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Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Porter
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Gorilla Warfare Porter is a silky smooth porter made with 40 lbs of Park Slope’s Gorilla Coffee Ethiopian Yergacheffe blend, a Fair Trade and Organic Certified coffee roasted in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The coffee has winey, spicy notes with hints of baker’s chocolate. Combined with patent malt, the signature of many great English-style porters, this is one silky smooth, coffee-rich porter.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Tap at Ginger Man. Very tasty, with a big coffee aroma and a nice thick body. Dry and clean. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
On tap @ HDG. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head. Roasty malty aroma. Caramel nutty notes. Roasty chocolatety coffee flavor. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. Very drinkable. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Growler from Whole Foods. An aggressive pour yields a decent tan head atop black liquid. Aroma of coffee is combined with notes of caramel and chocolate malt. However, flavor is almost singularly comprised of a strong dark roast black coffee without sugar; wherein the roastedness, bitterness and acidity shine. There is a pleasant sweetness in the beer itself, but it is not cloying due to the bitterness. Slighty oily and thin to medium body. If you like black coffee or Vietnamese coffee or if you’ve ever chewed on coffee beans, then this is the beer for you. You listen’in Starbucks? Go fix me a Venti of this stuff. 3/30/08: Had another Growler from Whole Foods over the weekend and had to kick it up a point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 I loved this, what a great Coffee Porter. So rich and smooth. Cask at Tiger. Nice balanced so its not all coffee. Not much alcohol presence. I was not sure before I had it how bitter it may be from roasted coffee but is was so sweet and delicious. Needed to re-rate this. Had again recently and was much thinner. Just more overpowering coffee and less creamy smooth flavor. From 4.2 to 3.9

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
On tap at the23rd best bar in the USA, the Hop Devil Grill. Nice tan head with a roasty as hell aroma. Great coffee flavor and I have no problem with the thin body I heard about.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5313) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2007
[Draft @ Barcade] Poured a dark brown with some red shining in on the edges, and a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate, and some smoke. Taste was dominated by coffee, with some chocolate, vanilla bean, light smoke, and a dry, roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2220) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Draft. This is the first sixpoint that i have had that I have liked. pours dark, w/medium head. Malts,chox & cafe, of course. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
I was at the Sixpoint tasting at Bellport and I took a growler home to marvel at the robust coffee taste that was almost grainy. Jeff from Sixpoint had warned that each pint of the Gorilla Porter contains nearly a shot of Espresso. I enjoyed the dark malts supporting the chocolate notes with the coffee playing chords in my glass.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
This is such a great beer! Thick, rich coffee aroma flows right into a great-flavored brew. The coffee taste is great. Full of lactose-sweetness. Perfect, full-mouthfeel and even chewy. Nicely balanced, and not overly hopped, as I feared it would be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3385) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at the Sixpoint tasting at Bellport Beer and Soda. Pours a dark brown with a thin, kind of sudsy, light tan head. Lots of very good fresh coffee in the aroma - if you don’t like coffee, then this beer is definitely not for you. A bit of chocolate and some nuttiness in the aroma as well. The flavor is again all about the coffee, which is delicious. Again, some chocolate and some nuttiness are also present. With all that coffee, I was worried the finish might be overly bitter, but it was very smooth and super easy to drink. This would make an excellent breakfast beer!


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