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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Poured a lusterous black body with a thin off-white head. Aroma was of chocolate, a lot of coffee, lactose, caramel, sweet malt, and even some piney hops at the end. Flavor however was somewhat less complex. It tasted of coffee beans, some dark chocolate, slightly licorice, and piney hops at the end. However a nutty wood and coffee feel lingered on the tongue afterwards. Palate felt as though the piney hops were bristling along the top of my tongue or perhaps it was just overcarbonated. However it was kind of thin for such a dark beer and not very complex either. Rather like a cold carbonated coffee that was slightly hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft at capones. Pours a black body with a tan head. Lightly sweet but mostly dry roasty and cloying. Lightly medicinal with some cherry and sour milk. eh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6713) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Draft. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted aroma with definite notes of coffee. Huge roasted coffee flavor, with a lingering roasted malt and hoppy finish. A bit one sided, but good nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Draft. Pours deep brown with ruby edges and a finger of off-white head. Nose is dark malt, chocolate, mild coffee, and mild hops. Definite dominant coffee in the flavor, with chocolate, malt, mild hops, and a nice creaminess. If you hate strong coffee beers, stay away, but if you like them, this is a very fine example of this emerging style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper brown with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, and some earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, coffee with cream, chocolate, and some caramel. Lacing left on the glass.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2412) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5520) - Pennsburg, 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.


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