RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
June 21, 2007 - Santa Cruz, California : The coffee roasters of Coffee Cat/Lulu Carpenters and the brewers of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing teamed up in a new organic beer adventure. The new beer, Peoples Porter, is available for tasting at the brewery’s tasting room. The brewers’ claim, ’if money’s got you down, you can get your coffee fix and your beer in one pint sized punch with the Peoples Porter!’ Emily Thomas and Tom Perozzi first brewed a test batch at the National Homebrewers, ’Big Brew,’ the first Saturday in May, in a 10 gallon kettle in the alley behind the brewery with eleven other homebrewers. Everyone loved the small batch so much, brewer, Chad Brill went ahead with a full run production. The sweet aroma and spicy flavor of the Fair Trade, Organic coffee beans are definitely present in this subtle porter. The beer has a crisp dry finish with a nose that will make you think you are sipping on a cup of coffee. The body is deep and rich with a hint of sweetness, but the smoky overtones of the Guatemalan coffee beans are clearly there. Beer loving folks can get a sample of it at the Brewery’s new tasting room in the Swift Street Courtyard, 402 Ingalls Street, any day between noon and ten. The coffee beans come from the Finca Vista Hermosa farm, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Shade grown on steep hillsides, the family farm has been producing one of the most elegantly processed beans for three generations. They are then expertly roasted at the Coffee Cat shop in Scotts Valley, by Rory Phares and Roman Bondarenko.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
An interesting stout. Just like coffee. Coffee in the smell and taste. A bit one-note though. Pours a nice black with a red hint. Good if you like coffee. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Defreni (3286) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Flaske: Sortbrun med et fint kumhoved. Duft af kaffe. Her falder klingen så af. Inficeret af helvede til. Sur udrikkelig og lige lukt i lokummet. Forfærdelig.

bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Tap. Pours clear mahogany, tiny beige head, bit of lacing. Aroma is strong coffee, bit stale, roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, vanilla, roasted malt. Lightish body. Not bad, would be better if coffee was fresher.

AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown almost black A ton of aroma of roaster barley. Pretty well blended mix of the standard porter properties of coffee , barley, chocolate and cream. It’s good but thin

brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Dark brown in color with a hint of red. Off-white head. Nose of coffee, vanilla, and sugar. Nice creamy sweetness and some dark chocolate. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. A touch of roast and coffee bitterness. Nice creamy sugar and vanilla sweetness. Pleasant spiciness and dark fruit on the finish.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Black, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, sparce lacing.   Definite coffee aroma.   Otherwise a bit of roasted malts and some dark chocolate.   On the tongue it certainly is coffee oriented, but it comes across as a little thin.   Coffee, roasted malts, a little ash is what this is about.   Needs to be maltier as it seems a little watery.   Clean finish, lingering coffee.   Decent beer, but needs more umph behind it, needs to be chewier.

gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
As "People’s Porter".
Dark brown to black color, tan head. Loads of coffee scent. Coffee taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Cascade Bar & Grille at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, CA. Opaque near black with fairly. small head and excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee and artichokes. Taste of earthy charred malt and coffee. Fairly dry. Lacks depth and complexity. Medium body and carbonation. Mouthfeel a little light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Peoples Coffee Porter
Date: July 11, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of tartness, light roasted
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, funky tartness, light roasted and coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: * /4

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head. Light coffee and grainy malt tones, a hint of cherry and grain. Maybe a bit infected. Thin palate and paper tones. Eh not so good.

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