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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Yodo, in Andrés’s home country of Costa Rica, is a slang term for coffee, as in something strong and dark.

We start with an Imperial porter at about 8.5%, made with two kinds of caramel malts, oats for creaminess and three different dark malts, including rye and a special one from Patagonia Malting in Chile. To this we add a solid helping of dulce de leche, a creamy milk caramel from Argentina. Only when the beer is fermented, do we add the coffee.

With the help of Gaslight Coffee Roasters, local Chicago specialists, we sorted through several Costa Rican estates’ beans looking for a coffee with great flavor and true Costa Rican character. We found it in Finca Agrícola Cafetal, from Lourdes de Cirrí de Naranjo. We airfreighted fresh beans from the new harvest, had Gaslight custom roast them to bring out their best and did a room-temperature steeping in beer, then strained and added the liquid back to the entire batch.

The result is a mocha-like strong porter with a luscious creaminess and a lovely, fresh-roasted coffee nose. The finish is a lot like a Latin cup of coffee: intense, delicious and satisfyingly long.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Sampled from the tap at GTMW 2015. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has good amount of roasted malts and dark grains with a bit of sweetness underlying and a coffee bite. Flavor bring the coffee out more with roasted malts and a bit of sweet dark grains.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: black with thin khaki. aroma of caramel and chocolate. tastes are caramel, nutty, milk chocolate, little vanilla. sweet caramel comes through the most for me. solid sipper. background warmth. 7.4

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
This is the best beer to date from 5 rabbit. Nice and chocolatey and some caramel and roasted malt notes. Pours blCk with a gun red head. Had a draft pout at bad apple. Nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, roast, peanuts, and slight lactose. Finish has more of the barrel coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle sampled at Natifest ’14. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malt, coffee with cream, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Nice drinking porter and one of the better beers I’ve had from these guys.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours black with a tan head. Nose is milky, with light roast and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, real malty and a little roast. Silky in the mouth with nice carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Malmost black with a tan layer. Very rich coffee and cocoa nose. A little edge to the chocolate as in spice. Coffee is really well done. Mit brings dryness and lighter roast. A really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6096) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of roast coffee and milk chocolate. Taste of dark malts. mild roast coffee and milk chocolate
Combines 3 things I like. Beer, CR coffee and dulce de leche. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3820) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest. Pours a near black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has coffee, caramel, and toffee. Big roasty sweet notes. Sugary. Moderate carbonation. Big body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
8/02/2014: Yodo con Leche has a really nice amount of roasted malt and coffee tampered by a delicious milky caramel (even a hint of roasted peanut in the finish). Medium-bodied, average carbonation. Porters seem to be a diminishing style, so I’m hapy to see that they made one. They did a fanastic job on this beer. This is a great robust coffee porter.


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