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Allegro Coffee Porter - Rogue Ales

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Allegro Coffee PorterAllegro Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 12-08-2013

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, another coffee variant porter to build on (or compete with) the Mocha Porter, it would seem.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy, dark orange-brick amber hue, with two skinny fingers of weakly puffy, thinly foamy, and mostly just bubbly beige head, which leaves some sloppy bleeding paint job lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of rich, lightly roasted coffee beans, bready caramel malt, hints of salted toffee, bittersweet powdered chocolate, a subtle nougat sweetness, sour milk, a mixed nuttiness, and soft earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is more well-creamed and sugared black, nutty coffee, a bit of charred woodiness, understated dark cocoa notes, grainy caramel malt, subdued biscuity toffee, a low-key earthy yeastiness, ethereal anise spice, and plain gritty, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite light and generally frothy in its bearing, the body kind of on the low-end of middleweight, and mostly smooth, the guest coffee not an overly invasive or acrid party crasher. It finishes off-dry, just, the caramel and toffee essences trudging their way along, while the complex coffee-borne character hitches along for the ride.

As usual, I must state that I am agnostic, leaning towards anti-coffee, depending on the situation at hand. Here, the particular java strain (?!) does well to mesh with the base malt, rendering a coffee porter that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts, if apprised separately. An agreeable brew, especially since an enticing Coffee Crisp nature grows as it warms.

Photo of kkleu357
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thinly dark pour. Has the consistency of a carbonated coffee. Aroma is sweet coffee. Similar to a coffee shop. Sweet, not chocolate though, coffee taste. Little bitter bite as well.

Photo of stratusjeans
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slyr586
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkQ617
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this poured into a stout glass out of the bomber. The color was a dark brown not as thick as you might expect. Thick fluffy light tan head. The flavor was less coffee than you might expect, understated, which was nice. Grainy mouthfeel. Great after dinner (or perhaps breakfast) beer.

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown body with one finger tan head and lace patches. Aroma is mostly roasted and coffee malts. Coffee taste is strong, like espresso strong, and there is a little bit of sugary/chocolaty sweetness in the beer but mostly it's coffee. Not a bad beer but the coffee flavor dominated beer and it didn't really appeal to me and it's just an ok beer.

Photo of grover37
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

6.2% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, char, and stale brewed coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, earth, and acrid coffee flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the coffee characteristics in this one are a bit stale and acrid to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Very nice creamy and light retention tan head. A milky cream like appearance and quite light, with a very dark body color. Very deep and solid mahogany red, with a very nearly opaque appearance to go with it. Solid and big with a good look and some light ring lacing to match.

Excellent aroma. Wonderful balance of piping warm coffee, milky creamy, some mild chocolate and a faint hint of hazelnut and vanilla like sweetness. Kind of hard to believe this is beer in front of me. All very nicely done with nothing overboard on the bouquet either.

Palate comes very simply but real nicely. Light milky body but with some depth. Good matching husked like grains and char, with a simple roast quality. Lots of coffee bean and piping qualities in the mid palate. Big surprising finish with a steely grapefruit quality, and mild bitterness that matches with the coffee real nicely. The fruit angle just accentuates the coffee nicely, or is that the coffee fruitness bringing out the hop angle? Hits with grapefruit and even a melon cantaloupe quality.

Very shocked at how good this is and how much I am enjoying it. Excellent brew.

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smitch
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear auburn with a decent beige foamy head, dropping to a nice, permanent covering. Smells like fruity coffee, cocoa, and caramel malt. Flavor is mostly coffee roast as well with a little vanilla and honey backing it up. Fluffy carbonation and drying finish. Pretty tasty little coffee porter...the bright coffee doesn't taste overly stale and the solid porter base still comes through.

Photo of tastybeer
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Color is a nice reddish woody shade, fairly clear but just about too dark to tell for sure. Aroma strikes initially as caramel hazelnut, cocoa, and medium roast coffee with fruity nuttiness. Smells and tastes like a light fluffy coffee porter. Fairly dry chocolate with high cocoa levels. Caramel integrated evenly throughout adding chewy texture. Carbonation is right where it should be.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark auburn brown with a light tan finger width head. Fair retention results in a broken layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Cold-pressed coffee with lesser notes of caramel and chocolate.

Taste - Sweet upfront with strong notes of caramel and hints of toffee. Coffee flavors hit mid-taste along with faint notes of dark chocolate. Fair amounts of coffee roast bitterness in the finish along with hints of Rogue's signature pacman yeast character add up to a lightly fruity and bittersweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Smooth finish.

Overall - Really nice balance and with a great flavor profile. The problem with coffee-infused brews is that they all taste good. It's a hard style to mess up, but perhaps even harder to make one stand out. This brew doesn't quite completely break away from the pack, but there are some distinguishing qualities that make this worthy to try. From what I understand, this one is exclusive to Whole Foods markets. Seek and destroy!

Photo of walterk
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CorgiDad
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Allegro Coffee Porter from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.