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CooperSmiths Existential Porter
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This robust porter is black with ruby tints and has a rich creamy head. Black Malt contributes a coffee like bitterness that blends well with the malty sweetness. Northern Brewer hops add balance without imparting a strong hop character.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
taster at the pub on 11/16/11. light black pour with a small tan head. chocolate, coffee and roast nose. medium body - creamy -> with soft chocolate and roasted coffee notes. sweet finish with chocolate and roasted malts - lingering chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 11/30/04: thin and much blander than I recall. Still a decent porter.

12/23/03 - 9 5 9 4 18 4.5 - The Existential poured beautifully. It was a dark black with a thick, creamy, tan head that rose from the bottom of the glass and had great retention. The aroma was malty with chocolate and coffee tones. It tasted of sweet malts and chocolate with a bitter coffee finish. It was nice and creamy, yet had a slighty thin mouthfeel. Overall, I like this a lot. It is a great drinkable porter, that I’ve had many times this month. I hope they will brew this regularly!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at Brewery Aug ’08: Poured a dark brown color with not much head. The aroma was coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. The flavor was good, a subtle coffee flavor with caramel, chocolate, and sweet malts present. Overall, a very tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Cask. Very foamy and creamy head. Nice malty body, but could use more. Taste has a little coffee but minimal roastedness. Very little hops. Drinkable off cask, but I wouldn’t bother from the kegs.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Nutty, dark roasty chocolate malty, light espresso aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Cocoa, espresso, moderate nutty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Dark brown/black with edges of ruby and a short tan head. Roasty flavors in a thinner body. Finish was dry with a light sourness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours dark brown almost black, red edges with off white head on tap at the brewery, aroma brought notes of sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee notes and a hint of dry roast with some dark fruits. Taste is more on the nutty, caramel side, with hints of chocolate, finishing fairly dry with slight roasted notes. Nothing amazing, but nice and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Tap @ CooperSmiths Pub & brewing. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, ripe plums. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250212

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a mild hop backbone. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
A pretty good porter, but slightly unbalanced. Hop forward and somewhat watery at the end. Tried at the brewery with the parents in 2013.


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