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Costa Rica (Coffee Porter) - HaandBryggeriet

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Costa Rica (Coffee Porter)Costa Rica (Coffee Porter)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-02-2011)
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adityashekhar

India

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-16-2013 15:25:55 | More by adityashekhar
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- Dark brown with one finger of mocha head that stays around for a while

S- Bitter coffee grounds, little chocolate, toasted malts, little rum and vanilla

T- A little bit of sweetness from the vanilla an chocolate, the coffee isn't overpowering, mild hops and toasted malts

M- Medium bodied, very smooth, coffee stays with you for a while

O- Very nicely balanced coffee porter not too much coffee or too malty, I like how this beer is not that heavy, very easy drinking porter

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 22:24:35 | More by Kmat10
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cwxc818

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-02-2013 12:56:22 | More by cwxc818
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2013 12:19:45 | More by nickleeye
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2013 14:56:53 | More by AngusOg
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-17-2013 23:15:26 | More by JakerLou
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-01-2013 20:11:53 | More by alelover
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2013 03:28:22 | More by chickenm
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pint .9 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is dark brown with ruby highlights. I got a meager mocha head.

S - The aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate are noticeable. It is not an overwhelming smell.

T - The taste is of coffee. There is some sweetness. The aftertaste is somewhat burnt.

M - Medium to full. Low carbonation.

O - It is a decent coffee beer. I don't necessarily like the burnt flavor, but it is not horrible. I have no idea how old the bottle is. It may be old with some off flavor, but the store I purchased it at seems to go through their beers in a timely fashion.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 22:07:19 | More by buschbeer
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - After letting this calm down in the glass and giving it time to warm, the head has settled and is a nice, soft, light brown/ beige color. Not a ton of head, but the retention is good. A deep, dark, menacing elixir. Looks great.

Smell - Rich and smoky aroma. Very strong and complex. A surprising amount of coffee grounds are noticeable, along with dark candi syrup/ brown sugar, toasted malts and even wood. The coffee aroma smells akin to that of a darker roast or espresso bean, despite the light roasted beans depicted on the label. Quite a bit going on here. This is worth spending some time with.

Taste - Excellent use of sugars. All the grain hits me after the sugars, followed by the coffee and a the bittering hops and smoke. Baker's chocolate is noticeable. A nice woody aftertaste, most likely imparted by the beans and the hops. Coffee is very obvious and situated nicely. Definitely bitter in a very good way. Hell, coffee being used as a bittering ingredient -- who knew!!? Almost comes across as a hop flavor in a strange way. This works really well with the sugars and the grains.

Mouthfeel - Spends most of its time lingering on the roof of the mouth. Very nicely balanced; tingling the tongue and front of the mouth. This really sticks to the palate. Not too chewy, but still medium to full-bodied. Very smooth and syrupy.

Overall - I really appreciate how this beer is not too heavy. The malt body is definitely prominent, yet not too overbearing. I find some Porters and Stouts can be hard to drink in one sitting or can be excessively rich (although, there are times when I crave that). Overall, the coffee sits perfectly in the mix. I must admit, I am a coffee geek and I am a *tiny* bit turned off by the slightly stale flavor of the beans that were used, but in some really strange way, the stale coffee bean flavor almost compliments the sugars, smoke and malts (it also might be the hops creating that "stale" taste, too). I would be interested in having this with even fresher beans and a slightly lighter roast. All in all, one of the best Porters I've had, and that's saying a lot -- I've had quite a few in my day! An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:45:56 | More by Agent1
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2013 21:59:41 | More by schopenhauerale
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-27-2013 20:16:38 | More by Eric908
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-19-2013 17:59:37 | More by Stinger80OH
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andant

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-31-2012 03:42:27 | More by andant
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roach4230

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

11-25-2012 13:31:28 | More by roach4230
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of aromatic coffee is quite nice with light dry roasted malt notes. Taste is a good mix between aromatic coffee notes with little astringency and roasted malt with a dry finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very tasty coffee porter with very subtle smoky notes that I usually associated with the Haand brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 21:13:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice retention and lacing on a jet black body.

S: coffee, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malts.

T: this one is fairly sweet, mostly due to the vanilla up front and light milk chocolate in the finish. The coffee is well applied and doesn't overshadow but provides less bitterness than I would like. more roasty than bitter. oak notes as well.

M: medium body and high carbonation. too carbonated for my liking.

Overall: I would like a little more from the coffee. still overall a very nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2012 06:48:16 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of light tan foam on top of a opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves good lacing in the glass.

S - A dense, dark aroma of chocolate, espresso, rum, and vanilla.

T - Dark sugar and dense malt up front with a touch of nutty caramel in the middle. Finishes with slightly smoky coffee, spicy hops and a bit of anise.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Nicely done, the coffee is readily apparent, especially in the aroma where it adds an unusual complexity to the beer that would almost leave me wondering if it were barrel aged if I didn't know better.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 06:47:46 | More by nickfl
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-02-2012 19:24:35 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-23-2012 05:47:46 | More by Focusf111
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beergoot

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee colors and aroma hit right off the bat. Turbid, dark brown; thick, tannish head. Roasted coffee beans; burnt grains in the nose; acrid and pungent. Espresso flavor; rich, roasted grains; slight char taste; burnt toast; dark chocolate. Smooth, velvety feel; rich and sugary.

Coffee -- rich, deep roasted -- no cream, minimal sugar (though just enough to 'sweeten' things up just right. Delightful...

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 22:53:15 | More by beergoot
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brownish amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, frothy beige head, which leaves a rain forest profile lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of pungent, musty bitter coffee grounds, an oily nuttiness, some mild bittersweet chocolate, and soft herbal, leafy hops. The taste is biscuity, bready malt, more medium cafe-infused chocolate, mild dark juicy fruit, a bit of charred grain, a twinge of lactic sweetness, and soft earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is rather innately reserved, the body a sturdy medium weight, and pretty silky in its overall smoothness. It finishes still on the sweet side, though generally tempered by the continuing espresso bitterness expression, and some beaten down noble hops.

A pretty well-rounded porter, big on the coffee guest star, sure, but the other attributes do not falter - that choco-lacto dryness/sourness is present and certainly accounted for here. A tasty tipple.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:25:40 | More by biboergosum
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-27-2012 00:51:22 | More by jera1350
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-15-2012 17:51:47 | More by imperialking
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black, but more a super dark brown. Medium brown finger of head adorns and laces well. The aroma was nice, though not super in-your-face. More chocolate than coffee, but there's a good bit of roastiness. The taste gives more a coffee bitterness, roast, milk chocolate and more roasted malts. The feel is good, creamy, fairly full bodied.

Not out of this world, but it's really solid and above the curve as far as coffee beers goes.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 23:26:51 | More by EgadBananas
Costa Rica (Coffee Porter) from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.