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RATINGS: 116   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2508) - 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 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Nice coffee note, medium body, smooth creamy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Flavor is largely coffee with balanced support of roasted malts, chocolate with just a touch of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2010
This poured a arker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was medium roasted coffee, some caramel, and some sweet maltiness. Flavor was nicely roasted coffee, not burnt though, some chocolate, and other grainy roasty notes. Pretty good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMike (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours black with no light coming through and a one finger head thats thin and disappears quickly. This has the greatest coffee smell of any beer i’ve ever had. it literally smells like i just ground up some fresh coffee beans and put them in this pint glass. Its a beautiful thing. A slight touch of chocolate but over all its all coffee. Great coffee flavor. Theres not much else but coffee going on here and i’m ok with that. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Somewhat watery but smooth and light moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good if you’re a coffee lover like myself. This one could use just a bit more substance. I thought it was a little thin. Smell is right on and flavor is pretty good but it could use a bit more body. I have it say it’s a lot better then the java head stout i had last week.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
On tap poured black with a thin head. The strong aroma of coffee and roasted malts hit you in the face. Very light cabonation with a slick finish close to drinking a black coffee with a little fizz. I had a few with some home made fries for lunch. They worked well together.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2010
THOUGHTS: If you like coffee, you’ll like this. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that looked black when not held to light with a small to average, tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was a little weak, but had moderate roasted, caramel and coffee malts; coffee beans and ground coffee. Lots of coffee. The initial flavor was lightly to moderately sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was sweet, acidic, bitter and slightly sour. The flavor was a little weak, but had sweetened coffee with a little cream, sour coffee, coffee beans and coffee grounds. The medium to full body was creamy and then a bit dry with fizzy carbonation and a chalky and moderately astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12 oz. pours nearly jet black with a loose creamy tan head. big coffee nose with tons of chocolate and roast hanging around. creamy medium body with soft carb. coffee, chocolate, and roast on the mid palate, long coffee finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4207) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
My nose is a little stuffy so I don’t smell much coffee. Big black oily presentation, no head. First taste yeilds barely any carbonation. Comes across rude as bitter black cold coffee can be. Strong black morning coffee that was on the burner for awhile then chilled and served. CXan’t really tell there is alky in there due to the black coffeedness. Finish is same as session.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Roast with light coffee in the aroma. Clear very dark almost black. Coffee in the flavor with roast and chocolate. Light body and light thin mouthfeel. Finish is dry roast with a coffee residual. Pretty good.


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