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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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."


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4394) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On tap at the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica. Almost black in appearance with a tan colored tan. Rich coffee aroma with notes of earth, chocolate, cocoa and light roasted malt. Similar flavor, mildly bitter and lightly sweet. Average body with a smooth feel and a lingering coffee finish. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1525) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Strong coffee flavor that overpowers. Not enough malt to balance the coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 oz at Library Ale House. Pours dark, dark brown with a solid tan head. Huge coffee aroma and flavor all over this. The nuances of said coffee are well captured. Malts provide suggestions of brown sugar and cacao while the finish is very earthy. Medium carbonation. This is a seriously good coffee beer. No subtlety here.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Meh a pretty middling coffee Porter. Not much in terms of flavor, aroma or anything else. Pass next time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
A deep dark porter with a very thin brown head. In aroma, nutty chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light caramel, OK. In mouth, a rather interesting mix, coffee grind, musty character, light vegetable salts, solvent notes, strange and unpleasant. On tap at brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (172) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small brown head. Decent coffee nose and taste. Palate seemed just a bit thin. Very nice. Drank this on a Wednesday morning with some chocolate chip cookies.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3292) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle shared yesterday at the Christmas party, thanks, Dark brown with a small tan head. Huge coffee aroma and flavor with faint chocolate to counter, Decent brew, but a bit too much coffee for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black and has a big coffee aroma. Taste is just a cup of coffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8299) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle shated by beerboxer. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a treacle and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with lots of coffee. Tasty and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3583) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Draft at Alehouse Library after a Sixt Car Rental disaster! Awesome coffee ale, top tier. Great cold espresso with some creaminess. Hint of lingering bitterness. First Smog City but I will seek out more now for sure.


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