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Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Porter
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RATINGS: 118   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Received in trade from Shane at sixpoint, hand bottled at the brewery, thanks for the opportunity and generosity. Pours a dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light. Huge fluffy tan head sticks around forever and coats my glass all the way down. Smells of coffee, roasted grains and bitter dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roasted grains. Creamy silky mouthfeel, medium body. medium carbonation. Another exceptional brew from sixpoint. Send your beer to NH already :)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WVHouseofBeer (890) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Tap at Rattle íN Hum - NYC - Ahhh...you could drink this beer with a plate of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, gravy. With a complexity that defines Imperial Porter, the Gorilla Warfare is as black as midnight with a bubbly brown head rising from a medium to heavy body. The brew boasts an impressive coffee flavor with cream like smoothness. Though not as chocolate laden or dark fruit bountiful as other porters, Sixpointís offering is one of the best of the style. In fact, I am currently questioning if it is better than GLBCís Edmund Fitzgerald!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
tap @ Lucky Dog, Brooklyn. great porter. thicker deep black pour. coffee & roasted malt aromas. taste was extremely balanced, roasted fresh coffee, hints of chocolate. great fuller mouthfeel. seek out

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Dark brown cola looking beer with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with milk chocolate, chalk dust, caramel and raisins. Medium/Full body is spritzy and thin with moderate carbonation. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2010
The aroma is overwhelming coffee, cream, chocolate. The appearance is jet black, light tan head. The flavor is roasted coffee, brown sugar, some chocolate. The finish is roasty bitter, light hops. The mouthfeel is creamy, the body is medium. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draught at TJís: Aroma of coffee, espresso, and bitter coffee. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, coffee, espresso, roasted malt, lactose, and some pine. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Coffee and roasted malt finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter, as well as dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft. Pours dark dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma with plenty of coffee and a light sweetness. The flavor has tons of roasted coffee goodness, some lightly burnt malts, and a light sweetness. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
64oz growler at the DC Local tasting. Pours a slightly viscous, opaque black with a creamy tan head. Big coffee aroma, nuts, brown sugar, toasted breads. Flavor is sweet, coffee with cream, toasted bread, brown sugar, nuts. Full bodied, sweet coffee finish. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11643) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Small beige head atop cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Sticky medium-full body, light acidity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2010
(OId BA rate - tap) Near black color, with some brown tones. Nice-looking thick, milky tan head. Great lacing throughout the sample. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of coffee bean aromas. Very much like roasted coffee with good malt sweetness to balance it out. Nice bitter chocolate ending on it. A bit thinner than I expected, but with nice light carbonation. Not overly mouthfilling, but still nice. This is very drinkable, even though it has a lot of strong flavors. Great sipper for cooler weather, and would recommend for after dinner. Overall, really liked this


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