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Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Porter
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RATINGS: 114   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.


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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (1863) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Growler. Now that is a chocolaty aroma! Wow! Like a big vat of heated semi-sweet chocolate. Just a little coffee around the edges too, more of a roasted aspect comes in as it warms. Flavor not quite as wowing, but still one of a really nice porter with chocolate and coffee notes. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. A stand-up brew.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2010
Tap at Craft Ale House. Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of a nice complex coffee, chocolate, nuts and malt sweetness. Flavor is also of complex coffee notes, chocolate, sweet malts, light roast and caramel. Ethiopian Yergacheffe coffee is my favorite beans and I was excited to hear that It was used in this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours deep black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, brown sugar,chocolate and molasses. Tastes of dark malt, molasses, dark choc, coffee, with a very complex, semi-sweet flavor, and more oak, chocoff, malt, and molasses as it warms. Some late rauchy notes. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Tomahawk Bar. Roasted coffee bean aroma leads to a burnt coffee flavour. Midnight black in colour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5358) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On tap at Spitzer’s in NYC. Pours very dark brown with a large thick tan head. The aroma has lots of rich dark chocolate and coffee malt. The malt is heavily roasted, just short of being char-like. The body is thick, smooth and velvety with light carbonation. The taste is very rich and smooth with lots of coffee, yet is not off putting to a non-coffee drinker such as myself. There is also copious amounts of dark chocolate. The finish adds some spicy hops and light char. I wish I would have had time to have more of this gem while I was in town. Thumbs up to this great porter.


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