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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wisconsin Brewing’s Brown Robust Porter made with Barriques coffee. Blending craft beer and coffee isn’t a new idea, but getting the desired result — a coffee brew that’s smooth and flavorful from the first sip to the last drop — has remained elusive. That is, until now. #006 PORTER JOE™ is the result of a collaborative effort by WBC brewmaster Kirby Nelson and Barriques coffee master Rob Jeffries, who hit upon the perfect combination of coffee blend and brewing technique. "It’s not so much a ’secret’ as it is the combination of the right techniques and the right brews," says Kirby. "Our #003 Brown & Robust Porter is bold and flavorful. Barriques’ special blend brings a wonderful richness with no bitter coffee aftertaste. In PORTER JOE™, those two brews compliment each other naturally." So do the two companies. WBC is proud of our Badger State heritage. Barriques is an active and engaged member of the community. That’s a match made in locally-sourced heaven.

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3.6
Dogbrick (14009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at the tap room. Dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and chocolate. Light body with flavors of strong coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.4
tutal (11) - La Crescent, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted from a bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Aroma - Very little: some roasted malt, but not a lot coming through
Appearance - dark brown with ruby notes, a very light, almost white head which quickly dissapates
Flavor - Big on roast and slight alcohol, very little malt, almost no hop presence (which is to style)
Mouthfeel - Thin body which isn’t helped by the excessive carbonation which goes well beyond "moderately high" - it seemed to be above 3 volumes
Overall - I almost wonder if this should be classified as other kind of beer. It has far too thin of a body and hardly any malt to call this a robust porter.

3.8
Headbanger (4023) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
16oz draft 5/27/14 (The Town-Aurora)-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with the coffee being very prominent. This full bodied brew is well balanced and damn tasty.

3.6
crossovert (14019) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft. Fairly dry and roasty brew, entry of coffee and I like the lower gravity treatment.

3.7
kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Had this from draft at farmhouse in Evanston haven't heard of the brewery. Good beer. Black thick pour with sticky off white head. Expresso and nutty aroma. Heavy coffee taste but overall a smooth and easy drinking porter. Would like to try more of their beer

3.8
charule (2299) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Vintage. Poured very dark brown with light cream head. Pretty impressive coffee aroma with the usual choc roast. Light carb med bod. Roasty choc taste with bitter sweet coffee.

3.9
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On draught at the new Wisconsin Brewing Company tap room in Verona, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark brown colored brew with a fast dissipating beige head that dissipates to an off-white ring with spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel and chocolate malt, some floral hops with more coffee presence than the regular robust porter. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of toasted chocolate malt, mocha coffee and even some Easter egg chocolate (with editable wax) presence. Finish has a short lived noble hop bitterness followed by a lingering coffee aftertaste.

3.7
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Loads of coffee with milk and dark chocolate. Wow, awesome beer. Can’t wait until I start seeing better distro around these parts.

3.9
drpimento (3801) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pretty good; easy drinking; balanced. Lots of lace & long lasting head. Flavored are nicely blended. Good clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2014
My favorite beer from WBC. What’s nice about this one is it is easy to drink and is still packed with an awesome coffee punch to the taste buds. I love the big heavy imperial stouts infused with coffee, but with those you drink one and you are done. Porter Joe is has just as much coffee flavor, if not more than most of those big beers, but you don’t get full. I’d recommend stopping over at the brewery and checking out the new facility while drinking one of these.


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