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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger today. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is huge with a big old punch of coffee. Taste shares the coffee intensity as well as the coffe choco richness in this great impy porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, chocolate, roast, slight ash, and a slightly fruity note. Flavor is is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roast, a slight fruity note, and a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Growler. Pours dark brown / black. Big imported coffee aromas. Big coffee. Lots of coffee. Smooth. Flavor of sweet malt. Bitter coffee balance. Flavorful bean finish. 13 sept 08

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
Thanks goryshkewych for sending this one my way! Poured a dark brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, chocolate, a little earthy, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of coffee, chocoalte, and roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasty coffee aromatic character, light minerals, caramel and some chocolate and coco. light earthy grass hop character. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
750ml swingtop from New Beer Distributors courtesy BA RblWthACoz..Thanks bro! Pours opaque black with a massive, four inch head of dark beige. After a very slow retreat, a solid skim coat of foam remained along with a myriad of ripped sheets of lacework. Aromatics are a blend of chocolate and coffee. Plenty roasty with hints of nougat, brownie batter, and Kahlua. Thickish bodied with an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Crushed velvet. The pallet starts off with strong but smooth coffee notes, quickly followed by dark chocolate and roasted malts. A hint of char pulls through along with lingering burnt brownie bits. Finishes with a drying, roasty bite and lingering chocolate-drizzled coffee. Nicely balanced with the coffee and chocolate playing off each other. Very drinkable and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JAN 14, 2009
I bought a growler of this Sixpoint porter at a neat store called New Beer Distributors in lower Manhattan. Gorilla Warfare is opaque - dark brown with a tan head. The beer smells of coffee and chocolate. As you down a gulp you are greeted with a creamy consistency and a little bit of carbonation. The malts are sweet and are balanced nicely with the hops that take over later. The aftertaste consists of a dry bitterness coupled with coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. This porter is quite a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Hand bottle courtesy of Shane poured into a pint glass. This is a great looking porter with a deep mahogany hue and a huge creamy tan head that maintains a cap for the duration and leaves big sheets of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the English malts but with plenty of coffee and chocolate in the nose as well. The taste is slightly more complex than the nose with the same English malts as a base. There is a more noticeable hop presence up front with a slight bitter kick before the dark chocolate and coffee take over. The finish is a slightly bitter combo of coffee and hops. The mouthfeel is unbelievably creamy and pretty full-bodied for the style. This is a top-notch porter and one that I would be drinking a lot of if I had access to it. Thanks to Shane for the opportunity!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 09/13/2008
Mode: Growler
Source: Trade

Appearance: black, frothy tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate and coffee aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, nice smokey character, touch of dark caramel sweetness is well balanced by an earthyness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrylloyd (3) - Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008 does not count
I bought a Growler from Bellport Beer and got a free preview of this superb creation while I was there. The ruby/brown porter made a wonderful impression upon guests from France last night who were curious about Sixpoint. The vibrantly apparent coffee element offered a dessert like quality that could have been poured over ice cream and yet it wasn’t sugary sweet. Imbued with nut flavors, we were only unhappy that we didn’t buy more than one growler from the cool little store in Bellport.


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