Bill Becker (1773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017 boobooi (28) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit on the bitter side.Caramel, coffee, roasty smell and flavour. If you enjoy black coffee and porters, try this one.
From Nov 2007
Another brew I got in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave!
It pours from 341ml bottle a very dark brown with just the slightest reddish hue and a near 2 finger head of tannish foam. It recedes to a fine layer over time and it has some good lacing.
The smell is nice..I get coffee , roasted malt, and a touch of chocolate.
The taste kind of fooled me; The first thing I noticed on my palate was a dark chocolate flavour followed by coffee(yeah, it starts to take over after the first sip) and roasted malt and there's some sweet malt kicking it up in the backgound. There's a bitterness there that I figure comes from both the coffee and the dark chocolate and it's absolutely delicious. The mouthfeel is medium bordering on heavy and the carbonation is light. Very easy drinking, this son of a gun, and so smooth on the tongue. Man, I could kick back a few of these. To tell you the truth, I'm not a huge fan of coffee)I prefer tea) but the few "Coffee" brews I've had have realy impressed me....
Bottom line: Another very nice Porter that I can only recommend. Thanks again, Dave. It was another excellent sample to throw in as an extra!! mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Thanks to Luc for this one! Pours a very dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves good to very good lacing. Nose is of coffee for sure but not quite the bright and freshly roasted one you’re used to. Maybe it is the mix with all the roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate (lactose?) that is throwing me off, though. Taste is lightly ashy, a bit acidic and offers more chocolate and that lactose sweetness. Body is light, carbonation moderate and it feels a little bit thin overall. Still a fair coffee porter. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was vanilla, brewed coffee, toasty malts and moderate bitterness. The flavor was rather bitter with sourish brewed coffee, roasty malts and floral hops. Long finish. Medium body. Ok. Lovecrash42 (12) - Cardiff, WALES - DEC 26, 2015
An easy go-to of porters, I often pick this up when having a couple over company. Deeply coffee but still light on the tongue, Mill Street always wins in wafting aroma. Be happy to hold this and sip it back, letting the sweetness settle on one’s tongue. CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Half a finger of tan head, fades quickly and clings to edge of glass. Dark brown colour. Aroma is strong of cold steeped sweetened coffee, roasty. Very strong coffee flavour, thin and slightly acrid. Strong roast, dark bitter chocolate in the finish. Med carbonation. Nice coffee beer, but the porter character is very subdued,
Bamsen78 (5561) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from the brewpub in Ottawa. Pours hazy very dark brown with creamy, stable light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and malt, with estery notes and touches of coffee. Roasty flavour with notes of coffee and malt and touches of oats and hops. Subtle hints of metal. Estery and slightly coffelike and lactic aftertaste. Decent. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Black with a large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dates. Medium-light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate with only a hint of coffee roast/bitterness. Taste is chocolate with a hint of coffee with vanilla creamer. cmacklin (1305) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black with a large, short lived, light brown head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and liquorice with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Smith. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet dark grains and coffee with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts but finish is mainly sweet dark grains. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Obscure et mince, cette bière possède une petite mousse claire, et un nez chocolaté, velouté et cafféiné. La bouche est également mince, passablement même, avec une finale amère qui tient du café. Les malts n’arrondissent pas le liquide, mais viennent quand même l’enrichir dans sa complexité. Presque désaltérante, bien équilibrée au final, elle ne détonne pas mais sa réussite est indéniable.