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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Live long and drink Cosmic Ristretto. This highly revered brew will go down in history as one of the first graduates of our Genius Lab program into our front line. Marvel at its rich black appearance with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam. Breathe in its coffee aroma and sweet malts, and savor its smooth, espresso, chocolate flavor. Don’t fight its gravitational pull. This bold, complex, java-centric Baltic Porter with Espresso is irresistible. Houston, we have a problem, my glass is empty.

TASTING NOTES
Appearance ­­­— Black with bruleed edges and a mocha beer foam, Aroma ­­­— Espresso roast with hints of sweet chocolate malts, Flavor ­­­— Smooth espresso roast and drying chocolate malt provide an easy drinking texture. The candy sugar and lactose aid the body and flavor complexity with a mellow sweetness.

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AtronSeige (1597) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2017
Aroma: Medium-high coffee, chocolate. Appearance: Dark brown body. Small, light-brown head with fair retention. Flavour: Medium coffee, roasted malt. Medium-light bitterness. Dry finish with coffee and roasted malt. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Nice! Good coffee! 660 ml bottle, poured. Big Beer Tasting I 30A. Spice Herb Vegetable Beer - Coffee 9C. Baltic Porter

4.1
jackafholmes (1019) - - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Brewdog Shef. Black no head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, a touch of farmy pungency and a bit of salty liquorice soy. Taste is very well balanced, most of the other Baltic Porters I’ve had have been pungent flavour bombs that I get sick of after 3 sips, this is actually really drinkable, helped by the light and measured body and carbonation. Good stuff.

4
Capa (3325) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, smooth roasted espresso, vanilla, dark malt, slight burnt notes. Full bodied. Lingering bitter espresso finish. So nice.

3.5
jackl (8217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival, 2015. Deep brown pour with a large creamy tan head. Plenty of roasted coffee. Some dark chocolate. Rich honeyed chess cookies, too. Big, creamy yet dry body supports some dark malt and more chocolate. Soft bitterness. Well balanced stuff that drinks elegantly. GF have done well here.

4.3
shawnmurphy (540) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
22-ounce bottle pours very dark brown with dark tan, foamy head. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, dried dark fruits, smoke. Flavor: all of the above, plus dark brown sugar and a lingering espresso and hop bitter-dryness. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, creamy, lush, savory,

3.8
dimeon (357) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 29, 2017
A: Pitch black with a thick tan head N: Massive hit of cappuccino and chocolate. Caramel. T: Bitter, more so from the coffee than the hops. Again that caramel note, with hints of fudge. Finishes remarkably dry. P: Medium O: This is what a coffee beer is all about. Still a beer, but with the coffee contributing a good deal.

2.8
AntonyWilson (397) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
660ml bottle: Pours a really dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head. Big coffee notes with slight aroma of dark chocolate. Slight alcohol warmth with a roasty notes from the malt. Coffee flavours some through. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation, fullish body. Overall the beer is okay but don’t like the astringency.

4.4
drpimento (3673) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
This is one of the very few beers that has a strong molasses character that I like. The coffee is kind of muted, but the overall Flavor’s outstanding.

3.4
jandd1983 (4390) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark roast and coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with more dark roast, coffee, chocolate and some lasting sweetness. Not bad.

3.8
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
Bouteille. Le liquide n’est pas foncé. La robe semble noir certes, mais dès qu’on incline un tant soit peu le verre, on remarque bien que le liquide est clair et bien filtré. Mousse correcte. Nez sucré où le sirop d’érable côtoie la vanille française dans un élan de complicité. Des notes de pain grillé ainsi que de café fort s’ajoutent à cet intense bouquet. Ça demeure équilibré mais très plein. Sucre résiduel important en bouche malgré une assez faible densité. Beaucoup de café froid à l’attaque précédent une longue amertume en fin de bouche qui finit par me lasser. Une bière intense aux arômes et saveurs intéressantes mais qui manque de finition au palais.


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