Helms Beeruccino
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Beeruccino is a porter by malt recipe but designed to be a more than suitable replacement to a plain old after dinner cup of coffee. We use highly roasted malts in the mash then during the boil we add clean American hops and black pepper to match the complexities of locally roasted coffee we infuse it with. During fermentation we add almond wood chips which lend subtle vanilla notes to round it all out. While high in alcohol to aid in its aperitif intentions there is little to no noticeable alcohol “heat.” This beer pairs wonderfully with just about any dessert it’s put alongside but to be honest we like it as the dessert itself!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Black. Nose is first coffee with faint pepper notes. Med body and mildly fizzy. Burnt molasses, cereal grain, mild alcohol. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAltitude (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
I love this beer. As a coffee plus big beer fanatic, the Beeruccino was a perfect pick. Helms did a great job at combining flavors that adequately compliment each other. The base malty, smokey porter is in no way overwhelmed by the coffee or wood chips used to dictate this beer. Extremely drinkable and extremely delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (835) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at padres beerfest. Pours mainly black with some brown hues. Aroma is of good coffee, roasted malts, coco, and caramel. Taste is similar but also has even better coffee flavor and some nice vanilla flavor. Has a medium body with a slightly watery yet still slightly creamy mouthfeel, and roasty moderate finish. Overall, a tasty porter that makes nice use of coffee from my favorite coffee roaster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16394) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
Draft @ El Cajon Brewing Company, El Cajon, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with bitter hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Nice porter with a good blend with the coffee, a little sweet for me, but decent. (2633)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours with a cola hued body with minimal head. Aromas are of brown sugar, coffee, toffee, mild roast, low esters, a touch of bready malt. Flavors are of hazelnuts, muted coffee, some roast, bready, clean, low esters. Very thin and watery mouthfeel with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Almost black in color with a small khaki head. Plenty of coffee on the aroma. Lots of chocolate, somewhat nutty, and a hint of dark fruit. A decent amount of roasted malt, too. Unfortunately a somewhat watery flavor. Good coffee notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee grounds, subtle fruit, and some toasted nuts. Just okay, but not awful.

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