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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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3.7
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty fresh coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

3.6
jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, chocolate, toasty black malt. Medium body.

3.9
Benzai (16758) - 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.

3.5
Ferris (16696) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
Draft - Dark roast coffee and some chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Roast coffee and toast with bitterness. Great coffee nose doesn’t translate well to taste.

3.4
brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a very dark brown color with a finger of tan head. Smells strongly of coffee, especially like espresso and coffee grounds. A bit of roast, maybe some toffee sweetness. The flavor is also rather intense on the coffee, but I suppose that’s the point. Lots of roasted coffee notes, a bit of coffee grounds, perhaps some roasted malt and dark chocolate, too. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

4
bhensonb (15841) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from Marcus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate espresso. Strong. Med + body. Flavor is strong espresso with a deal of chocolate. Earthy chocolate. Or something like that. Really powerful flavors. Of the good kind. This beer could be for breakfast. Fooh on Founder’s Oatmeal Breakfast concept. This would work way better on porridge.

3.6
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is huge coffee bean, roast. Thin, roast, coffee bean, dark chocolate, good.

4
Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with an average tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and toasted malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy dark sweet flavor with heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex beer.

2.9
Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
A deep dark porter with a very thin brown head. In aroma, nutty chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light caramel, OK. In mouth, a rather interesting mix, coffee grind, musty character, light vegetable salts, solvent notes, strange and unpleasant. On tap at brewery.

3.9
Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/17/2015. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee, malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast coffee, chocolate malt and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.


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