jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From the tap poured a dark brown/ black color with a small head. Flavor of coffee and toasted malt with a lingering aftertaste. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle, nice dark brown, almost black, with big frothy tan head. Great nose, with the Kona coffee coming thru. Smooth taste, minimal hops. good finish, a bit on the dry side. Overall a good Porter, especially when it is on sale. BT (127) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle at the Hilton Waikaloha, poured very dark, aroma burst out like a fresh brewed cup of coffee, dark cream-coffee colored head. Flavor was full and rich, 100% Kona helps the coffee flavors, malts added a nice bit a sweetness too. Thoroughly enjoyed...I hope the airport security enjoyed the 2 bottles I had to leave behind!!! ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Black brown pour with an off white head. Nose is roasted and coffee Taste is the same with a decent bitter finish. Very boring and highly quaffable. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Pours a dark brown to black with a small soapy tan head. Aroma is very much like a brewing pot of coffee, the essence of freshly brewed coffee is really noticable in this one, also there’s a hint of chocolate perhaps bitter cocoa powder in the nose. Flavor is much like the aroma and predominantly roasty coffee beans and a bittersweet chocolate taste. A little creamy and smooth going down with a little bit of similarity to that of a frappuccino. This brew has great coffee characteristics and as far as coffee goes it’s my 2nd favorite behind hitachino nest espresso stout. Add ice, cream and sugar and let’s get to work! Nice brew.
nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2008
12oz bottle. Deep black color with a minimal head. Smooth and creamy Porter, with mild coffee notes. Very delicate and well balanced. Somewhat dry finish, very little hop character. Quite an enjoyable, middle-of-the-road Porter. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle... Poured black with a light brown head. Smoked aroma with some mocha. Unabrasive palate that was easy to drink, smoked coffee flavors with butter malt. Great tasting beer. joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008.
Dark brown coloured with a meidum sized beige head.
Roasted aroam of coffee and hops.
Roasted flavour of coffee and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish. BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Poured from bottle. Light head lightly colored that disappeared quickly.
Slight coffee and chocolate undertone, mild coffee finish
Thin in body Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Wow, I love this. If a beer’s gonna have coffee in it then it might as well go head on and be loaded with it. This has that. Really fresh tasting too. I’m not coffee person but I love coffee flavor in my beer. Only complaint is that the palate is a bit weak; could stand to be a bit fuller/creamier.