strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Very rich predominant vanilla aroma, other ale notes + coffee. Deep brown / black, decent tan head, clear (but dark that it’s hard to tell). The taste brings out the coffee, some finish-- not too strong or too long lasting. Good beer for this type. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Pours a dark brown, near black color. Despite my best efforts, I could only muster about half a finger of frothy light brown head. The head fell pretty quickly, but that’s the way the coffee beer crumbles.
3.5 S: This one is a bit simple due to the overpowering coffee component, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I’d like some of the maltiness get through.
4.0 T: Though the nose is all coffee, the taste is much more complex. Bitter roasty coffee is there at the forefront again, but there’s a rich maltiness backing it up. Good amounts of semi-sweet chocolate followed by roasted barley, molasses, and some graininess. Good.
5.0 M: Medium body. Super creamy, especially for a coffee beer. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth. Great here.
4.5 D: Good, interesting taste and a damn good mouthfeel make this a very drinkable beer. ’Nuff said.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 02:23:44 jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lingering, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, a little chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is interesting, but there’s a little something off. Texture is average. Worth trying. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2011
(12oz bottle courtesy of plondrigan!). Pours dark brown with 1" tan head. Aroma is ground dark roasted coffee, earth, dark chocolate and a light berry note.Taste is slightly sweet with a roasty bitterness. Unfortunately, this beer is quite thin. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, but still watery. Finish is roasty. An ok beer that would be much better if there was any body to it. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep brownish with 1-finger clingy off-khaki head. Nose is heavy coffee, cacao, chocolate malt. Tastes of huge coffee, cacao, smooth but choclatey. Pretty smooth, and good for an organic brew.
Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark chocolate and coffee flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer. ben4321 (6665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Location: Pint at Copper Mine Pub, 1/25/11
HighlanderOne (1364) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Aroma: The nose is medium sweet and roasty, coffee, some chocolate
Appearance: It has a dark brown color with a decent beige had and some lace
Flavor: The taste is mid sweet as well, coffee and malty notes mostly, light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium (leaning toward the full side) and somewhat creamy, avg carbonation
Overall this is a fairly solid porter, drinkable and thirst quenching, well-made enough, just very solid stuff.
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2011 Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee grounds and licorice. Coal black with persistent tan head. I’m getting strong coffee, along with vanilla, Sambuca, smoke, banana flavors. I don’t like coffee, so I’m struggling with the flavor. Porter-like feel. Bitter aftertaste. Well done, but not for me. Makes an interesting black and tan. dcwik (1) - , New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011 does not count
Bottle, pours jet black with a espresso head, full body, strong slightly sweet coffee aroma, taste like it smells. As a coffee lover I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lowe1983 (1620) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is almost all of coffee with some roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Pretty much coffee and that’s it.