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Review by tavernjef on 06/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 16 4 7 2009
Burnt berry brown pour that settles fairly black and opaque. Nice fluffy topping of lighty tanned foam dallops the top with a decent staying power. Keeps a solid skim and thick collar once it sinks. Some specks of lace are flung about.

Dry, and very much so, with dry cocoa husks on the nose with burnt coffee and stale oyster crackers. Very dry impression on the nose.

Flavor has a peculier twist of dry cocoa twang with hints to charred wood, again quite dry as what the nose hinted to. Bittered in with big burnt and dry coffee scrappings/espresso bottom and heavily burnt crusty cream.

Milky texture within a lighter medium body all the while keeping a twisting balance of burnt bittered milk and dusty dry coffee and cocoa.

This totally fits what an English Porter would be when ya think of one, but it doesn't quite do enough for me however as its a bit unappetizing with its twisted dry and bitter burnt flavor and tone.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 04/21/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 17 3 8 2008
Pours a caramel color with almost a two inch thick crown of foam.

This beer has a good fresh coffee aroma, lightly roasted and nutty aromas too. There are hints of hazelnut, vanilla and dry toast in the background. As the beer rests the coffee becomes more integrated with the toasted malt and some milk chocolate blends in as well. I’m detecting a slightly ashen aroma far in the back of the bouquet. As it warms up the beer develops a dry grain characteristic and it picks up some notes of toffee or butterscotch.

On the first sip I get some mocha flavors but they don’t seem well tied together. A rush of coffee comes first and almost instantly it changes to bitter chocolate and finishes with a lighter coffee flavor. Nutty and toasted malt is picked up near the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. A little buttery in the aftertaste as well.

This one feels a little on the thin side but that makes it really easy to drink, especially since the flavors are not harsh or aggressive. This one is too easy to drink!

Overall I think this is a good coffee porter. I like the little info it says on the back label “Each serving is equal to one cup of coffee.”

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Westside Threat on 01/11/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 2 10 0
A: Comes in a fun 11.2 oz beaker shaped bottle. The beer isn’t nearly as dark as I was expecting it to be. Pours a light brown color, but once in the glass the colors combine to a medium brown with cherry highlights. The head is average but present, a light khaki color.

S: Smells like they dumped coffee grounds straight into the beer. Lots of iced coffee on the nose with powdered cocoa, roasted barley and some woody characteristics.

T: This could easily have doubled as iced coffee. The first sip gives you nothing but coffee, clean and filtered. Not astringent like iced coffee can be but quite smooth and mellow. As you mouth gets accustomed to the flavor, the coffee doesn’t appear to be as harsh. After the swallow is when the real action starts, and this beer goes from being decent to very nice! A vanilla/marshmallow flavor forms around the front of the palate and simply lingers, creating a very nice environment for flavors. Then a buttery roasted maltiness with streaks of butterscotch slowly blossoms…taking its sweet ass time to finally crescendo a good 30 seconds after the swallow. This is the same sort of buttery roastedness you find in rochefort 10. Beer finishes lovely, with the vanilla, butterscotch, marshmallow, coffee and roasted macadamia nuts. Yum

M: Little thin and hard. Could use a bit more body.

D: You really gotta like coffee to drink this beer. I bet there’s quite a few people out there who hate it. Personally, I really like it. The more I drank, the more it grew on me. This was quite a pleasant surprise as this could have gone either way…

Served In: Pint Glass

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