PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Fresh Market - 12 oz bottle - surprise find. Dark brown and purplish pour with a quickly fading light khaki head. Pleasant powdered cocoa aroma with hints of roasted coffee. Chocolaty flavor with hints of coffee, potting soil, very earthy. Finishes with a licorice-like sweet aftertaste. Average mouthfeel. Overall, much better than expected. robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2007
pours a midnight black with a touch of ruby, small tan head that doesn’t feel like staying around.
smell is burnt coffee, roasted malts, touch of cocoa.
taste is coffee, coffee and more coffee, nice creamy mouth-feel, don’t taste any cocoa as i would expect, bit tanginess on the back-end but not really a bitter.
not to impressed with this one. Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Poured close to black with a nice beige head. Aroma, as you’d expect is of coffee. Taste is smooth but the addition of coffee has been overdone. The trick is to add unusual flavors gently so they don’t overwhelm the beer. The folks at Kona have a long way to go to perfect this artform. Even the finish tastes more like cold coffee than a porter. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Aroma has a nice dry coffee scent in it. Color is good deep black with a slight purple tone. Carbonation is low with a nice thin tight head. Taste is clean and coffee like. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth. Finish comes on with a nice coffee flavor that is roasted and smooth. This turns sweet for a moment then ends clean with an after taste that fads in with a dry feel of tasted coffee. This is a very good coffee flavored Porter that would be great on a nice winter day. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Draught, Archer Ale House
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2007
More or less black with dark brown head. Coffeeish nose with a hint of chocolate. Beaniness leads, definitely vegetal but this is tampered by a warm sugary body. Slight toast and milk chocolate but mostly cozy pale malts. Comforting rainy day brew.
The beer decamps the 12-ounce bottle a rich deep brown to black with sparkling ruby highlights, the moderate creamy light tan head, crowns the glass, upon its demise, the lacing forms a surrounding sheet on the glass. Nose has a deep rich coffee aroma, sweet malt and chocolate back it up superbly, Start has a pleasing roasted grain presence, sweet with a nice twang at the back, top is light to moderate in feel to the palate. Finish as a beneficent acidity, the hops delectable, and the coffee like taste carries to the slightly bitter dry end, a fine porter, quite a nice drinking beer this one. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
what an interesting find at my local grocery store.this store usually sticks to the macro crap.Pleased to see this there.Poured dark with no light escaping thru it with a nice lacing khaki head.lots of roasted coffee and chocolate on the nose.flavor was full on coffee with some bitterness and roastedness.Big bitter coffee finish. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Pretty much what you’d expect from a Porter with coffee flavors.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Currently playing: Howard Stern show.
Pours black with lacey tan head. Nice coffeehouse aromas. Taste is a little underwhelming, thin body. Faint coffee finish. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2007
10/11/07 From the bottle. Aroma is solid roast malt that seems like a mix of almost all the malt flavors you can think of, with what I can only describe as a haze of coffee floating over it. Appearance is dark brown with a low off-white head. Flavor is slightly sour bitter roast malt with a ton of chocolatey coffee flavors and no hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium/high bodied and has a strong carbonic/roast texture. Overall, this is interesting but not as easy drinking as I’d like; would like to try after aging for a while.