RateBeer
Home >

AleSmith Coles Porter

 (RETIRED)


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings


bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cole's Porter was named to celebrate the birth of Brewer Skip Virgilio’s first child, Cole Steven Virgilio. Cole was born on September 12, 1997 and the bittersweet chocolate porter which bears his name is released every winter. There is nothing like a rich, dark ale at the fireside to warm the toes and spirit. Appearance: Deep brown, almost black until held to the light when it becomes deep ruby. Dense tan head leaves foamy lacework on glass. Flavor: Rich chocolate and malt flavors to start. Finishes dry with some bite from a liberal dose of hops. The hops blend well with malt flavors and make their presence clear in the slightly bitter finish. Aroma: bittersweet chocolate and slight roasted coffee are the main contributors. Malt and subtle fruit aromas from hops and yeast fermentation play in the background.Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-bodied, almost creamy.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
a very nice porter, especially when served from the cask, which really allows the hops to blend nicely with the smoky, roasted malt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2000
A top 10 Porter on my list. Nice malt and hop nose, Caramel and roasted grains and a nice dry finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50