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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1662) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Very complex flavored and aroma with coffee chocolate and malts. Dark pour. Favorite of the 100 barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
In short: A nutty and lactic dark ale with plenty of cold black coffee. Ok.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed some 7 months after the beer release.
The look: Dark mahogany body with ruby highlights topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is intensely coffee but here it is not roasted coffee beans, the coffee character of the aroma is very much like the smell of a coffeemaker in action. There is also some lactic elements in the aroma when the beer warms up. In mouth the beer has a slightly slimy texture with a medium quantity of hard little bubbles. Taste is not your usual coffee black beer. It is more nutty than roasted, there is a strong lactic-milk-cream flavor, a coffee flavor that ios really like an old cup of black coffee. Like some kind of very nutty black coffee with extra-extra-extra-cream with. A bit sweet and earthy too. A bit odd, not bad but didnít win me over. Another decent beer from Harpoon, they rarely make a bad beer, but a great beer from this brewery is as unlikely as J.K. Rowling writing a much awaited sequel called Harry Potter And House Of Representatives.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (979) - , Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bomber that was aged too long by me. Drink by date was 03/13. That being said this was still ok. Malt with slight coffee in aroma. Taste was porter. A little thin on coffee flavor but decent

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stephenj007 (109) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
A nice, big bottle pour! Very minimal head was thin and bubbly. Thin cola color and clarity, but still nicely dark and inviting. Aroma was mostly mild...sweet, smoky malts, chocolate melting in a double boiler, weak coffee. Taste was not impressive for this style. Sweet accents with some coffee acidity and a hint of bitter hops. Finish tended to be a bit overt with chocolate and some more weak coffee. Seemed to be somewhat sticky at the end. Not impressed with this coffee porter, was certainly hoping for more in yo face body and smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2151) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22oz bottle (enjoy by 03/15/13) from The Wine Shoppe in Brick. Pours a thin dark brown color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of cheap instant coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of cocoa powder. Taste of sweet chocolate, faint cheap bitter coffee, burnt toast, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, steady creamy beige head. Coffee and sweet vanilla in the nose. Medium-bodied. Coffeish, cocoa, cream flavor. Vanilla. Very tasty but has quite watery palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
22oz bottle while visiting Albany. Black pour with a nice tan head and plenty of lacing. Good aroma - coffee, chocolate, a touch of ash, milk chocolate. Better flavor, good balance of coffee and chocolate sweetness, some bready malts and caramel help out. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
bomber to be enjoyed by 3/15/13 - pours dark ruby brown with voluminous tan head that slowly vanishes and decent lacing. Nose is coffee roast and caramel. dry. heavy coffee flavors. Struggling to find the sweetness. bitter roast taste. Smooth body for sure but there some lingering odd aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Saw this hanging out at my local Krogers, so I went for it at $6. A simple and direct roasted coffee porter--not bad. Nothing that most craft brewers donít do better, but not bad for Harpoon, whom I generally donít think too much of.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
8/16/13 bottle from RW shared out front with Dan. $6.99 Dark brown with a tan head. coffee on the nose with some maybe a little cocoa. I was expecting more coffee though. Tastes basically the same: roast coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Eh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottel
Appearance: Opaque black with thin white head
Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate
Taste: Earthy, bitter coffee
Palate: Medium, almost thin mouthfeel. Somewhat acidic aftertaste.
Overall: Drinkable with a fairly thin body. The coffee flavor comes across a bit acidic and earthy.


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