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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (473) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet slightly coco nose. Medium bodied and smooth. Sweet. Bit winey of a finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bugsizzy (57) - USA - JUL 5, 2013
This was a really pleasant surprise...drank in 90 plus degree weather but it was not overly rich as these can sometimes be. It was actually almost thin in texture but it had a great flavor mix of dark chocolate and coffee and some nuttiness too. It had a nice aroma of chocolate. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from G-man. Dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. Dry dark chocolate, mocha coffee, deaweed aromas. medium body with average carbonation. Dark roast bitter flavors with mocha coffee, mineral---good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
650ml bottle from a Shaw’s grocery store. Strange as it sounds, this really did taste like the Mexican coffee it used, tropical and fruity, but also coffee. Overall, this was really tasty, but the coffee did most of the work.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bomber from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sweet coffee and chocolate, cocoa, mild hops, mild vanilla. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, nuts, faint fruits. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 5/1/13

Aroma: The aroma is heavy roasted malts/coffee, some burnt notes, and some mild earth
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with small beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-heavy roasted, some mild sweetness, and a lingering bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a tingly feel, and a dry, somewhat off finish
Overall Impression: This seemed like as good a beer as any for my first beer of May. Anyway, about this one is just a bit off. The nose and pours gave the impressions of a solid coffee porter, but something odd comes through in the taste and feel that doesn’t work for me at all. Overall, this one was disappointing because I really wanted to like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4355) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Roasted espresso, chocolate, earthy, light spiceyness, coffee grounds, and a bit of caramel malt. Decent coffee beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1365) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, coffee, chocolate and candy.
Appearance: A hazy brown colored beer. An off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting burnt bread, coffee, chocolate and candy.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very much coffee. Really good.
Note: On-tap at a Harpoon Brewery tasting. Reviewed 2013-03-29.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2524) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a good amount of coffee. Average to smooth texture. A good coffee porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared @ Oakquinox 2013. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is earthy coffee and roasted malt. Some hints of dark fruit, subtle spice, and chocolate. Light caramel sweetness. Coffee grounds flavor, roasted malt, and lots of earth. Mild spiciness, dark chocolate, and a bit of caramel sweetness.


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