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Joe is not your average beer. This ale is brewed with locally-roasted, fair trade coffee, Dark Munich and chocolate malts which combine to create a well-balanced, flavorful Porter with a fresh roasted coffee aroma. Good from the first drop. We use 2.5 pounds of coffee in each barrel of this robust porter. Available in both bottles and kegs for a limited time each fall and winter. 5% ALC/VOL

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Draft @ Vintage: Poured a deep dark brown with a nice head. The aroma was a cold coffee. The flavor was strong coffee and a nice bitter aftertaste. Slightly unbalanced with coffee being so dominant, but delicious overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On draft at the GL. Pours a black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, malt and light bitter chocolate. Taste dominated by roasted coffee beans and malt. Slight taste of chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Draft, at Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours deep brown with a slight reddish hue, capped with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, espresso, nuts and cocoa. Flavor follows suit; espresso takes the forefront, with cocoa, caramel, and mild hops in the background. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Nice effort from PBC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
I had this on tap at what i believe is called the grey lodge. I can not believe this is only 5 percent. This is a huge porter flavor wise i guess. It was probably the biggest chocolatey and coffee tasting porter ive ever had and for it to only be 5 percent is amazing to me. Solid beer i must say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Poured a dark brownish red color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light smoke, roast, and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, light cocoa, smoke, vanilla bean, and a dry, coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and slight chocolate. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, cream, and roasted malts. Medium body. Thin, dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Chocolate and coffee finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Tap at the Craft Ale House. Pours a deep brownish black with amber notes and a medium foamy tan head that laced. Aroma was up front coffee, some roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and some caramel notes. I had heard from some folks and even notice hear that some people thought the coffee was on the lighter side. I like my coffee based beers almost over the tip coffee and I thought this beer was pretty heavy on the coffee. Especially in the aroma. Maybe pbc did a few batches of this beer and I got the coffee heavy batch!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap at the Hulmeville Inn as part of a sampler flight for $1.25. 5% ABV. Opaque brown with a thick tan head. Coffee aroma is light but very present in the taste. Roasted malt wins out. Caramel middle and dark crisp finish. Short lived, crisp finish. originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/2009/01

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2009
From the tap pourednice dark brown with a good amount of head. Nice toatsed malt flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
on tap at the khyber in philly...pours black with a thin tan head and minimal lacing. definitely smells like mild coffee or spent coffee grounds.. coffee is definitely evident in the flavor but is more like burnt or old coffee. decently creamy mouthfeel but the finish is abrupt with a cheap coffee aftertaste...definitely diner not starbucks.

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