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Joe Coffee Porter - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gdfan47 on 01-17-2009)
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Reviews by WilliamPhilaPa:
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few sample glasses on tap at the brewery prior to doing a tour.
Pours black and clear; decent lace; whiffs of coffee and chocolate. More coffee in the taste (it is "Brewed with 50 pounds of locally roasted fair trade Peruvian coffee") and slight hint of chocolate...maybe; chewy and smooth mouth-feel.
Not very complex (mainly the flavor of coffee) but I like coffee and I like beer...sort of a match made in heaven.
Simple and done right!
I wish I could get a case to bring home.
Recommendation for PBC...
Please bottle your "Select" brews & add 4 bottles to the variety case...that would be kick-ass!
I'll send A email.
Also wondering if you will have a Fest beer in Sept. and Oct. :)
When is the last time a Philly Brewer brewed a Fest beer...Franklin Fest?

I enjoyed the glass of "Joe"

WilliamPhilaPa, Feb 07, 2009
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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Philadelphia Brewing Company does make many beers that I particularly like, but Joe Coffee Porter is definitely the exception. This is a beer that really enjoy drinking and although it isn't the best example of an American Porter, it is an easy drinking full-flavored beer with a nice jolt of coffee. The roast and caramel flavors from the malt are well developed in the beer and complement the coffee well. If you like coffee porter/stouts, this is a beer to try.

Soonami, Oct 07, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pure coffee smelling porter, creamy dark roasted coffee acents going on, not bad at all. Bitter coffee nose and roasts all the way through with creamy chocolate layers and earthy coffee notes going strong with each sip. What a nice flavor profile going on here, I can get down with this medium bodied texture and extremely drinkable version of a coffee beer.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Philadelphia Brewing- Joe

A- Deep dark brownish black with a small tan lacing head.
S- Light dry cocoa powder and mild roasted coffee beans.
T- Light creamy milk chocolate cocoa powder mixed into creamy light blend coffee.
M- Very smooth and very creamy. Flavors are never intense.

Overall- a good, solid porter. Easy session beer here.

NJpadreFan, Jan 19, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

whatname, Oct 23, 2012
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3.32/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

huntr70, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of prototypic
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Beerisheaven for the bottle.
Joe Coffee Porter pours a dark mahogany brown color. It's close to opaque, but a few scarlet highlights are noted at the outermost edges. It's capped with a mocha tan head that stands about a finger and a half tall. It recedes to a surface covering fairly quickly, but holds firm there for a bit. I'm sure this Sam Adams glass is sustaining it at this point. Lacing was very light.

Roasted coffee is front and center on the nose. It's fairly strong throughout. Given my love for all things java, that's a-ok by me. There are some roasted and chocolate notes from the malts. The chocolate factor is bittersweet, rather than sweet. That's about all I'm getting here. It's rather straight forward, but smells pretty good.

The flavor doesn't differ from what the nose suggested. It is rather coffee heavy. Personally, I think that's a good thing. The coffee flavor is really tasty and acts a nice springboard for the roasted and chocolate malt flavors. They work well in tandem. Coffee is the strongest, but it's a perfect mix for the Porter elements. The strong coffee presence will likely turn off the coffee averse crowd. It really drives what this beer is all about. But, I like it. The flavor, like the nose, is simple and uncomplicated. But it has a nice flavor overall. I like it a little more with each sip.

Joe Coffee Porter has a light body. It feels a little anemic. Carbonation is light, but there's not enough body to have a great feel. Above average is as good as it gets. Drinkability is good. I'm digging the coffee flavor and it's going down easy. I can't say I'd stay enamored with it all night, but I'd be good for a couple of bottles.

This is my first go with Philadelphia Brewing Company beer. I'm pretty impressed. Joe Coffee Porter is good beer. There's nothing extreme about it, but it has a good flavor that works well all-around. I do think it'd benefit from a bit more body. But, otherwise, it's good stuff. I suspect any coffee fan would appreciate it. Thanks, Brian.

prototypic, Mar 06, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, a good sessionable coffee porter. There's a big, deep roasted flavor, like espresso. There are hints of dark toast, cocoa, and bitter black grains around the coffee. The beer has a bit of body to it, but I wouldn't mind having several bottles. The aroma reminds me more of fresh ground beans. While there isn't a ton of beer grain character, they did a great job of presenting the coffee. Check this out.

tempest, Oct 08, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks jyoungsbcp!

pours jet black with a light cream head that disappears quickly leaving light retention and little lacing.

big coffee on the roast. dark roasted espresso combining with sweet roasted malts and a hint of charcoal

coffee is lighter in the taste however balanced well against the dark malts. both compliment each other quite well. a bit of bitterness that has both a hoppy and chocolate flavor. light sweetness throughout

fairly full body with micro carbonation. i would like to see a bit more here. not thin by any means

great coffee flavors, low ABV, plenty of flavors make this a GREAT and easy drinker. im glad i have another.

hooliganlife, Jan 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Bdel34, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

FalconA, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown (with some ruby coming through certain parts of the body) with a finger of rich light mocha head. This retains with a thin foaminess and a smooth cascade that settles into some rich spotty swathes of lacing. The aroma is smooth with roasted coffee character, which is flavorful but not overly biting in the nostrils. Notes of cocoa, caramel, and green citrus rounds out the back of the nose.

The taste carries over, with plenty of burnt coffee and additional bitter flavors of roast and green citric bitterness. Some tangier notes of chocolate and caramel balances the bulk of this out but the coffee stands out in the finish, with a dry and acrid feel that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer and creamier feel to the carbonation on the edges but eventually lays a steady prickle down on the tongue. There’s a little bit of warmth that lingers on the backend of the feel, which is surprising to me for a 5% beer. Its’ nothing too distracting though.

This was an OK take on a Coffee Porter and while it didn’t quite live up my expectations (or better yet but others have said about it), it still offered up a decent enough quaff. I wouldn’t shy away from trying this on draft though, as I have a feeling that this has the potential to pop much more than what it did here.

Kegatron, Apr 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

jdaddy, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

HuaiDan, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. single bottle purchased. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Midnight black with slight hints of brown. Coffee foam colored head yielded some pretty sweet lacing. Someone might mistake this brew for a Coca-Cola!

S- Roasted coffee beans and sweet creamy milk- ice cream like. Very fresh and potent.

T- Espresso, roasted malts, sugars, choclate/caramel ice cream. Sweet baked cookies- but overall a damn bitter beer. This is how i like my porters!

M- Thick, but not heavy and overdone. Consistency of the body was very appropriate. Went down easily and carbonation was just right.

D- This one will fill you up, so watch out. Enjoyable and full flavored. Good stuff- would sample again.

DavidSeanNJ, Jan 03, 2010
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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kwa357, Dec 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - near black body that looks very thick. A light brown head sits on top and, true to style, fades quick leaving nice lacing and a little film on top.

S - Coffee... definitely a coffee. Definitely a dark roast coffee. The downside is that there is a burnt smokiness to it that turns me off.

T - Same as the smell. Dark roast coffee, a bit of sweet, but the smokiness reminds me of Rogue's Chipotle Ale. Not a bad flavor just not what I was in the mood for or expecting.

M - Full bodied with a clean finish.

D - it would probably be better after one or two, but I couldn't get there.

Normally I'm down with Philadelphia Brewing's beer but I'll pass this one up.

drcarver, Oct 02, 2009
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Joe Coffee Porter from Philadelphia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.