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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

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 5
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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TasteTester

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2012 01:11:04 | More by TasteTester
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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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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 23:51:07 | More by CBodamer
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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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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark brown to black liquid with 1/2 finger of off-white suds that quickily dissipate.
The brew looks thin somehow.
Aroma is charred malts with a chocolaty coffee. I get some raisin and very little alcohol. There is a sharp smell of bitterness here that might be coffee and alcohol but it's hard to tell.
Taste is malty coffee and alcohol. For a 6.2% beer this seems not quite mature like it needed more time in the vats.
Mouthfeel is very clean and the coffee lingers just a tad before the alcohol takes over and finishes this hot brew out.
Overall this is a good try but for ten bucks I won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 00:20:18 | More by peabody
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Caramel brown with a very tall and bubbly head that’s also semi-creamy. Long lasting retention with minimal lacing.

(4.0) S: Caramel, brown sugar, roasted coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Bold aromas that are enticing. The coffee aroma is more medium roast than a heavy espresso aroma and more in sync with the cocoa.

(3.75) T: Rich caramel, chocolate, slight smoke, roasted coffee, black licorice, herbal qualities, and hints of dark fruits. The coffee is present but the cocoa and caramel sweetness are slightly overpowering. The herbal qualities (anise-like) are very nice as this warms.

(3.75) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slick and oily.

(3.75) D: This is very good. Perhaps was expecting more coffee than cocoa, and slightly drier and less full bodied, but still quite nice and glad I tried this.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 01:03:06 | More by Digimaika2
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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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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
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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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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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Bung

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml. Picked up at Charleston Beer Exchange.
About black, finger of light tan fading down to dark tan head. Retained very well.

Aroma, Plenty of chocolates and toasted malt. Lighter coffee.

Taste, Light roast malt, caramel, milk chocolate pretty prominent with the lactose sugar. Roast and coffee even this out very nicely. Kind of a mocha latte finish.

Medium bodied, carbonation on the higher side the only thing I would change to just a little bit less or to a finer carbonation. Drinks very easily still.
Another good one from HaandBryggeriet.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:23:50 | More by Bung
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is dark brown. Head is light tan, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Robust coffee notes, malt. Sweet smelling. Light hop notes on the nose.

T: Does not follow the nose. Mild hops shoot straight down the palate, followed by medium roast malt and coffee notes. Not sweet at all. Aftertaste is coffee and malt, with a dry semi-bitter finish.

M: Medium/light body. Combination of hop forwardness and malt and coffee additions give a mf that is at first excited by hops and then coated by malt and coffee notes.

O: A good beer. Interesting combo of hop-forwardness and a medium malt/coffee base. The aftertaste is a nice light/medium coffee which I like. I would drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:38:11 | More by tsauce2
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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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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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andant

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-27-2014 01:59:44 | More by DrBier
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cwxc818

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-30-2014 00:47:58 | More by kybeerdrinker
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jojohaaa

Norway

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2014 09:22:01 | More by jojohaaa
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-22-2013 01:43:37 | More by bcm75
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-23-2014 03:53:30 | More by Beervana
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-19-2013 17:59:37 | More by Stinger80OH
Costa Rica (Coffee Porter) from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.