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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Porter
Milton, Delaware USA


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
Two different types of coffee were used for this brew, both varieties small batch roasted to our Brewers specifications by Notting Hill Coffee Roastery, right up the road from the pub in Lewes, DE. The first was Organic/Fair Trade Guatemalan La Voz, chosen for its rich spicey, smokey, and bittersweet chocolate character. The first portion of this coffee was ground and added in the mash along with all of the grain. More ground La Voz was steeped in the wort after the boil. The other half of the La Voz was cold steeped during the brewday, and 7 gallons of this liquid was added in the whirlpool after the boil. Finally, a second whole-bean coffee variety was deployed into the fermenter as a ďdry-beanĒ addition Ė Papau New Guinea coffee originally grown from Jamaican Blue Mountain seeds. This stuff was chosen for its bright fruity and floral notes without the heavy earthiness of other Indonesian varieties such as Sumatra. Accompanying those beans in the fermenter was a hand full of cocoa-nibs from our pals at Askinosie. 4 lbs of cocoa powder from Askinosie was also added during the whirlpool, along with the cold steeped coffee infused liquid. Lactose sugar was also added to lend creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel of this brew. Iíll Brew You If You Brew Me has an intense nutty and bittersweet aroma of freshly ground coffee. The flavor is all coffee with supporting notes of subdued acidity, earthy dark fruit, and raw cocoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Massive, massive coffee notes on the nose. Nice roasted coffee quality on the to be as well. Itís like they poured a pound of ground into the glass. Finishes nice. One of the best coffee beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap at DFH pub rehoboth beach - pours pitch, a bit of tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roast coffee, wood smoke, dark chocolate, malt. Taste is sweet with hints of acid. Overall, finally a coffee brew where the coffee enhances, but doesnít overpower. Hope they bottle this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On tap @ the Brewpub-Dark brown pour w/a slight tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Strong flavors of coffee, a little chocolate & nuts, but mostly coffee. It was like drinking an espresso shot, had a lot of kick to it. You arenít gonna be able to drink a lot of this, but it would be great after dinner w/a sweet desert. You could have your coffee & beer at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Serving: Draft at the brewpub in Rehoboth. Dark brown pour. Coffee and chicory nose. Medium coffee flavor. Slight licorice on the back end. Slightly slick mouthfeel. I really liked the variety in flavor of this brew. Tasty and recommended!

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