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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.

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3.8
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
From bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma was all espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste followed with a slight vanilla sweetness.

3.8
WillRunForBeer (2702) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours dark as black coffee with a clingy beige head. Aroma of medium roast coffee, spent grains. Flavor is caramel, multigrain bread, good coffee flavor with mild bitterness.

3.8
kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Crazy Expresso taste. Coffee beans and water. Black pour with white head. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville. Almost too much coffee going here but still enjoyable.

3.8
ACHops (1606) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Pours dark inky brownish black with medium thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is big fresh coffee and dark roasty chocolate malts. Taste is rich, very dark chocolate malt... nice charred notes without tasting burnt. Coffee flavors are there, but less so than the aroma and are dominated by the heavy roasty flavory. Tough to pick between this and the Oatmeal Porter... the coffee flavor here is a wonderful match for the dark chocolate malt notes, though it lacks the overall smoothness the Oatmeal Porter has. Maybe a hair shy of the Oatmeal, but this is very nice.

3.8
Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa, roasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.8
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, and some raw cocoa notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more coffee.

3.8
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Aroma is like fresh coffee. Taste is more coffee with a light toasty malt underbelly. Some carbonation, but overall it’s a light bodied brew with lots of coffee, lots.

3.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is really heavy on the coffee, which is a plus for me. Dark roast coffee, a slight citrus note, chocolate malt, a little roast. The flavor is all coffee up front, very rich and bold without being acrid at all. Some light chocolate malt, and maybe a touch of the dark wheat in the middle. Lingering coffee and cocoa. Medium bodied with a slight cling and soft fizzy carbonation. Nice beer, especially for this coffee lover.

3.8
Bacchus66 (754) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2017
12oz bottle @ home. Very dark brown with a full light brown head and good lacing. Big coffee nose with roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavors also roasted coffee and malt, cocoa. Medium bodied with a nicely balanced mocha finish. Really nice.

3.7
Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Man, I love beers with coffee in ’em. Absolutely love ’em. This one by Highland doesn’t really bring any innovation to the genre, but it’s still delicious and well made. I could drink a lot of this. Sampled at Knoxville brewer’s jam. 2011.


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