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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

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
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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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2014 12:34:12 | More by KAF
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Gmann

New York

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with medium bubbled tan head. The head size was decent but had lots of retention and left some lacing on the glass.

The beer has a wonderful aroma of coffee beans, really quite fantastic. Some lactose notes. I don't really pick up much else, no need to.

Nice roasted base, woody, wet bark. The lactose provides some milky sweetness and there is some brown sugar notes as well. The coffee is wonderful in the flavor as well. Really tastes like fresh coffee beans. There is a bit of a barky spice that I pick up. Some tea like flavors in the finish.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. The beer has a building bitterness on the palate and finishes slightly dry.

This is a really good coffee porter. Nice woody and coffee flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 21:30:14 | More by Gmann
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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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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a gigantic head, despite very slow pouring.
Nose shows cocoa, sweet dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Funnily enough the chocolate is a lot stronger than the coffee.
Flavours are much more focussed on the coffee, with overt roasty characters. Underneath is sweet, syrup-like malt and a hint of acidity. I'm not sure if the coffee and sugary sweetness really work together.
Way to much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 09:28:38 | More by CrazyDavros
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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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ADZA

Australia

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

A-Pours a dark as night kola hue which leaves a frothy,creamy two finger head that stays.

S-Strong dark expresso,Dark chocolate and dark malts.

T-Even though the hops are there i feel they take a step back with the predominant tastes being Rich dark coffee/expresso,burnt toffee,dark Belgian chocolate and a dark fruit hoppiness at the end without being bitter at all and the after taste is more like when you have just finished a very milky cappicino very nice especially if you are a coffee lover as well a beer lover.

M-Medium bodied and somewhat creamy,not as creamy as a milk stout but nearly there.

O-Well what can i say apart from that ive had many a coffee porter in my time but this brew definately nails the coffee factor and it really does taste like a ice coffee/beer and in my eyes a perfect compliment to a dark rich dessert and i would definately buy again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 08:22:04 | More by ADZA
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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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-28-2013 14:42:16 | More by tom10101
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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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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2014 21:22:52 | More by Ciocanelu
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-25-2012 02:01:05 | More by kaelingirl
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small tan head that quickly goes to a collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is lots of coffee, some roast and lactic chocolate with a little smoke and nuts.

The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts and roast coffee with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, it's one-dimensional but with great coffee notes. A little pricey at $10 a bottle - there are other more affordable coffee beers that are better.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:00:22 | More by Beaver13
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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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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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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

12-27-2013 12:32:59 | More by Rekrule
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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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-03-2012 21:28:05 | More by samEBC
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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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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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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2012 01:11:04 | More by TasteTester
Costa Rica (Coffee Porter) from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.