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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We worked with our friends at Equal Exchange to brew this English style Porter. Specialty malts provide caramel and dark chocolate notes and a sweet, smooth body, while coffee beans grown in the Mexican El Triunfo biosphere yield roasted, bittersweet notes that compliment the malty sweetness. The result is a balanced beer that showcases the flavors and aromas of both beer and coffee - a fitting equal exchange.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bomber: Pours a clear ruby with a medium off-white head, big chocolate aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with a coca ending, medium bodied with ample carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Poured thinner than expected with a small light brown head that diminished into nothing. Dark brown body. Decent coffe aroma and taste, left with a burnt coffee bitterness, not necessarily the pleasant kind. Weaker than expected mouthfeel with a bit of fizzy carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2012
A great coffee and hints of bitter roast malt aroma. A mixture of some milkiness and some rough carbonation. That roughness detracts slightly from itís drinkability. The flavour is really spot on though it is a touch too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2206) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft at lucky lab. Pours black with red edges and a small off white head. The aroma Is big chocolate, some expresso, roasted. The taste is medium bitter coffee and lightly sweet mocha on the finish. Decent but not the top of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2012
another offering from the 100 barrel series. brownish head on a black beer. Aroma is just like an chocolate covered espresso bean. rich malty and more sweet than bitter but with a milky coffee finish. Could use with a fuller body but still great balance of brews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Black pour cream head. Coffee, coffee, roasted malts, light bitterness. Smooth palate, creamy coffee, light chocolate, great finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared with Jim and Mitch. Pours a clear black to brown, with some copper highlights and a huge thick tan head that deflates quickly and steadily. Big coffee on the noes, lots of roast. Somewhat thin in terms of body, coffee with cream. Tasty enough, but the lack of body kills this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Dark brown with light around the edges. Small head, but I kept coaxing it. Roasty coffee aromas last for a few minutes, then milk chocolate... but then aromas of dirt and even manure creep in. Taste is sweet, earthy, and thin. How hard is it to make at least a decent coffee porter?

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4509) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours black into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Milk chocolate and coffee aromas. Soft with watery dunkin donuts coffee front to back. Not a fan of dunkin donuts...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WallStirctly (57) - - DEC 7, 2012
Great coffee scent and taste. Weak head,decent lacing.good color...just too watered down.a little heavier and a higher alc% and this would b a nearly flawless brew....so close yet so far.


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