unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Growler. Pours dark brown / black. Big imported coffee aromas. Big coffee. Lots of coffee. Smooth. Flavor of sweet malt. Bitter coffee balance. Flavorful bean finish. 13 sept 08 hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
Thanks goryshkewych for sending this one my way! Poured a dark brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, chocolate, a little earthy, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of coffee, chocoalte, and roastiness. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasty coffee aromatic character, light minerals, caramel and some chocolate and coco. light earthy grass hop character. Good brew. brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
750ml swingtop from New Beer Distributors courtesy BA RblWthACoz..Thanks bro!
Pours opaque black with a massive, four inch head of dark beige. After a very slow retreat, a solid skim coat of foam remained along with a myriad of ripped sheets of lacework.
Aromatics are a blend of chocolate and coffee. Plenty roasty with hints of nougat, brownie batter, and Kahlua.
Thickish bodied with an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Crushed velvet.
The pallet starts off with strong but smooth coffee notes, quickly followed by dark chocolate and roasted malts.
A hint of char pulls through along with lingering burnt brownie bits.
Finishes with a drying, roasty bite and lingering chocolate-drizzled coffee.
Nicely balanced with the coffee and chocolate playing off each other. Very drinkable and smooth.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JAN 14, 2009
I bought a growler of this Sixpoint porter at a neat store called New Beer Distributors in lower Manhattan. Gorilla Warfare is opaque - dark brown with a tan head. The beer smells of coffee and chocolate. As you down a gulp you are greeted with a creamy consistency and a little bit of carbonation. The malts are sweet and are balanced nicely with the hops that take over later. The aftertaste consists of a dry bitterness coupled with coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. This porter is quite a treat.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Hand bottle courtesy of Shane poured into a pint glass.
This is a great looking porter with a deep mahogany hue and a huge creamy tan head that maintains a cap for the duration and leaves big sheets of lacing.
The aroma is dominated by the English malts but with plenty of coffee and chocolate in the nose as well.
The taste is slightly more complex than the nose with the same English malts as a base. There is a more noticeable hop presence up front with a slight bitter kick before the dark chocolate and coffee take over. The finish is a slightly bitter combo of coffee and hops.
The mouthfeel is unbelievably creamy and pretty full-bodied for the style.
This is a top-notch porter and one that I would be drinking a lot of if I had access to it. Thanks to Shane for the opportunity! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 09/13/2008henrylloyd (3) - Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008 does not count
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate and coffee aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, nice smokey character, touch of dark caramel sweetness is well balanced by an earthyness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
I bought a Growler from Bellport Beer and got a free preview of this superb creation while I was there. The ruby/brown porter made a wonderful impression upon guests from France last night who were curious about Sixpoint. The vibrantly apparent coffee element offered a dessert like quality that could have been poured over ice cream and yet it wasn’t sugary sweet. Imbued with nut flavors, we were only unhappy that we didn’t buy more than one growler from the cool little store in Bellport. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2008
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts, and coffee. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body resting under a half inch of beige foam.
Smell: Roasty nose smelling of cold coffee and black malts. Notes of unsweetened chocolate and caramel.
Taste: A fusion of coffee and chocolate on the first sip. A touch grainy, a touch coffee grindy. Mild sweetness. An earthy, roasty bitterness is close behind and remains until the finish. A second dose of chocolate arises at the very end.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly creamy.
Drinkability: A rather tasty coffee-dosed porter. My hat is STILL off to Sixpoint!