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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter

Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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."


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It pours dark brown with some red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is awesome with sweet coffee, mocha, light cocoa and vanilla. The flavor is dirty roast, nuts, dark chocolate and coffee. Earth and nuts are prominent in this one. Very coffee forward and tasty in smaller doses.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2013
This is now my gold standard for coffee beers. Only 6 percent very creamy taste and heAd. Amazing coffee aroma. Sweet coffee amazing balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (849) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a deep brown almost black color. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of black coffe, chocolate, and espresso. A good flavor mixture that dissipated quickly. A robust beer that was a mouthful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap in Santa Monica, very dark coffee porter, lots and lots of coffee but overall good one here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
September 2012. On tap, sampled during LA Beer Week. Strong coffee aromas with roasted malt and chocolate. Nice mouthfeel, great balance. Very impressive porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Redondo Beach, Ca - Rock ’N Brews Restaurant - on tap. Thick, oily black pour, sticky off-white head with sticky lacing. Aroma of coffee, hint of potting soil. Full-bodied flavor is full of licorice, some earthy potting soil notes, some bittersweet unsweetened chocolate. Thick, chalky mouthfeel. Exellent porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena. Black with red highlights. Excellent sheety lacing of latte foam. Nose is rich dark chocolate coffee and roasted bean. Taste is dry and dusty, quite acidic though. Herbal bitter finish. Solid coffee porter, not gritty. Just a bit too much acid extraction from the coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty fresh coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (605) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2012
This beer doesn’t pretend it is something that it isn’t. It’s coffee, plain and simple. Pours a deep brown-black with a thick chocolate head. Aroma is coffee; burnt coffee grounds, a touch of cocoa. Flavor is long on the coffee; rich black coffee with, again, a hint of chocolate. This goes down smooth. The real draw to this beer is the aroma and the flavor. If you love coffee and you love beer and you want to marry the two, find this beer. However, it is not complex. This beer is as linear as they come. Still very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Big coffee aroma throughout. Rich porter. Aroma is total coffee. Well done.


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