BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tap. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Huge nose of coffee. Taste is rich coffee, maybe some chocolate. Good stuff. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at Town Hall in June 2010. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very, very dark brown color. A bit of a mocha head and some slight, spotty lacing. The nose is really, really strong fresh-brewed coffee with a bit of espresso. I feel I need to describe different types of coffee to accurately state how much was in this brew. Taste is slight roast with loads of coffee. Really nice feel with a touch of creaminess. Really nice and authentic; they did this really well.
Amyliz4 was a huge fan of this, ordering multiple pints on consecutive days.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010 Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
There is likely to be a sharp split of opinion on this beer, but for those who love coffee, this is a rocking beer. I had no idea it was a sessionable 5% beer when I was drinking it, and that only heightens my appreciation of it, since most of the time coffee porters/stouts are sipping beers. The coffee is all over the nose and the flavor, and what it manages to do is avoid the "coffee grounds" flavors or harsh astringencies of some attempts. The palate may be too fizzy, though in a summer beer that may be o.k., and it isn’t designed to give you that great richness that you would get with a higher abv beer. Jazz88 with me didn’t like the coffee...but I love love loved it. On tap at brewpub. Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at Town Hall. Pours dark brown with light tan head nice lacing. Very much fresh coffee in aroma vanilla maple. Taste of cold pressed coffee very fresh, vanilla, chocolate, and maple. Light texture with a thick full taste very enjoyable and drinkable. HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Luscious, creamy and full body on a sub-5% ABV American Porter? Strong aroma of fresh ground coffee and a taste that pays off that same flavor? As my man Andre 3000 said: "So fresh and so clean, clean." Yes, Town Hall Abominable, I do think you are so sexy.
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Growler. Dark brown pour, a little carbonation and an aroma of your average cup of coffee (and call me crazy, some graham cracker aroma too.) Flavor is dark malt, slight smoke and then finished with a well taste balanced cup of mild iced coffee. Coffee lovers should definitely trade for this. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft. American Coffee Porter. Wow, Strong coffee aroma coming off of this one. Deep brown color with a slightly tan head. Sweet start that transitions to the bitter coffee flavors. Slightly reminds me of Surly Coffee Bender. Coffee alomost seems like alight roast version as it doesn’t have that deep roast flavor. Hope you are a coffee lover if you are trying this one. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pour was a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate malt. It tastes distinctly like cold press coffee. Little chocolate there too. Light on the palate, but that is great for a summer porter. Really a simple and enjoyable coffee beer. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Tap. Near black pour with a medium, creamy brown head. Aroma primarily roasted malt and sweet coffee with some chocolate. Sweet flavor with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and some caramel and nuts. Medium bodied and quite smooth and creamy with soft carbonation presence. Quite an enjoyable brew. 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Growler from Town Hall. Pitch black pour with a beautiful cascading tan head. Aroma is simply perfect for a coffee beer. Smells like Caribou in my pint glass. Mouthfeel is a little thin though, flavors are much more subtle. More coffee of course with a bit of chocolate and the chocolate seems to stick around in the finish. I could smell this beer all day and drink it just as long. The aromas are much bigger than the flavors which are still good, just not as prominent. Great session beer.