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Happy Dog Coffee Porter - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

Happy Dog Coffee Porter
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87
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Green Tree Coffee used to be our neighbors, thankfully they are not far away now. We use their hand roasted coffee combined with the Wrecking Ball Baltic Porter to create this beer.

(Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 01-05-2011)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a brown to black coloring with a thin ring of film on the surface. Filmy and clingy throughout. Nose of Starbucks....holy shit! My nose is buried in coffee grounds. Flavors of bitter and roasted coffee grounds. Bitter, roasty, and holy shit! I know I keep saying that, but wow! This is a Folger's bomb in your mouth. Very bitter aftertaste. Very dry, roasty finish. Coffee lovers rejoice, this is your beer! Very tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2013 00:53:25 | More by GarthDanielson
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -20%

03-30-2014 13:43:37 | More by rderedin
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poolemhore

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2014 19:13:22 | More by poolemhore
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at the Anniversary party.

Pours a light creamy head, dark molasses color, barely a touch of light coming through.

Nose nice fresh coffee, bit of roasted malt, hint chocolate, big porter like dark malts, fresh roasted coffee beans but more of the brewed coffee.

Taste brings chocolate and roast at first, then coffee, fresh brewed coffee, chewy creamy oats, some bitter earthy hops, a bit of bitterness from the roast, finish brings a light sticky syrupy flavor with long lingering coffee and roast, and fairly dry.

Mouth is bigger bodied, little creamy and rich, decent carb, light warming booze.

Overall pretty nice, great coffee presence, nice dark malts without acrid over roast or burnt flavors, big and fairly rich but still pretty drinkable. Very well done coffee porter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2012 17:36:24 | More by jlindros
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writingjesse

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-22-2012 13:53:13 | More by writingjesse
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mikeale

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-11-2012 22:28:38 | More by mikeale
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-15-2012 18:56:28 | More by sprucetip
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 16:28:54 | More by Jspriest
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Three Tides, Belfast, ME

A high-alcohol (9.1%) porter made by brewing their Wrecking Ball Baltic Porter with Green Tree Coffee.

Poured dark brown-black with two finger of well-retaining tan head. Rather predicable aroma of coffee, roasty malts and semi-sweet chocolate, all of which translated into the taste, with a pretty good balance of the three...maybe the coffee bitterness slightly overpowering the others. Full bodied, smooth, and drinkable.

(Why do I only like coffee when it's in beer?)

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 20:17:28 | More by Rifugium
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Over at Novare Res.

Pours a dark dark brown almost black color, a huge brown head approaches the rim of the glass and takes its sweet time fading down, leaving a path of lacing destruction.

Smell is hugely coffee coupled with a large roasted malt aroma, hints of chocolate in the nose but it's the coffee that's the show.

The coffee tends to be slightly more muted in the taste but is still quite evident, the dark roasted malt becomes more of a player with a slight chocolate sweetness to balance the overall bitterness, good carbonation levels, not cloying in the least, the strength was well hidden by the coffee but you know it's there lurking.

This happened to be so good that I had planned on only having one but ended up ordering another, hope this becomes one of their frequent releases.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 15:18:15 | More by deltatauhobbit
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

"Green Tree Coffee used to be our neighbors, thankfully they are not far away now. We use their hand roasted coffee combined with the Wrecking Ball Baltic Porter to create this beer."

Got this on draft at Novare Res. It pours black with a large tan head. It was served in a large beer mug befitting the beer type.

The aroma is coffee upfront. Smooth, sweet with a chocolate malty nose.
The taste is like the nose coffee, silky smooth with a big mouth feel. The coffee taste gives was to a slight sweetness but finishes with a slight bitter bit it is not overwhelming.

I'm not much of a coffee person but this beer did it for me. Smooth and a fantastic mouth. The drinkability is a little low due to it being that it is a coffee beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 00:20:47 | More by bishopdc0
Happy Dog Coffee Porter from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.