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Palmetto Espresso Porter (Bourbon Barrel)

Palmetto Espresso Porter (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Porter was one of Palmetto’s original year-round beers, debuting way back in 1994. The brewery eventually gained a neighbor in Charleston Coffee Roasters, who occupy the other half of a large building they both call home. Legend has it that, in the spirit of brewing camaraderie, they would share product with one another - coffee in the morning, and beer after work. Eventually one tired soul needed a boost after a long day and dropped a shot of espresso in a glass of porter. And thus, Espresso Porter was born. As a result of super fresh, cold-brewed custom roast, the coffee element in the beer is all pleasantries and no harshness, which fits right in with the mild ABV. The boys tucked some of this away in a bourbon barrel in January, so expect an equally delicate set of complementary bourbon notes.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Brown pour with a small head. Glazed bear claw donut and freshly-baked pasty. Vanilla and espresso. Strong acidic espresso bean flavor. Coffee creamer, vanilla. Little else, lacks nuance. Medium body, oily. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #117. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sweet coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter coffee, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft. Pitch black, a bit of an oily pour with brown head. Exceptional coffee aroma with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel with no bitterness in the finish. Excellent.


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