enotheque (25) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Probably one of the best coffee porters I’ve tried: Coffee and hops provide two great types of bitter with some malt underlying to balance out the profile. Just enough coffee taste (and the right kind too, not the cheap coffee taste in others). Wonderful and one of the best of its kind. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of fresh brewed coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Thinnish mouth feel. sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours dark mahogany/brown with a very thin head and no lacing. I’ll have to deduct some points for that. Smells like an iced coffee, mildly sweet with burnt roastiness, chocolate bits and even vanilla beans. Quite a pleasant aroma. Flavoring is straight forward with roasted coffee, more along the lines of a breakfast blend then a bold dark bitter one. Chocolate malts round it out with a sweet finish. The mouth feel is a bit too light, but made for easy drinking. I am a coffee addict, so naturally I love coffee flavored beers. I do however prefer black extra bold blends. Joe Coffee Porter is a well made brew, but just a run of the mill porter. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy light brown head. The nose is nice dark roast coffee with some roasty malt, chocolate, and a nice citrusy note that seems like it comes from the coffee more than hops. The flavor showcases that nice citrusy coffee really well with some chocolate malt and some light bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied, a touch watery in texture with soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, a little too thin, but it is very easy drinking, I could throw down a few of these in a session. DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Did not like this one. Everything you’d expect from the name, dark malts, coffee, chocolate, but it was overpoweringly bitter in a way that I found unpleasant. If you frequently drink black coffee, and want to taste the same thing in your beer, then this is for you, but it’s not for me.
pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a small white head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, light citrus hops and a touch of roast. Taste is light chocolate, coffee, and some roast. Body is a bit on the thin side. Overall not a bad coffee brew, but nothing really made it stand out. Funknmilla (751) - WAYNE, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
12 oz bottle...a good solid brown color with a tan head that comes and goes on the swirl....strong burnt malts and super strong coffee(the kind that requires multiple trips to the toilet)...flavors are not a s pungent as aroma...but good....has light milk stout qualities....the coffee is more muddled than in the aroma....a burnt malt finish and a lip stickiness...average weight in the mouth zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor is coffee, smoke, and roasted malt. Body is on the thin side. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a small tan frothy cap.
Aroma: Medium roasted coffee beans.
Taste: Spent coffee grinds/old coffee, minerals, roasted malt and spicy Euro hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.
Overall: Would be so much better if the spent coffee flavor was out of the equation. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a jet black color, with a slight than head that fades quickly. The nose brings one of the most distinct coffee grounds characters I’ve experienced in a beer of this style. Quite appetising to a coffee lover. The palate replicates a similar flavor, before fading into a more mild note of chocolate. The finish is fairly dry, but leaves lingering notes of coffee. Overall, very good.