. No astringency. A tad watery for the ABV, but again could be because of the nitro treatment. It could use a bit more sweetness. Good. I usually like nitro stouts, but this may be one that’s better with CO2. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Black with a creamy tan head. Deep strong freshly ground coffee aroma with chocolate notes. Nice dark roasted drip coffee taste with notes of chocolate and lemon.