bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
this doesn’t taste like 10% abv, and i’d be happy if it were 1/2 that strength. what makes this beer great is the strong but smooth dark, robust qualities it has. sure, it’s got the nice coffee notes. but also a subtle coco flavor, some vanilla, serious malty character. it reminds me a bit of péché mortale. i love the fact that the can looks like an iced coffee can from starbucks! i *have* had mixed cans, though. some have been brilliant, and some have been a bit harsh. a friend reported the same. all in all, though, probably my favorite six point beer. adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Fort Myers Brewing Company snifter. Best before July 10, 2013 printed on bottom of can.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a 2 finger foamy grey-tan head. Decent lacing.
Smell: Mildly sweet cocoa and coffee with piney hops in the background.
Taste: Sweet cocoa and a touch of molasses up front followed by roasted coffee and a nice woody character in the middle before ending with a high amount of bitter piney hops at the finish. Aftertaste is roasted, very bitter and quite long-lasting.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Not quite as thick and creamy as I would have wanted. The hop oils really coat the mouth.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. This is a sipper, but it’s one you’ll enjoy until the last drop.
Overall: Very good beer overall. I like what they were going for with this one. While I don’t think it’s a home run, it’s still a beer I would definitely recommend trying, especially to the hopheads out there. SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 9, 2013
can. clear deep brown color under a very large, fluffy, tan head. robust, moderately sweet, nutella and coffee aroma. flavor of heavily creamed and sugared coffee with a robust nuttiness and some caramel and toast. medium bodied. drinks like it’s 5%. reminds me of port’s board meeting. very nice. kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Nutty one. Chocolate great beer Browne pour. Pretty can. Super ducked up. Can't talk. One of those rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can from Fermentation. Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. Coffee nose with chocolate, roasted malts and milk creaminess. Flavor is very fresh ground coffee, chewy bitter chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of bitterness. Thick, not overbearingly sweet body with a dry roasted finish. Pretty damn tasty.
Aurelius (5437) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Nutty, toasty-roasty aroma with some dark chocolate. Good can, very dark beer, huge tan head. Had to wait a while for the foam to subside in the snifter. The foam is cocoa-bitter. Very smooth, rich. Lots of dark cocoa, sturdy coffee flavors, medium sweetness, some milkiness. Medium-heavy, unctuous body, lasting bitterness with a strong bittersweet chocolate character. ABV is well-masked. Really good. ABC Liquors, Betton. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, chocolate, and molasses. The appearance is dark red brown with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma but has a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a very interesting beer and if it wasn’t so astringent it would be a top 5ver. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This is nice ... *really* nice. Smooth. First impression is sweet. Upon more contemplation I am getting chocolate and coffee notes as well. Cannot believe the ABV is so high for a porter -- incredibly well hidden. Did I mention itâ€™s smooth? Would love to see a stout version. As an aside, still not clear on the difference between a Baltic porter and that which does not harken in spirit from the Baltic region. Cest la vie. jbruner (5026) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours an almost opaque brownish black from the can with fluffy cream head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, coffee, soy, and more coffee, with a lingering coffee bitterness. Solid, no hint of the booze. DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Can from ABC on Betton. Deep dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is pleasant roasty, dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes are cocoa, coffee, vanilla, nutty, caramel. Thin, slick and lively. Little medicinal alcohol comes through late. Nice enough sipper.