ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange, 12/7/12
Karstenborg (1145) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma: The nose is coffee malts, with some caramel and chocolate notes as well
Appearance: It pours a nice clearish brown color with a slight orange hue and a beige head
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet and a little roasty, fairly malty, with a light coffee bitterness
Palate: It has a medium body, leaning light, it is smooth, creamy, and a little chalky, and a lightly dry finish
This one felt pretty solid to me. It has a nice mouthfeel and a decent flavor. There’s a nice coffee component as you’d expect. Solid stuff, but I’ve had plenty of more interesting coffee beers.
Bottle. Dark with a lot of coffee flavor. Light body with an intens taste of coffee Plovmand (8621) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Thanks karstenborg for sharing! Pours almost clear brown with a medium beige head. Mostly roasted bitter coffee notes in aroma and flavour. Coffee Bean like finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Very dark with a lot of coffee flavor. Thick but with no head. The nose had a bit of hops but mostly dominated by coffee, leather and malt notes. It had a decent mouthfeel, not too smooth, and finished quickly. If you like coffee -- really like coffee- then check it out. If you’re not a coffee fan, stay away. jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades rather quickly. Huge aroma of fresh coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste of iced coffee and bittersweet chocolate up front with hints of black liquorice and dark fruit. Somewhat thin on the palate with a bit too much carbonation. Finish is a slightly bitter (but nice) coffee taste that lingers for a few moments. Definitely recommended for the Porter fans out there! Very well done.
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours very dark brown\ black. Thin ring of tan foam. Aroma of green coffee beans. Not much scent of roasted malts or anything else just beans, maybe some peppers. Loads of roast in the flavor of the beer. Heavy coffee roast bitterness, burnt grain character. Well balanced. Creamy texture, thin bodied. An excellent Porter, at the first sip. I just can’t believe the intensity of the coffee bean aromas. (3409) DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bought a 12fl oz bottle of this @ The QuarterDeck in Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head Island, SC) for $5. Poured from the Red/Orange/Yellow Labeled bottle w/ a Palmetto tree on the front into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has no sign of a freshness date on the bottle.
Aroma- Very roasty and has a very unfamiliar coffee aroma. Must be their local roaster blended into the brew.
Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies almost immediately. Has a deep, opaque brown body and leaves a few suds behind on the glass.
Flavor- Very malty and coffee roast apparent as well. Has a sweet beginning to end taste and a light bitterness level.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Roasty, and has one of the highest Coffee/Roast endings of any porter I’ve had to this day! Very nice!
Overall Impression- Wow! For not ever hearing about this Porter, the coffee ending was huge! Highly recommend for those porter fans and looks like this one is widely available in SC. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours all head. Creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, leafy hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2012
pours black with an off white head that quickly disappears. the aroma is roasty, with strong coffee notes. the flavor is roasted barley, caramel, and strong after tones of coffee on the finish. As the palate is a thin to medium body, that finished smooth, with very little bitterness. Overall this is pretty good. acethom (1) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
This is my first try at this type of beer but it definitely was enjoyable. First had it on draft at a local oyster roast so temperature may have something to do with the aroma and overall taste. Also bought a 6 pack at the local grocery store and the taste was not as pronounced as the draft. Coffee lover so this was right up my alley with the expresso.