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Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter - Sixpoint Brewery

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Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

215 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 67
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew is a robust and rich Porter made with coffee beans from Gorilla Coffee in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2007)
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

chippo33, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of PEBKAC
3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler via New Beer from an aged keg. It tasted like it.

Muddy, muddled, murky, runoff pour into my everyday chalice. A decent buildup of wicker-colored head. Soda-like lace.

Smell is slightly charred brown bread, cocoa powder, & a light coffee tone. Muted hop presence in the background.

Taste shows an initial stab of earthy sweetness, with burnt nuts & baker's chocolate. Middle ground consists of mud, green wood, & a light chase of alcohol. Some oxidation characteristics are present on the finish.

Slight ashiness in the feel. It softens up the delivery. Level carbonation.

Had it at BT during its release last year. Either though age, or recipe tweaking(or just spotty handling), the intensely pure coffee flavors that I wrote down in my notes, just weren't there this time. I look forward to a fresher sample.

PEBKAC, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of cbless97
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a style I typically reach for but I thought I would give it a try. I am happy that I did this is a nice sipper. Being that it is early June, I will try to find this in the winter when I think it would be great.
Overall- enjoyable though a bit too citrusy which has surprised me.

cbless97, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of WoostaBia
3.2/5  rDev -23.1%

Black porter with pepperish fresh smell, the taste had a dash of pepper not overwhelming taste. This was an underwhelming beer. Looking forward to other sixpoint beers but this disappointed

WoostaBia, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

CapitolCrusher, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Gregwa, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Satchboogie, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

vonnegut21, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JulioH
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very generic beer. It has no punch, yet it delivers.

Pours a nice dark beer. Smells like coffee, chocolate. Taste like any other porter, a bit lacking in character. It was a bit thick in the mouth. Easy to drink though, could drink this all day. Light enough.

JulioH, May 19, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured spent coffee grounds with a bit of caramel.

The taste consisted of dry coffee, charcoal and a slight caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty porter. Coffee infused beers are not my thing, but this was enjoyable.

plaid75, Mar 31, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a very small glass of this at George Keeley's on Amsterdam Avenue in New York City and from what I had i enjoyed it. Good roasty porter aroma and flavor. Very good dark color with a dark brown head. Mouthfeel was that of a porter, substantial. I will have this beer again next time i see it.

david18, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of Kendo
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the City Beer Hall recently. Review entered from notes.

A: Body is dark brown, nearly black. A small light-tan/beige head rests on top.

S: Bigtime coffee. Roasted coffee beans and roasty malt.

T: Coffee and roasted barley malt. Heavy on the coffee, which overwhelms everything else. There is an earthy, roasty bitterness towards the finish, and as it warms and I can get past the coffee (a little), I get some chocolate. Lingering coffee aftertaste is no surprise.

M: Medium-plus in heft. Carbonation is moderate.

O: Decent. Too much coffee for me.

Kendo, May 15, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom

Poured a dark brown color with a cap of beige head; moderate lacing and retention. Aroma is roasty with dark malts but mostly dominated by coffee. Taste of bitter cocoa up front, quickly overcome by roasty coffee, a little grainy and sweet, but it's rich enough to taste like more than a glass of cold coffee, like other beers of the style that I've had. Medium body, and pretty drinkable.

Rifugium, Feb 16, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid brown color with a big frothy khaki colored head. The head takes its time settling but seems a little loose and the beer appears watery.

The aroma is of a moderate roast coffee. That aroma is nice but I don't get much else from the porter.

The taste is of coffee, pleasant and not bitter. There is some slight roast notes. Besides the coffee there is not much depth to this porter. I am disappointed based on the reviews.

The feel is light, very light for the style. The carbonation is light which helps lead to a watery feel. An overall light coffee bitterness on the palate.

Nice coffee flavor but that is about it. The rest of the porter falls short and is thin. I wanted to like this more but it is way too thin.

Gmann, Dec 30, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving this at Whole Foods on Houston and Bowery. Growler serving.

Aroma is not a strong coffee but mild. Mouthfeel is well rounded and goes down with a strong coffee flavor. For 7.80% ABV this is an easy drinking porter. I recommend if you like coffee flavored beers.

Mikeyboxx, Apr 05, 2008
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3.66/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at Barcade in Philly during the Sixpoint Tap Takeover. From notes.

A - Black pour with a film of off white head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of coffee, coffee, grounds, roast.

T - Coffee and tons of roast with a bit of milk chocolate.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a bitter coffee finish.

O/D - An intense coffee porter that worked fairly well. No complaints here, but nothing I would drink a lot of.

tbeckett, Mar 23, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a tulip glass at Sunset. This beer pours a dark but not light absorbing brown. A nice .5" head topped this one off.

S- I get some coffee grinds. There is some light malt in the background but mostly coffee

T- There is defintely some coffee grinds flavor in this. I think most beers taste like the grinds of coffee not the brewed coffee. This is tasty but not as good as the brewed product. There we some dark sweet malty notes holding this up too.

M- Maybe a bit high on the carbonation. That is more Sunset than Sixpoint though. Medium thick brew overall.

D- I like this beer. Has a bit of an odd aftertaste if you wait too long between sips though. That means you should drink this pint up quicker!

Mudpuppet, Mar 19, 2008
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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep brown with amber highlights. A thick one finger tan head dissipates into a ring around the glass, leaving slight lacing.

Aroma is heavily roast coffee, with chocolate and nuttiness underlying and accompanied by a malt sweetness.

Flavor begins with slightly acrid roast coffee, which dominates until the bitter, astringent finish. Charred roast malt comprises the mid palate flavor. Notes of chocolate and sweet caramel malt add complexity, with a decidedly nutty aftertaste.

Body is on the light side for a porter, with moderate carbonation accentuating the acrid finish and moderate astringency.

Overall, a very coffee forward porter. The abv is dangerously well hidden. The acrid taste prevents me from loving this offering. But I'm not the biggest coffee fan, either. If you love coffee, this is your beer!

barczar, Mar 31, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Shane for the bottle.

12oz. unlabeled bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours nearly a solid black, very little light. 2 fingers of light mocha head forms pretty tight and holds nicely. Decent lacing.

S: Some light coffee notes and a bit of starchy chicory like aroma. Light roast and a bit of sweetness. Very subtle.

T/M: More of the light coffee and starchy flavor. There's a decent amount of alcohol, bringing some light fruity phenols. Plenty of roasty flavor as well, bringing some bitterness to the table. Carbonation is quite high, making it feel like a Belgian hybrid? The Bolshoi I had from Sixpoint Craft Ales was the same way, very unique. A touch of tartness in the back with the fruitiness. Body is medium to medium full with strong carbonation to lighten the feel a bit.

D: ABV is up there a bit. Tasty and very interesting.

pwoods, Dec 02, 2008
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3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JW77 for this one.

A: Pours dark black with a small tan head.

S: Simple aromas, coffee, chocolate, and a blast of roast.

T: What you smell is what you taste. Fresh coffee, chocolate malt, with a nice roasty undertone.

M: Fairly light in body, good carbonation.

D: Good, falls short of great.

tpd975, Mar 16, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jason, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

acurtis, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Griffith, Feb 23, 2014
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Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.