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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This limited edition Payback Porter is brewed with a special fall espresso blend called Sugar Skull from our friends at San Franciscoís Ritual Coffee Roasters. Their fresh crop coffee beans are the perfect partner in crime to Paybackís blend of Chilean chocolate malts and rolled oats.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9953) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2016
great beer as expected. High quality coffee nose, dark roast. Body and flavor remind me why I like the base so much as itís still very much a robust porter first, which just happens to be coffee. Solid across the board.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (898) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark roast coffee (but fresh and less spent than other coffee beers). Taste is extremely smooth, silky and creamy with the right amount of coffee coming through. Not very fussy. Definitely one of the better (potentially gimmicky) coffee beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bomber poured into a pint glass, pours black with small khaki brown head some lacing. The taste is chocolate, espresso coffee bitter, roasted malt, graham cracker and dark fruits. Flavor is a touch bitter. Not a bad porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Strong wet coffee ground aroma, tobacco and tar with dark chocolate. Pours black with small creamy brown head Coffee espresso flavor. Charred wood, chocolate. Caramel malts. Surprisingly well balanced Full bodied with medium low CO2, creamy feel, lingering coffee bitter finish. Coffee is very present in this but very well balanced. Normally not a coffee beer fan. This may be the best one I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5560) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bomber BORN ON 03/06/15. Nose heavy chocolate and dark roast, very nice and rich coffee, grape and plum background, some sugary sweetness but not much, faint vanilla, great espresso overtones, really fat and inviting. Pours sark brown, black in the glass, with a rocky tanned/light brown head, lace. Taste medium bitterness, not really acrid, very earthy, lots of singed and scorched notes, medium fruitiness with plums and red berry, and lots and lots of (pot brewed) coffee. The malt complexity / malt overtones die somewhat in the mouth. Smooth, somewhat soft (this undone a bit by the light acidity) without being velvety. Heavy medium-full body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10208) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at the Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
Black colour with a small creamy tan head. The aroma is pure coffee... dark roasted coffee... black coffee. And somehow it doesnít bother me at all. Itís a miracle. The coffee in the flavour is a bit too much for me. I really canít get anything else but coffee out of this. Coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1694) - California, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Coffee, chocolate, coasted malt and cream flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Coffee and roasted malt finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1256) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Really tasty beverage. Coffee is gritty and bitter but thick and the Porter is rich and heavy. Itís a lower abv for the flavor and heft of it. Deep coloring and enjoyable. Nice change. Bottle

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2215) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. The aroma is a super blend of fresh chili peppers and coffee. The taste is chocolate, coffee bitter, roasted malt and milk. Really nice. The texture is smooth and soft. Excellent overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3443) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Black with a tan head. Rich aroma of roast malt, coffee, chocolate. The flavor is rich and smooth. Lots of coffee and roast malts, all well balanced and delivered on a silky smooth body. Good stuff!


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