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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours extremely dark ruby, tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of caramel, chocolate bread and some coffee. Decent sweet roasted nut flavor with a creamy mocha underneath. Dry coffee finish. Little bit of undesirable coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BarrysHomebrew (11) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
I hope this makes a comeback! So few porters are being made theses days. This was nice and roasty without being astringent. Coffee nose and subtle flavour. Hops were balanced as not to distract from the joe. Contains caffeine, so don’t drink too many at night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
Tap at Misconduct Tavern. Deep brown beer with a very creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with coffee and a light minerally maltiness on the back. Nice earthy component with lots of fresh brewed coffee aroma. There is a bit of light cocoa and roast on the back of the beer as well. The beer is lightly swet with a nice soft coffeeish flavour. It’s missing a bit of mid-palate complexity, but it’s still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Brewed in the USA........ On tap at Capones !! Pours black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and mild hops. Taste has a nice roasted coffee flavor . The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but still very enjoyable to drink.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11602) - 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.

   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.

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