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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with organic roasted barley and chocolate malts for a rich, dark and robust flavor with an infusion of organic vanilla beans and coffee from the Dominican Republic farm community Alta Gracia.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Coffee overflows on this one, with some chocolate notes as well. Little bit thin, sort of like an iced coffee, with roast, and coffee notes. Long coffee bitterness on the finish. Rather one dimensional, but still tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
500th rating! Taste was fantastic of coffee coffee and more roasted coffee. This one poured black with a gorgeous brown head. Taste was all coffee, although the palate was particularly weak, yielding a 1 rating from me. Extremely weak on the swallow, flavor completely dimishes upon the swallow and though the coffee flavors are out of bounds great and forceful on the initial mouth swamp, once down the trach itís gone. GONE. Which is disappointing because the beer tastes so roasted coffee burnt awesome, but it doesnít last. A nice beer that I would try on draft, but only for the first beer. Nice, but underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
A nice if not a little plain porter. Aroma was nice. Almost all coffee with a hint of chocolate. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown with a two finger tan head. Taste was slightly above average. Bitter roasted malt with coffee overpowering. Mouthfeel was pretty thin though the carbonation was great. All in all a decent beer but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours almost black with a rocky light brown head. Rich roast coffee aroma with a touch of vanilla and malt. Coffee truly dominates the flavor with a light sweetness. Fairly simple flavor profile, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2056) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Dark and a touch reddish. Nice tan colored head. Nice rich nose, heavy in maxwell house presence. Palate also bites quickly with coffee, then switches over to milk chocolate and a bit of hoppiness, very nice, a good value and I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Brown black with a big, dense tan head. Bold coffee aroma , but not overpowering or acidic. Taste is rich, clean, flavorful coffee, with mild chocolate in the finish. Very well executed. $2/12oz

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a tannish looking head over a pretty black body. You got a whole lot of coffee and roasted malts hitting you all over the nose, which of course should not be surprising considering the fact that the beer is named after a coffee plantation. However, unlike the last coffee porter I had (the Kona Pipeline), the coffee here was way more pronounced. The taste of the beer was a tad sweet, again all sorts of loaded on the coffee. The vanilla was a really minor flavor and I am not surprised that some previous reviewers missed it entirely. So is this a beer of a coffee beverage? Overall, it is pretty good, and smooth, but I donít know how many you could take in one sitting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
12 ounce bottle thanks to Jim! Pours a almost totally black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet milky notes, loads of coffee. The flavor is nice; sweet coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and more roasted flavors. Nice. Easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3428) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2009
12 oz. Opaque chocolate with a small head that tries to last. Aroma of good coffee and cream. Flavor is coffee and roast barley with some light caramel. Medium body is drinkably watery and has no carbonation. Gotta like coffee to like this one, but thatís what they tell ya right up front.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at Churchkey in Washington D.C. Pours an opaque black with a creamy, slightly off white head. Very nice aroma, toasted grains, coffee with cream, earthy. Flavor is nice too, strong coffee, nuts, toasted grains, some nice malty sweetness that rounds things out. I missed the vanilla, but that might be me. Finish is medium bodied, a little dry. A good coffee porter.


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