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Rushing Duck Beanhead Coffee Porter

Rushing Duck Beanhead Coffee Porter
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Beanhead takes the base beer of a robust porter and pairs is with a fantastic coffee flavor that comes from a Guatemalan bean roasted by Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. in Kauneonga Lake, NY. Beanhead is completely black in color with an impressive tan head. It has a taste of intense coffee with overtones of bittersweet cocoa and caramel malt balanced with a slight earthy bitterness. While it may look filling, Beanhead is actually medium bodied and lacks the cloying sweetness that makes so many other stouts and porters seem so “heavy.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5076) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
8oz pour at Torst. Pours a watery, deep brown with some ringing off white head. Nose has a lot of fresh, fragrant coffee, nutty too, soke brown sugar, hints of dried berries, toast. Flavor has a nice blend of sweet malts, brown sugar, hints of toffee, then high quality coffee. Not too dark. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Jimmy’s No. 43, NYC tap: Pours dark brown with a very cream, almost nitro looking, head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, both of the smoothest kind (not that rough bitter stuff here). Taste is smooth medium roast coffee coupled with milky chocolate. That said, the body is pretty light, and this makes for easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at brewery. Nice coffee aromas. Coffee comes through in taste as well. One negative was the thin mouthfeel but overall a very nice porter that I will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (172) - - DEC 26, 2013
Tasty very toasty coffee porter. Nice crisp taste with a thin but nice body. Dark brown not quite black ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5548) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Growler courtesy of Joel. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is smooth roast, cocoa, light earth, vanilla and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth - very sessionable for a coffee porter. Very solid, looking forward to trying more offerings from RD.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Porter @Pauls new condo Tasting-1L growler-lt tan-mahogany. A-coffee-2nd dk malt. T-coffee, 2nd dk malt. Not my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8746) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Growler shared by JRedmond. Picked up by GOTC. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of fresh coffee bean, cocoa and roast chocolate. Medium body. Smooth. Lots of fresh coffee bean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
In short: A standard coffee black ale with a little nutty twist. Good session beer.
How: Tap at Tap-NY festival 2013.
The look: Near black body topped by a long-lasting small tan head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose has a moderate coffee presence, medium roast, a certain nuttiness, a bit of a mocha coffee thing going on. Taste is creamy nutty malts, medium roast, some chocolate, some coffee beans, brownies cake. Medium body with a medium carbonation. All ratings so far are very high for this beer, I must be missing something, it is a beer well made, but I thought it was an average take on the style. Good session beer. A decent beer enjoyed at the Tap-NY festival, and the best part about being a beer geek is we can use the free time we have from not getting laid to go to more beer festivals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6206) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Draft at TAP NY. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet fresh coffee and chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and medium sweetness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MxPx1484 (17) - USA - OCT 19, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Really smooth coffee flavor, not overpowering or bitter. All around a solid porter!

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