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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Gold Medal Winner - 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO - Coffee Beer
A coffee-beer, rather than a beer with coffee. A robust porter aged on fresh locally roasted, fair trade ground coffee. Enhanced flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course coffee are present. "Like a chocolate covered espresso bean."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/17/2015. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee, malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast coffee, chocolate malt and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Big bold brown pour, medium brown head. Coffee Bomb! All coffee! Good, rich coffee. Hints of chocolate and roast. Enjoyable as hell.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Tasting at daks, niiiiice tons of Coffee, dominantly espresso beans, really cool. Rich roasty porter in the background

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2481) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Wow this is intense. Brown murky pour with minimal head. Aroma is roasty sweet coffee. Light lactose an: more coffee. Comes off very strong with coffee and not too much beer. Really good coffee flavor makes this interesting and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (634) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor are nothing but coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Hard pressed to say there’s much porter character. Still good though!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
bottle from BrewHound. really nice porter. lots of roast, lots of coffee. blackish pour, medium to fuller bodied. big coffee notes, dark chocolate. very nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (123) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Holy chocolate Malts. Dark coffee and muted hops. Would love more of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (427) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Coffee grounds, cocoa on the nose. Flavor is same plus very dark chocolate, brownie. Desserts without being overly sweet. Phenomenal

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
500ml bottle from waterboy - thanks Ric! Pours coffee colored with a brown head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has strong coffee beans with bakers chocolate - BAM - heavily in the air. Later some caramel and sweet lactose show through. Taste is of espresso, chocolate, sweet milky lactose and caramel. The bitterness early eventually loses to the sweetness. Medium bodied with almost no alcohol presence. Finishes with a strong bitterness and a sweet end. Not really blended - more competing. This has world class components, but slightly mishits in a few places. 15.2

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LGKdude (9) - - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Never had a coffee porter before and it was very interesting. Lots of complex flavors which I really enjoyed, and the coffee flavor and even texture came through. Had a bitter aftertaste which wasn't bad per say, but was a bit too strong for my tastes. Overall a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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