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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at the Library Alehouse. Pours a deep brown with a medium bubbly tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of fresh ground coffee, toasted and roasted malt along with milk chocolate. Flavor of chocolate covered espresso beans. The mix of coffee meets chocolate is excellent. One of the top coffee beers I have had.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6199) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2016
From a bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee and roasted grains. Bitter roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle... Pours dark brown and sits black with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. Smells like a big, roasty cup of mocha - dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate and roasted tree nuts. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with airy carbonation. Acrid, roasty coffee in the flavor and finish. Balanced. Nice. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
500 ml bottle purchased at Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles in October 2014 while on a business trip ($8.99). POURS a very dark brown with only a hint of light coming through at the edges, with only a thin layer of brown foam. AROMA of complex artisanally roasted coffee (thick, tarry, "green"), roasted / smoked nuts, ashtray, and light chocolate. FLAVOR of earthy acrid coffee, thick espresso, smoky dark malts, with some lesser chocolate notes emerging into the finish. Lighter in body despite the big coffee presence, but then it’s only 6% (seems like usually big coffee is accompanied by big ABV, but not here). I live coffee in beer and this is pleasant enough, but almost a bit too much of the cafe here. (98, 1026)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from Marcus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate espresso. Strong. Med + body. Flavor is strong espresso with a deal of chocolate. Earthy chocolate. Or something like that. Really powerful flavors. Of the good kind. This beer could be for breakfast. Fooh on Founder’s Oatmeal Breakfast concept. This would work way better on porridge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Tasted from draft. Aroma is coffee and some chocolate. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, caramel. Very well done porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
@ Library Ale House 16-3-12: Stor doft av kaffesump och aska med toner av choklad. Fin balans.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2016
On tap at craftburger in Carlsbad, CA. Opaque, brown-black with a light tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, cocoa and a little tobacco. Taste of espresso, chocolate, and roasted malt. Quite tasty! The coffee, chocolate and roastiness play well together, weaving in and out, with each taking turns rising to prominence. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7718) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
On tap at Library Alehouse, Santa Monica. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of cold coffee, some tobacco, dark chocolate and light roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
Dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee beans, chocolate. Full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
Draft - Dark roast coffee and some chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Roast coffee and toast with bitterness. Great coffee nose doesn’t translate well to taste.


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