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Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Porter
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RATINGS: 110   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 Slopeís 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 bakerís 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3407) - 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 donít 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Growler. I was just expecting more. The coffee notes in this are very fresh. Acrid smokiness, nuts, thin and bitter finish. Thereís something in there that I canít put my finger on - like drinking coffee right after some sort of juice. Could be better.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
thanks nhorween. growler pour. pitch black with whitish yellowsh brownish head. man, my ratings are pretty lousy these days. this is thin, sharply bitter of burnt ash. smells alright. wants to be chalky but isnít too much so. i like the 7.8% though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Tap at Barcade: I had just found out about the quality Park Slope coffee place, Gorilla, thanks to notalush; and then this fine Porter came out, cool! Near opaque pour with a fading tan ring for head. Huge roasted aroma. Pungent coffee which is accompanied by a slightly nutty dark chocolate hint. Thick bodied without being cloying. Flavor is straight coffee! Rich and roasted, tastes like the aroma of freshly ground dark roast beans. Also has some salty dark chocolate and a really long coffee bitter finish, with a subtle hop dryness as well. Extremely well crafted. A coffee lovers beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 I think I actually managed to get a slight caffeine buzz off this, haha! Very coffee in both the aroma and flavor. The major distinction between this and iced coffee was the slight alcohol hit at the finish. Very enjoyable. Once of the beers that I would suggest giving to someone who "doesnít like beer" as it is worlds a way from what one would normally consider beer.

Oops... I accidentally rated this 0.5, thanks to the 3 people who pointed this out to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Ever since apoptosis and notalush turned me onto Gorilla coffee, it has been the only coffee I have in my house... so I was very excited to see this on tap. Deep black beer with a thick tan head. Aroma is loaded with sweet chocolatey malt and a heavy roastiness. A touch of creamy character and a heavy chocolatey flavour. Quite chewy and sweet with a lovely complex maltiness. A soft coffeeish flavour on the back along with the lingering roastiness. Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bierkraft growler. Poured a muddy dark brown/black with a light beige frothy/bumpy head, leaving stripes and webs of lacing. Dark malty aroma of chocolate cake, grainy molasses cookies (oatmeal lace?), coffee and fresh whipped cream. Initial flavor marked by a minerally sharpness, but mellowing out to a more recognizable roasty coffee/chocolate/nutty/earthy maltiness punctuated with some smoky charred leaf patent accents. Smooth but hearty flavors of dark roast malts and coffee with a mildly acidic and minerally edge. Iím sure thereís a hop component in here as well;) This might not make the porter hall of fame, but another enjoyable concoction from Sixpoint, and thatís all I ask. Props to the collaboration of small Brooklyn craft businesses.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Cask at the Blind Tiger. Dark brown pour, almost black with some tan head. Lots of fresh roasted coffee in the aroma, maybe a hint of milk. The flavor was similar: fresh coffee, some cream, coffee grounds, maybe a little chocolate. Slightly acidic with all the roastiness, bitter coffee in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 [growler] Oh...hell...yes! - sixpoint just put my favorite coffee in the world into a beer - whatís not to like? - turbid brown beer, with a small, fizzy head - a coffee explosion in the nose, with some background cocoa, plum, tobacco - the coffee flavor is indeed intense, and there is an oiliness to the beer that may well be the coffee bean oils - slightly creamy, with a light vanilla sweetness, some cream - amazing balance of sweetness and roast, with extreme, but not overpowering coffee flavor mixed in - wonderful stuff.


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