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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2615) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Chocolate, coffee, little brown sugar. Dark, orangy brown color, small head spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Good, not gonna wow you, but solid in all areas.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (267) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Is this coffee or beer?! Great taste of coffee and pours dark brown with large head out of bottle. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1369) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a dark black brown color with a small mocha head. Nose is straight no chaser dark fresh espresso coffee. Taste is pure coffee, with heavy chocolate notes, perhaps a bit too light. But nevertheless finishes on the coffee notes, drinks quite easily and quickly secondary to the low ABV. Nice with a pardron. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1326) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and great coffee filled aroma. Taste is all coffee as well, sweet with some roasted malt and a toasty finish. Very drinkable, light coffee brew, delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This poured a medium brown color with a biege head. Aroma was of strong burnt coffee, light latte, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor was lots of coffee as well, a little thin and watery but great roast flavor with a hint of chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22oz bottle-rich tan that dissipates-mahogany. A-coffe, roast med/dk malt. T-burnt roast-med/dk malt, 2nd earthy hops, wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (271) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from giant eagle. Pours mahogany with mild finger width head. Settles nicely. Nose of a muted espresso and very smooth mouthfeel. Strong espresso and mocha fullness. Malty flavors here too but not really any floral components like the bottle says. True coffee porter - seems more coffee than porter but went great with BBQ bacon pizza. ---Rated via my mouth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22oz bottle, recent release. Served at around 55F.

Pours dark brown with red highlights and a two finger tan head that holds a small, but good cap and leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is coffee, caramel, toffee, hints of chocolate, roasted malts, nutty, touch of vanilla. The coffee is pretty nice, definitely the strong suit here. Good strength.

Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, a bit astringent, mild sweetness, mild bitterness, mild alcohol. Good Porter, but not as robust as others on the market these days.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

Pretty good coffee Porter. I’m a little spoiled here lately with some of the bigger coffee Stouts such as WnB & FBS, but this one is nice for something a little lighter in body and lower in alcohol, but with a good coffee aroma and flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (3970) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Thin pale brown pour with a mocha tan head. Sweet coffee in the nose, some diacetyl. Touch of caramel in the nose. Mild acidity and sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Bleh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bomber----> tulip. Pours cola brown with a small lacey head. Aroma is strong coffee and sweet creamy caramel. Nice bitter black coffee taste with roasty milk chocolate. Nice dry chalky porter palate. Very good representation of the style. Solid but will not blow your mind or anything.


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