Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter - Sixpoint Brewery
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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
Served on tap at Comet Cafe. Appearance is a dark muddy brown with two fingers of billowing brown head. The nose is rich chocolate and dark roasted character with moderate char. The taste is deep coffee paired with roasted barley and a bit of bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel I some
What thick, nice creamy body, mild carbonation. Overall, very tasty brew, I hope to see this available in cans some day.
07-17-2012 23:06:47 | More by homebrew311
4.48/5 rDev +7.4%
Delicious. And just how I like my occasional coffee. Gotta keep this short leaving for vacation, but quite simply one of the best beers I've had this year.
Coffee, cream and sugar. With notes of chocolate and even a nice hop presence making this a little at bitter at times. But mostly sweet beautiful coffee, did I mention cream and sugar? Yes, please.
Outstanding. Get some? No get more.
06-16-2012 11:50:42 | More by B33R501
3.18/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
06-07-2012 00:51:10 | More by cbless97
3.53/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
05-15-2012 20:20:15 | More by Kendo
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
Common American Porter flavors of chocolate and coffee are exacerbated with coffee infussion and higher rates of chocolate malt for a fuller and more intense session. Keeping the beer medium in weight and the citrus hop character well within balance , there's a lot of finesse that goes into this dark masculine ale.
The Porter pours with a creamy and velvety appearance. Mildly hazed for a richer and denser effect. Creamy carbonation matches that of the liquid and retains wonderfully with an understated tan cap. Lacing well, the beer holds onto its structure very well going down to the final sips.
Rich aromas hit the nail on the head with the full brunt of coffee and chocolate. Backed with supporting notes of caramel, nuts, citrus hops, grassy hops, and a note of earthy woodiness. Very appetizing to say the least.
Flavors come across even stronger than suggested by the nose as the beer continues to up its game with every turn. Richer chocolate flavor, more intense coffee, and more background heft of caramel and nuts. Hoppy components of grapefruit, freshly mulled grasses and pine resin develop the right amount of flavor at the middle palate and developing into a slim bitterness to balance the malt focus in finish. Surprisingly, the flavors of all these element are vivid and well placed, the beer alludes the heavy sweetness that often accompany these flavors. This, and with the absence of any detrimental flavors make this a highly enjoyable session.
Velvety and rich to start as the supple carbonation plays softly on the palate and helps to create a sensation of richness when joined with light caramel sweetness and milk chocolate notes. The creamy chocolate starts goes toward coffee thinness in the middle, before turning decidedly malty-dry in finish where the hop resins and moderate alcohol warmth set in wonderfully. A linger of coffee and chocolate form the lasting impressions of the focused and varying beer.
Absolute delight is the memory that I'm left with as the beer finishes out. Surprisingly drinkable as all of these flavors are on prominent display and with the right amount of malty sweetness to inform the sweeter taste but to keep the beer lighter and easier to drink than it should.
04-04-2012 15:55:45 | More by BEERchitect
3.53/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
03-31-2012 21:32:10 | More by plaid75
3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
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!
03-31-2012 03:12:52 | More by barczar
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured into a snifter, this stuff has a modest head of relatively thick beige foam atop a layer of deep black liquid. The head isn't terribly persistent, but the lacing is tenacious. It may be best served a little bit warmer, as it might benefit the aroma. That said, it has a faint coffee aroma. I expect for the prominence of coffee in the flavor it would smell more of it. Subtle hint of. chocolate behind the coffee. Body is light for a beer this rich. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and earthy. Very pleasant combination of flavors. I'm not a coffee drinker (can't stand that stuff, unless its in beer) but this would be a great way to start the day.
03-25-2012 05:48:18 | More by compass40204
4/5 rDev -4.1%
A - Completely opaque, low carbonation (growler so dependent upon serving establishment), nice tan head, lots of lacing.
S - Lots of roasted notes with a touch of hop.
T - Like the smell, tons of roasted malt, I would say more chocolate than coffee...not a complaint, just expected over the top coffee. Nice hop bitterness on the finish, no acrid bite...nice.
M - Moderate body, but nothing too heavy, keeps you wanting another sip. Would not mind a touch more carbonation but this could be the place I get the growler fill.
O - Very solid porter, have enjoy it a couple times and will certainly enjoy it again. Especially like that it is local-ish.
03-17-2012 01:00:53 | More by steelerguy
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY
A: Pours a jet black with a tall thick light tan head. The head retention is excellent, lasting 30 minutes while the beer warmed up to room temperature. Significant lacing is observed.
S: Huge aroma of coffee, slightly bitter like the smell of freshly ground coffee beans. Hints of vanilla are also present.
T: Wonderfully full of coffee flavor and coffee bitterness. There are also nice hints of vanilla, roasted malts, and a subtle hint of chocolate in the finish.
M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy.
O: Really enjoyable at brunch time, you could almost substitute real coffee with this beer and not notice (other than temperature). Perfect mix of coffee flavors in a beer - nice mouthfeel, great taste, and a pleasant aroma. Definitely one to have again.
03-04-2012 15:41:26 | More by dbrauneis
Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
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