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Palo Alto Cool Beanz Coffee Porter



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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cool Beanz Coffee Porter is a easy drinking porter with a balanced yet notably coffee focused beer. We brew this beer with our local Coffee Roaster Philz Coffee. The Philz roast we use, Philtered Soul, is roasted with hazelnuts and lends a nice nutty roundness to the beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle 650ml @ My sisters 30th birthday
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
On tap @ Beer Temple. Lots of lovely lacework on this one. The beer itself is quite on the darker brown side and the head has a grey almost beige color. I like the woody sour aroma. Blends well with the coffee. Also tones of chocolate in the blend. Nice. Well, it’s really dry this. Wouldn’t say directly sour more tart-infected and burnt woody. Extremely mouthdrying! Feels thin oily in the mouth and it’s prickling on the bubbles. Yeah, not all that much more to say really. Didn’t love it, but it’s something different for sure. 24.09.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
Bomber from De Caigny. Californian coffee porter with ’membranous’ lacing, pale greyish beige, dense, medium thick, very regularly structured head and very dark burgundy robe, blackish in appearance, but still translucent. Aroma of cold black coffee and coffee grounds indeed, but embedded in impressions of cured meat, dried porcini, ’fondant’ chocolate, roasted peanuts, hazelnut shells, dried tree leaves, stewed beef, bayleaf, overcooked broccoli, soggy tea bags, charred branches, vague hints of salmiak, green banana, cigar ashes and dried fig. Rounded, subduedly sweetish and ’dim’ sourish onset, hints of blackberry, raisin and blueberry but very restrained and surrounded by a black olive- and dried porcini-like, but nevertheless gentle umami taste; carbo is soft and fit for the style. Smooth, soft, slick mouthfeel, pleasant malt body with immediate nutty and even nut shell character, more bittering than sweet, toasted bitter towards the end with again that ’dim’ sourishness underneath, retronasal coffee grounds aspect but not exagerratedly coffeeish in comparison with many other coffee beers I’ve had; ends juicy, with the bittersweet maltiness persisting, aided by a dash of earthy, spicy hop bitterness which lasts even longer than the maltiness. Fairly straightforward, easy-going porter with much less ’fresh’ and fragrant coffee aroma than I was hoping for, but by itself a perfectly pleasant beer, easily drinkable and definitely true to its style - insofar as there is such a thing as a well-defined porter style in the 21st century, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
May 27, 2015. Bottle at MacKinalys Inn.
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee with some caramel, nuts and hints of green pepper, Taste is quite sweet and smooth bitter with a light roasted bitterness with lots of coffee and hints of toffee. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2336) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
Incredibly much coffee aroma. The flavor is wonderful and of great coffee. Towards the end it becomes a little watery. But still very good. Sweet bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. Good beer but would need a bit more power and taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1972) - - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a creamy and lacing beige head. The nose is completely dominated by the heavy roast coffee. Medium body, sweet roast and again heavy coffee notes. Dryish finish. Quite alright. 041115

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Draft. Black pour. Aroma of strongly roasted espresso beans. Taste has tart, espresso, bit of horseblanket and oak. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 29 Aug 2015) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty. roasted nose with lots of coffee, notes of cacao, dark bread and nuts. Malty, roasted taste with fresh coffee, cacao, dark bread and a balanced coffee bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Lots of coffee, so it’s a bit one-dimensional, but quite fresh and tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Tap at c4. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, smooth coffee, malts, light cocoa, hint of vanilla. Taste is quite ice coffee, choko, very sweet. Thi good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/22/15] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Black. Aroma of coffee, roast, sour fruits, a bit of vinegar. Sourish flavor with roast, sour fruits, and a bitterish finish. Feels like an unintentionally infected coffee porter, but still OK.

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