jjsint (3599) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from JSG Wine Merchants, Chesterton, Cambridge. Purplish brown, translucent. Flat. The aroma is overwhelmingly of coffee, although there are some pleasant notes of pumpernickel with caraway in here as well. Sweet taste with roasted malt and, again lots and lots of coffee. Not that I’m complaining - it’s nicely balanced - but it may not be the most nuanced beer you’re likely to have. Some welcome balancing sourness around the edges of the finish, and there’s plenty of carbonation in the body so not as flat as it looks. Very well put together. ttutony (949) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Dark brown with a chocolate and coffee aroma. Mid-full body. Lingering coffee flavors. Really delicious StoutBeerReviews (274) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Nice mild simple porter. light carb and light sweetness, its kinda milky on the backside which is nice. reminds me a bit more of a sweet stout than a regular porter, just not as creamy. was expecting more roast to come through but this wasnt the case. Still pretty nice overall. hauxe (1015) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Pours virtually black from the bottle and leaves a creamy, tan head. Aroma is used coffee grounds. Taste is mildly bitter with both coffee and dark chocolate notes. The overall combination left an odd peppery note in the mouth - as though I was eating a raw bell pepper on the side. Medium bodied. Was served to me a bit colder than I would like and thus a rerate candidate.
Rerated 05/17. Tasted plenty of coffee, less bell pepper. Overall score and impression unchanged. bp (924) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle while in Kona: pours black with a coffee aroma, taste is strong coffee flavor and some roasty malts, dry finish
Piw (1288) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
355ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Angenehme Röst- und Kaffeearomen. Leicht kohlensäurehaltig. Spritzig. Runder Abgang. Durchschnittlicher Körper. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Black. Light roast with a bit of smoked malt. Flavor is mild brown sugar and toast with roast malt. PugUglyBrewer (838) - - DEC 13, 2016
A middle of the road coffee Porter. Very thin body and faint in aroma and flavor. A good choice to knock bag with a steak dinner.
Kona brews better on the lighter side of the style spectrum with their golden ale and pales. Pintofjoe29 (62) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Pours the standard black with almost no head. Certainly smells the part...delicious roasty coffee dominates, with hints of mocha and vanilla. Taste is a muted version of the smell of this brew; coffee and toasted malt. I have to say that the mouthfeel is very disappointing for this one. When I enjoy a porter I expect a heartier chewier beer. This one is very thin and watery. Overall this one isn?t bad; aroma and flavor are on point. The thin watery palate is holding this porter back from being great tightslice (1523) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is coffee, slightly burnt coffee, roasted malts, sticks, caramel and toffee. Taste is slightly weaker version of the aroma with some tang and carbonation. Not bad.