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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Perfect coffee aroma challenge is no sugar balance to the coffee This leads taste to a bit sour. Not really and not a bad beer probably best porter and at 6 percent pretty exceptional. Nice lasting head. Not thin for 6 percent nice brew if higher abv would be amazing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
650 ml bottle courtesy of Ed5388. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with well roasted coffee, espresso and coffee grounds. The taste, like the aroma, is a big blast of coffee with other coffee related flavors such as mocha and espresso very prominent. The palate is a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long with a lingering aftertaste of coffee grounds. Overall: Very tasty stuff--fans of coffee beers will want to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Dark brown with a tan head. There’s coffee all over this aroma with some roast and maybe a little cocoa. Tastes basically the same: roast coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small frothy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is pretty great, but then again, I’m a huge fan of coffee and generally a sucker for coffee beers. Big rich coffee aroma with some chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Smells delicious. The flavor isn’t nearly as delicious as the aroma though. Still pretty nice, lots of coffee, dry roasted malt, a little astringency, finishes with a little too much burnt flavor though. This gets to be a bit watery in texture after a while as well. Light soft carbonation with a lingering ashy finish. This wasn’t the worst beer, but I think it could have been much better if they could turn down the burnt ashy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aekdbull (2) - Buxton, Maine, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
Has a very smooth mouthfeel. Strong chocolate and coffee notes in the flavor and roasted malt on the nose. A very tasty porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 25, 2013
At the source. Dark brown appearance with beige head. Light lacing. Roasted coffee flavor. Very tasty. Impressed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours brown in color with small beige head and spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and some earthy hops. The flavor has a decent shot of coffee, roasted malts, some earthy hops and a mild to moderate bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
bottle .. . pours a deep tan, lightly foamed, good lacing .. . instant coffee, bark, and brazilian coffee .. . medium mouth, good solid finish .. . a lighter coffee beer but enjoyable .. . .
a woman got wooden breast implants yesterday. It would be funny if this joke had a punch line, wooden tit?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draught at Stags Head NYC. Pours pitch black with thin, tight white head. Coffee abound in aroma and taste. There is a slight bitterness in taste but the finish is excellent. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadJT (3) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
A: notes of bread, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a light roast, minimal hop presence and no esters A: pours brown but clear, with a tan foam that lingers F: flavor has a light sweetness, is lightly bitter, minimal hop presence, malt dominating M: creamy, medium body mouthfeel with soft carbonation O: nice chocolate bitterness with a little roast and a light coffee flavor and bitterness. great drinking beer any time of day.

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