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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A rich, creamy ale infused with a generous amount of coffee, the Porter was developed by Mountain Sun brewers weary of drinking Stout for breakfast. The result is an ale where coffee aromas mingle perfectly with a roasted barley, hop finish. A unique treat including as thick a head as you will ever get on a latte.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draught at Mountain Sun, tasted on both CO2 and Nitro. A little brown in light but basically non-transparent black with small dark tan to brown head. Aroma is malty rich, biscuity, but most of all coffee. As in aroma, flavor is dominated by coffee also. Other notes are burnt malt and chocolate. Like coffee, finish is long, wet with a bitter finish. On Nitro it has less head and less bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Tap at Vine Street - mmmm, this stuff is nice - jet black pour - dark tan had - nose of dark roast, fresh brewed coffee - rich flavor - a lot of coffee, but very little of the bitterness associated with it - some notes of chocolate and anise as well - creamy mouthfeel - very nicely balanced - roasty, semi-bitter finish, but with lingering creamy sweetness behind it - tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
On nitro tap at the brewpub on 7/17/09. Nice dark black with coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice little sweetness up front and then a great bitter mocha finish. Incredibly smooth (nitro) but also great on the regular tap as well. My rating may be biased as this is one of my favorite styles, but don’t let that take away from this beer, it really is fantastic. This is exactly what I wanted from this beer. I tasted 197 beers on this trip and this was one of the more memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
Sampler at the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Boulder 12/10/2008 Coffee roast aroma. Small tan head. Dark red coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter roast finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Opaque brown pour. Lovely coffee aroma. Very smooth and nice. Fantastic coffee flavor that leaves a finish Starbucks would envy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2009
$4.20 for a pint on tap at Mountain Sun. Dark brown-black. Smells malty, coffee, not too shabby. The flavor was a coffee-heavy porter but it worked in this case. I don’t usually dig coffee beers but this one was alright and had a smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-09-2009 20:53:16

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours almost black. Smells like the bottom of the coffee pot before the last cup is poured. Very small head, with intense coffee aroma. Decent balance in flavor, with cocoa, coffee, and a chocolate vanilla blend. Somewhat chewy. One of the few Mountain Sun beers I enjoy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra on tap at the brewpub. Thin. But plenty of coffee and chocolate. It’s aight. Smooth and unoffensive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12253) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 (Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black )body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and light licorice. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
On tap at the brewery, dark brown color, with a thick tan-colored head, light roasted malt, black coffee nose, with a dark bitter chocolatey accent, a faint mochaish, liquorice note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet cocoa coffee, roasty malt character with a light espresso, coffee flavor, a faint vanilla bean, liquorice spiciness, with some roasted coffee bean, black chocolate accents, leading toeards a mochaish, roasty, lingering biterness finish.


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