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Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 67
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with coffee from Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2007)
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-13-2014 07:32:33 | More by chippo33
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-20-2014 19:54:27 | More by Howlader
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PEBKAC

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2009 02:31:08 | More by PEBKAC
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cbless97

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: growler

06-07-2012 00:51:10 | More by cbless97
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CapitolCrusher

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-26-2013 13:12:56 | More by CapitolCrusher
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-13-2013 01:44:29 | More by Gregwa
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-22-2013 21:00:37 | More by Satchboogie
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-09-2013 18:37:58 | More by vonnegut21
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-26-2013 15:57:22 | More by petermethot
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JulioH

Florida

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2014 05:25:23 | More by JulioH
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plaid75

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 21:32:10 | More by plaid75
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david18

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2010 21:20:23 | More by david18
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Kendo

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 20:20:15 | More by Kendo
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 13:11:21 | More by Rifugium
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Gmann

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2011 02:46:50 | More by Gmann
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Mikeyboxx

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

04-05-2008 00:05:19 | More by Mikeyboxx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 22:22:04 | More by tbeckett
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Mudpuppet

Massachusetts

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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2008 03:50:40 | More by Mudpuppet
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barczar

Kentucky

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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 03:12:52 | More by barczar
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pwoods

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 04:01:48 | More by pwoods
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tpd975

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 00:54:05 | More by tpd975
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-07-2012 00:32:33 | More by acurtis
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-23-2014 00:03:03 | More by Griffith
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hoptualBrew

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-22-2014 11:24:55 | More by hoptualBrew
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BklynTerp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-02-2013 05:44:02 | More by BklynTerp
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Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.