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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 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 donít drink too many at night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. pours black with a loose creamy tan head. big coffee nose with tons of chocolate and roast hanging around. creamy medium body with soft carbonation . coffee, chocolate, and roast on the palate, long coffee finish, very nicely done

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMike (46) - 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 iíve 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 iím ok with that. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Somewhat watery but smooth and light moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good if youíre 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 itís a lot better then the java head stout i had last week.

   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 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, youíll 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerdude1973 (1) - USA - DEC 4, 2009 does not count
Outstanding quality Porter with some very nice and distinct (which was expected) coffee flavors. Good looking pint of beer which will be a perfect comanion for those cool winter nights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
enotheque (25) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Probably one of the best coffee porters Iíve tried: Coffee and hops provide two great types of bitter with some malt underlying to balance out the profile. Just enough coffee taste (and the right kind too, not the cheap coffee taste in others). Wonderful and one of the best of its kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1163) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
This was excellent as a cask gravity pour. Soft carbonation, lots of interplay and although not in the description, the batch I had seemed smoky and rich with strong coffee. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
the first beer I tried that has my name on it. Bottle poured into a big beer snifter produced a finger worth of coco head that trailed off to a thin lace. The body was a deep black in color. There was a good coffee aroma in the brew. I did however pick up a note of vinegar toward the end. The flavor was a great espresso filled brew big roasted bitters filling out this brew in the end. It had a medium to full feel in my mouth with light carbonation. I donít think this brew could be sessioned it was just to rich in the coffee flavor. I did like it though and would like to try another to check out the nose. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2758) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Dark with a ring of beige head. Roasted toasted malts, coffee, biscuits, light chocolate aroma. Creamy body. Flavor is full of toasted biscuit, roast malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Really nice beer- really nice. Not the run of the mill porter. Super tasty and highly drinkable.

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