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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor is coffee, smoke, and roasted malt. Body is on the thin side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a small tan frothy cap. Aroma: Medium roasted coffee beans. Taste: Spent coffee grinds/old coffee, minerals, roasted malt and spicy Euro hops. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy. Overall: Would be so much better if the spent coffee flavor was out of the equation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a jet black color, with a slight than head that fades quickly. The nose brings one of the most distinct coffee grounds characters I’ve experienced in a beer of this style. Quite appetising to a coffee lover. The palate replicates a similar flavor, before fading into a more mild note of chocolate. The finish is fairly dry, but leaves lingering notes of coffee. Overall, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Dark pour ruby hue ... off white head .... aroma of roasted sweets malts and coffee .... taste of roasted malts, coffee and a little bit of chocolate malts .... darker little oily mouthfeel a decent porter and drinkable .... a little like an iced coffee

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron. Pours a mostly solid black with deep brown edges and a large foamy beige head. Aroma starts off with strong roasted coffee beans, cola and earth. The body is full with an overdose of bubbly carbonation. The flavor is strong on earth and dirty coffee followed by some bitter green vegetables flavor. A good coffee Porter for the money but there are better ones out there but it will cost you.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Opaque black with little to no head. Aroma of roasted coffee with a malty flavor and a hint of bitterness at the end. Pretty good porter but a little thin and not as hoppy as I would like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12oz. bottle: This one pours a fairly dark brown color. There was a small tan head on it that doesn’t linger or leave any lacing. Coffee aroma upfront, with lighter chocolate and roasty notes. Coffee upfront to the taste, but not overpowering. Roasted malts and some chocolate also. Medium to lighter body. A touch of dryness. This is a pretty decent brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2010
12oz bottle from MrChopin - thanks, Kevin! Nice pour, lively dark brown with fairly heavy carbonation and a nice foamy top. Aroma is initially nice deep roasted coffee and grain, but dissipates a bit quickly. Body could be more substantial. And the flavor was a bit disappointing as well, with a quick jolt of dark malts and coffee followed by a rapid degeneration and a watery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with little head and mild aromas of toasty darkness. Flavor is chocolatey and sweet dark fruit. Finish is pretty sweet with just a touch of dark bitter chocolate. Oddly, it doesn’t seem to have much of a coffee edge to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1051) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Nice coffee note, medium body, smooth creamy finish.


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