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Joe Coffee Porter - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Hophead717, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ZEB89, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tommyguz, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

beans923, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Porter brewed with coffee. Served it to myself in a pint glass. Freshest by 02/01/2013 (so, not entirely fresh).

Very dark cola brown with a light sepia head. Crowned at a humble half-inch and stuck as a dense third of an inch. Looks creamy.

Husky grain, dark roastiness, and only a hint of coffee in the nose. Some lax tinniness that I can't really explain. Smells somewhat similar to Yuengling Porter, not that that's a bad thing. Just was expecting a sweeter and more robust aroma.

Mild coffee gets mostly drowned out by dark roasty malts and a burnt nuttiness. Light hints of dark fruits. Backdrop of dry toffee. The whole flavor profile is rather dry. It's still hearty and almost savory with brothy elements surfacing here and there. Could definitely use some more brawn, and a sweetness might bring out the additives more. I can't help but think this letdown is a product of its age.

Drinks with upped carbonation. The body is on the thin side. It's not really satisfying me on this chilly and rainy March evening.

Merely ok. I need to get my mitts on a fresher bottle and do a re-review, proper. Until then, folks...

thecheapies, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Em30, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Dannynoonan123, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mmsimmons, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JMartin, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ssimpson89, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

AdamP, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

IdrinkGas, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint

Opaque blackness with little to no head/lacing. That's about it.

Plenty of roasted beans and iced coffee scents in the nose. Hints of caramel and baker's chocolate with toasted dark malts.

Slightly sweet coffee and cream up front. Chocolate and caramel backbone with roasted malts and a hint of coffee bitterness. Nicely balanced, finishes with a snap of freshly brewed iced coffee.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, smooth and crisp on the tongue, although slightly thin. Easily one of PBC's better beers, I'd drink this again on occasion.

xnicknj, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

musicman7070, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tommyd313, Jan 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint. Side note: I've enjoyed this beer for a while now every time it comes around. It seems even better this year, I'm getting more coffee out of this.

Second side note: Best served slightly less than cold.

Appearance: Pitch black with a tanish head that sticks around for a little. Looks the part and keeps its head.

Smell: On point, smells like a pot of coffee.

Taste: This year I'm picking up more coffee than before. This almost tastes straight up like coffee in beer form. Besides that, obviously malts in the background, and ever such a slight amount of hops at the end. Coffee also comes out better if this isn't served ice cold, so if you're drinking it that way, you may "be doin' it wrong." It's great. I don't get why people don't like this. Maybe they're bias towards Yards beers or something. This is a great beer. Was before, seems even better this year.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, kind of goes down... like coffee. Carbonation isn't too bad.

I really do adore this beer. This is also from someone who dug that coffee Pepsi from way back when, so take that for what you will.

ColdWaffles, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

jjd315, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Pensfan0782, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

brendaniel, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

bradwalrus, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

WDJersey, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DLS168, Dec 03, 2012
Joe Coffee Porter from Philadelphia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.