raymow (1671) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2017 santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woo first review! On tap at SPTR. Nice looking black beer with a thin but long lasting chocolate head. The aroma is of mild coffee, with chocolate, roasted and toasted malts. The taste is balanced, and the coffee is subtle. The sweet, roasty malts, in combination with the simple coffee, creates an easy drinking, not too challenging brew that, overall, succeeds. I would like a little more complexity, and maybe a bit more strength, but for what it is this is damn good stuff.
bottled - dark chocolate in color. Major coffee aroma. Pretty good coffee and chocolate flavor. yespr (45702) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep amber galre, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee herbal. Dry, bitter, herbal and coffee. Bitter and solid coffee finish. r464 (2361) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Dark, roasty malt. Coffee and cocoa, some toast and a light fruit as well (cherry, raisin). Thins out to the finish. There’s just a bit of tartness. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Drank from a nonic glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black with a tiny bit of dark beige head. Amazing aromas of coffee and chocolate (one of the best aromatic brews!) Smooth feel on the tounge, some fizz, but I wish there was some different hop flavoring on the finish, otherwise one of the best porters I have ever have! joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle to shaker, pours deep brown, small, quick light tan head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of chocolate malt. The taste has a coffee bitterness to it, slightly sweet.. Medium-light bodied, subtle carbonation, mouth feel is slightly creamy but thin. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of roasted malt, tree nuts, vanilla, light roasted coffee bean and earthy. Drinkable but average.
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours opaque black with a thin foamy tan head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malts, dark coco, molasses, and some sourness. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice porter that has some nice coffee notes and it pretty drinkable. Ed5388 (3486) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours a dirty dark brown/almost black color with a tiny tan head of foam. Aroma of butterfingers and roasted coffee rinds. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, weak coffee, and hints of caramel, with a sour bitterness in the finish. LinusStick (3473) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Not a bad beer. Aroma was terribly weak. Could pick up subtle hints of coffee but hard to detect. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan ring for a head. Luckily the taste was a lot stronger than the smell. Nice coffee flavor with a slight hoppiness. Chocolate comes out a little in the flavor. A little thin and slightly watery, but for a 5% beer this isn’t bad. Mild carbonation. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Notes from Reading Tap Room, Oct 26, 2013. Nice coffee flavor but this was just way too thin. Good coffee porters start as good porters and I doubt I would have rated this porter very highly without the coffee. Pass. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Sort of like day old coffee, kinda thin and watery with just a hint of sweetness. Ok I guess.
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