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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark ale combines the taste of real organic coffee with out popular Drayman's Porter. The robust coffee flavor comes vis a special coffee extract made for us exclusively by Dean's Beans, New Salem MA.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 26, 2012
Nitro tap. Poured a dark brown with a thin caramel head. Coffee aroma up front with a hint of chocolate. Same flavors come through on the taste but also some good roasted malt and vanilla notes. Good finish.


3.4
pharmerbill (4) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2017 does not count
Interesting brew with a good build up but it lacked living up to its extremely promising potential. It should have been much better than it actually was. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Capa (3304) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Black with a tall tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts with some vanilla and light earth tones. Medium creamy body. Flavor follows the aroma with a higher amount of noticeable vanilla, but not annoyingly so- this is not a vanilla porter, thankfully. Good balance of sweetness with coffee.

3.7
jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2017
A rather nice porter that isn’t over the top but doesn’t disappoint in any way either. Light coffee roast in both the aroma & throughout the taste. Has a pretty soft mouthfeel & overall is quite good!

4
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Enjoyed on tap at Thirsty First in Lowell, MA while on a tour, unfortunately didn’t take tasting notes while I had this, but I remember this being very good, dry, and robust. Would have again.

3.1
shawnmurphy (510) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at Barley House in North Hampton, New Hampshire. Pours opaque black with lacing. Aroma and flavor: caramel, coffee, licorice. Mouthfeel: light-bodied, watery.

3.4
Quick3Beers (1236) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours a nice brown black from a tap, aroma of light roasted aciic coffee beans is kind of washed out a bit in the mouth, a bit of nuts or chicory or something adding a not unpleasant non-coffee bitterness. Good beer.

4.2
tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Gifted to me luckily, and I’ve passed this by a hundred times. Dark brown pour with mocha head that fades. Aroma is excellent with both coffee and cocoa amid the roast. Flavor is similar and very well done. Just the right amount of coffee where others tend to overdo. Very smooth, never astringent, with creamy mouthfeel and not too thin for relatively low abv. Finishes fairly clean, leaving just a hint of bitter roast to wash away with the next sip.

3.7
dlovell2 (2143) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted coffee and caramel aroma. Flavor is roasted malt with coffee, sweet caramel, and vanilla. Roasted malt finish.

3.9
MaBeer1972 (2064) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bomber from DeBuca’s. Pours out a very dark brown with at lovely frothy tan head. Super rich with roasty-coffee notes. Velvety texture makes this extra special. Delicious!

3.6
tapefuzz (534) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Growler. Pours amber-brown with a small tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Taste is predominantly coffee with some roasted malt. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Moderately creamy mouthfeel.


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