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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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22oz bomber of blah. Poured an okay looking thinner densiry darl black, sort of reminiscent of instant coffee, along with a smaller super light beige slightly creamy head. Aroma of rust and copper dominate along with some old coffee grinds and cold dark toast along with a touch of cream. Body is medium with soda like carbonatin and a quick almost instant fading aftertaste, creamy towards the end. Flavor is actualy worse then the aroma. Notes of burnt cold toast, old coffee beans, a hint of vanilla, earth, cream and some burnt chocolate/coffee. This is not good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22oz bottle in an English pint. 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 pretty good coffee porter.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7904) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with off white head. Nose of fresh coffee, dark coffee roast, roasted chocolate malt and some vanilla. Taste is same but burnt coffee and burnt roast chocolate malt. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. The smell is nice coffee, malts, roast, espresso, and good. The look is dark, black in colorC beige head. The taste is mocha, good coffee, roast, and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1498) - 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

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1504) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2013
It poured a deep, dark brown yielding the same color body with a large foamy off white head in my nonic. Some nice speckled lacing spider-webbed around the sides of the glass. The smell had the coffee up front with light hints of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste was lightly bitter with the coffee holding its own in the forefront, moderate amounts of chocolate and roasted malts present themselves acceptably and balanced. The palate was about a medium to light, almost a bit watery, but mainly balanced. It was smooth all around and very drinkable. It left a dry aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is definitely a beer for coffee lovers. I would come back to this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bomber. Pours a very deep near-black brown with a slight tan head. Big fairly fresh roasted coffee aroma. Taste is huge, fresh roasted coffee. Almost too much. Not enough of a beer-y, malty backbone to balance things out. Comes off too sweet and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1667) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bomber. Pours deep dark brown with a tan head.Huge coffee aroma followed by intense coffee and chocolate flavors so I guess you could say mocha. Mistakenly poured this with dinner and it wasn’t doing it for me but then pulled it back out with a carrot cake desert and suddenly it was delicious. Definitely have to be a coffee fan for this one though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Draft at Brixx Greensboro. Pours coca cola brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Nice coffee notes on the nose. Big, big coffee on the tongue which I happen to like. Finishes clean. Very nice!


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