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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 169   ABV: 5.62%
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A multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, Coal Creek Porter has a solid and loyal following among Big Time's customers. Impenetrably dark at first glance, Coal Creek shows rich red highlights when held to the light. Its blend of dark roasted malts combines with three other specialty malts and unmalted flaked barley to give Coal Creek a satisfying roasted flavor and smooth texture. It is heavily hopped in the finish with Yakima Centennial. Original gravity is approximately 15 degrees Plato (1.060 Specific Gravity), and alcohol content is 4.5% by weight.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2640) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
Smells like starbucks in a glass - coffee a-go-go in the nose and in flavor. Deep dark opaque brown. Deep roasted malts, espresso bitter end. Could be thicker in body. Maybe too roasted but good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2550) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2008
On Tap at Seattle Brewpub: Nice coffe taste and nose - laces leaving head. Light and round in the taste- chocolate - goes quick but is decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Growler courtesy of riversideAK. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, light spice. Tastes bitter with some pepper and caramel splashes. Nice roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Very solid porter. Rich, roasty dark chocolate and mild sweet caramel malt backbone with bits of woodiness and coffee bean hints. Nice light floral hop component. A tad yeasty on the finish. Nice drink overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
Roasted ash aroma, some choco, slight smokiness. Opaque with crimson edges yet maintains a light swirl. Black malts are nicely balanced with slight creamy caramel and decent hoppiness. Just a great beer. Thanks André!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2008
Sessionable porter that’s well malted, with chocolate malts,and so quite drinkable. Hops are secondary but there. Black with moderate white head. Aroma of mild roast. Well balanced and satisfying. Medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 Bottle. Rich dark brown, almost opaque but not totally, with tan head and nice layer of foam and lace. Nose is light and clean and so are the flavors, which include mainly coffee. Decent mouthfeel and quaffable if not exciting....Re-Rate from bottle--Rich dark opaque brown with tan head. Aromas of carob, cocoa, chocolate liqueur, and Nutella. Very soft velvet palate. Sweet entry, then the middle is rich lively and fresh chocolate malts. Grows more complex with each sip. Highly drinkable. 8-4-8-4-15

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2007
22 oz bottle . Dark brown with a rocky tan head . Nice chocolate smell with roasted malts and nuts. Full bodied with a smooth, oily texture. The taste follows the nose with rich roasted grains and a chocolate malt sweetness. A very good porter here. 06/12/2007

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark black color with a small light brown head on top. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is chocolate and caramel. Very thin on the palate this beer unfortunately lacks a body that usually comes with a nice porter.


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