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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Gold Medal Winner - 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO - Coffee Beer
A coffee-beer, rather than a beer with coffee. A robust porter aged on fresh locally roasted, fair trade ground coffee. Enhanced flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course coffee are present. "Like a chocolate covered espresso bean."

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at the Library Alehouse. Pours a deep brown with a medium bubbly tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of fresh ground coffee, toasted and roasted malt along with milk chocolate. Flavor of chocolate covered espresso beans. The mix of coffee meets chocolate is excellent. One of the top coffee beers I have had.


3.3
caesar (7342) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2017
Fles van Beer Republic. Koffie, koffiekoekjes, beetje drop. Redelijk bitter. Iets teveel koolzuur. Vrij droog in de nasmaak.

4
ShivanDragon (4649) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2017
sample from bottle @ZZT 2017 at Benzai's, shared by TheJvd, pours black with a nice khaki head. aroma of an enormous amount of coffee, beans, roasted, chocolate. Taste has also a dominant coffee base, lots of carbo also, some hops, chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, pretty sweet, however a bit thin, slightly acidic, probably of the coffee, still nice, medium body.

3.8
77ships (11413) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Thanks to TheJvd! Bottle sampled as “Smog City Coffee Porter” @ ZZT 2017. Black. Nose is very heavy chocolate massive coffee roast, coffee totally dominates. Taste is huge coffee, massive, rather bitter almost herbal, bark, some cacao, interesting & nice but too much coffee & little elements for me, it is very coffee. Very thick bodied. Nice but could use a bit more balance for me but bigger coffee lovers might appreciate it more.

4.2
mkel07 (6462) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2017
On tap at Venice Ale House on 15 October 2017. There is no doubt that this Porter has coffee in it as you can smell the coffee straight up and there is a coffee bean bitterness in the flavour as well. Black in colour with a tan coloured head. Bitter aftertaste in the mouth but not unpleasant.

3.9
Benzai (16783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Sampled from bottle shared @ ZZT 2017. Opaque black color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, coffee, soft roast, light chocolate, moderately bitter. Quite nice.

3.8
Maakun (6582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared at ZZT. Very dark brown with big beige head. Massive coffee, hazelnuts, light caramel, more sweet coffee beans, light cocoa, soft minerals. Under medium sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied. Lots of great coffee, really nice.

3.8
DutchDrebus (6265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ ZZT Fall 2017. Black with a small beige head. Smells coffee, roasty. Tastes coffee, roasty, nice. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.4
wombat23 (1842) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Draft at the source. As Smog City Coffee Porter. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, toffee. Taste is dominated by coffee, with a small roasted malts presence and chocolate notes.

4.2
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a brown head; aroma of roasted coffee with hints of chocolate and malt; taste is roasted coffee with chocolate and malt notes; finish is dry with lingering coffee; very nice

3.6
j12601 (13205) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear caramel brown, cola tinge, with a medium sized tan head. Big cocoa, roast, coffee with a heap of green pepper. Spicy coffee into green pepper and caramel.


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