BarrysHomebrew (11) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
I hope this makes a comeback! So few porters are being made theses days.
This was nice and roasty without being astringent. Coffee nose and subtle flavour. Hops were balanced as not to distract from the joe. Contains caffeine, so don’t drink too many at night. Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. pours black with a loose creamy tan head. big coffee nose with tons of chocolate and roast hanging around. creamy medium body with soft carbonation . coffee, chocolate, and roast on the palate, long coffee finish, very nicely done BigMike (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours black with no light coming through and a one finger head thats thin and disappears quickly.
This has the greatest coffee smell of any beer i’ve ever had. it literally smells like i just ground up some fresh coffee beans and put them in this pint glass. Its a beautiful thing. A slight touch of chocolate but over all its all coffee.
Great coffee flavor. Theres not much else but coffee going on here and i’m ok with that.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Somewhat watery but smooth and light moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is pretty good if you’re a coffee lover like myself. This one could use just a bit more substance. I thought it was a little thin. Smell is right on and flavor is pretty good but it could use a bit more body. I have it say it’s a lot better then the java head stout i had last week.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap at the Hulmeville Inn as part of a sampler flight for $1.25. 5% ABV. Opaque brown with a thick tan head. Coffee aroma is light but very present in the taste. Roasted malt wins out. Caramel middle and dark crisp finish. Short lived, crisp finish.
originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/2009/01 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2010
THOUGHTS: If you like coffee, you’ll like this.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that looked black when not held to light with a small to average, tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was a little weak, but had moderate roasted, caramel and coffee malts; coffee beans and ground coffee. Lots of coffee. The initial flavor was lightly to moderately sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was sweet, acidic, bitter and slightly sour. The flavor was a little weak, but had sweetened coffee with a little cream, sour coffee, coffee beans and coffee grounds. The medium to full body was creamy and then a bit dry with fizzy carbonation and a chalky and moderately astringent finish.
beerdude1973 (1) - USA - DEC 4, 2009 does not count
Outstanding quality Porter with some very nice and distinct (which was expected) coffee flavors. Good looking pint of beer which will be a perfect comanion for those cool winter nights. 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. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
This was excellent as a cask gravity pour. Soft carbonation, lots of interplay and although not in the description, the batch I had seemed smoky and rich with strong coffee. Excellent. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
the first beer I tried that has my name on it.
Bottle poured into a big beer snifter produced a finger worth of coco head that trailed off to a thin lace. The body was a deep black in color.
There was a good coffee aroma in the brew. I did however pick up a note of vinegar toward the end. The flavor was a great espresso filled brew big roasted bitters filling out this brew in the end. It had a medium to full feel in my mouth with light carbonation.
I don’t think this brew could be sessioned it was just to rich in the coffee flavor. I did like it though and would like to try another to check out the nose.
Serving type: bottle