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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

216 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 216
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

funkel81, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

TerrenceOBrien, Feb 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Ultraman9000, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

notdriving, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SpillyBeers, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

n00blar, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Gmann
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jefe73, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

alalvarez75, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

aerozeppl, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

CypherEnigma, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sliverX, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of scootny
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick rich long lasting head of a light brown hue. Lots of lace and a dark, dark opaque brown fluid underneath. Lovely aroma of coffee and sweet burnt caramel. Some molasses and toffee notes as well. Roasted grains are evident as well as bready, (maybe floor ) malt. Some good earthy hops balance the nose well. Taste follows the nose with a bigger malt backbone and mild fruitiness giving a mildly English flavor. A healthy amount of charcoal gives a dry feel and personality. Some cocoa shows up as well. Finish is well hopped with coffee and mild grapefruit skin bitterness. A lingering toffee sweetness has toasted sweet brown bread in it. Feel is silky and crisp with a lightness that you expect from a lower abv. Super drinkable and delicious. Definitely one of my favorite porters.

scootny, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

EJLinneman, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review 300!!!! And the best part is it will be for one of my favorite breweries sixpoint! Gorilla warfare on tap at j ryans

A- pours a dark brown with a fair head of foam that dissapates with some lacing on the side. Has the looks of a cup of black coffee and that is getting me excited! I love black coffee and I love any coffee porter that delivers like surly

S- strong whiff of bitter coffee is the immediate scent. It's very strong and tied into some toasty malt. Correction, the coffee scent is massive. It blasts up from the glass and is leading me to believe this is what i think it is

T- a wallop of bitter black coffee with some sweet flavors at the end to match up with. The coffee flavors are coated with thick flavors that give the porter integrity... It's not watery at all. Very very delicious

M- flavor decorates the mouth with the right combo of flavor and carbonation

O- gorilla warfare has become one of the best depictions of the coffee porter I have ever had. The blast of black coffee is delivered perfect. I have one last thing to say... Please please please can this. I will buy truckloads

lovindahops, Nov 13, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown pour with a good inch and a half of dark tan head that hangs on top of the glass for what seems like forever before it falls back down to earth. very solid look i have to admit. aroma is deep coffee and sweet chocolate notes that just seem to layer themselves on top of each other. smooth, sweet, and lightly bitter it coats the tongue and offers such a smooth, and easy flavor it comes across simply great. touches of light vanilla and a lightly dry and sweet finish

mikesgroove, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Pahn
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan, 9/12/10. Apparently left over from a Sixpoint event they held where they had several Sixpoint brews on tap.

Appearance: Bartender leaves a half inch tan head that dissipates very slowly, leaving a thick ring of lacing. Pours a solid brownish black and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, roasted malt. Coffee beans. Smells like a serious coffee porter; serious coffee, serious porter.

Taste: Follows the nose. Great balance of bitterness and creaminess. Lots of roasted malt and dark roast coffee, with a nice acidity that approaches outright sourness. Airy and refreshing, like high quality black iced coffee. This is what I want from a coffee porter. Clean flavor, great balance. Also, 7.8% ABV?? There's no solvent in the flavor whatsoever. Goes down as smooth as if it were 3%~4%.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Creamier than most porters.

Drinkability: Very impressive beer. When I order "coffee porter" and this is what comes out, I've received exactly what I wanted. I would drink this often.

Gorilla Warfare does everything right: the coffee influence is big, distinctive, and delicious, but the beer is emphatically a porter, and a great porter at that.

Pahn, Sep 20, 2010
Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.