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Java Sutra Coffee Porter - Three Heads Brewing

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Java Sutra Coffee PorterJava Sutra Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The perfect marriage between hops, malted barley and espresso. Java Sutra exudes a aroma coffee drinkers will love, while the caramel and roasted malts present a flavor everyone can enjoy. This amazing beer is brewed with Tap & Mallet House Roast coffee beans provided by Boulder Coffee. Position yourself for the taste explosion.
6.5% Alc/vol. 55 IBUs.

(Beer added by: John on 12-05-2010)
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Reviews by nhindian:
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A - Pours fairly faithful to the style with a dark chocolate body with a touch of black in the middle. A frothy, khaki-colored, two-fingered head appears on top like the creme on a freshly pressed coffee. Retention of the head is a few minutes, before relaxing into a half-finger cap. Lacing is pretty good, with a majority of the head latching onto the glass for good.

S - The smell on this is more like something I would drink in the morning to perk up rather than something I would relax with after a long day! Tons of coffee beans in this one, it just permeates throughout the air. Outside of that, there's lots of cacao and flaked dark chocolate. It is decadent and almost seems like an after dinner dessert. There is also some caramel as well, but not tons; It's all about the coffee and chocolate here. Despite the label, I'm not getting a whole lot of hops in here... perhaps a little in the back-end, but not positive.

T - Thankfully, the taste is faithful to the nose and brings wave after wave of espresso. It reminds me of a cup of coffee with dark chocolate creamer to it, and all the while being exceptionally smooth. While the coffee lasts throughout the whole taste, the chocolate and caramel tease from beneath, sparring to make an appearance. It's not incredibly complex, and again, the hops are almost a non-factor, but what it does it does great. A bare-bones coffee beer in the flesh, with almost no bitterness or acridity.

M - The mouthfeel is suprisingly heavy-bodied for a porter. That's not to say it's chewy or thick, but it does have more body to it than a typical porter, which meshes well with the flavors. If it were too watery, I could definitely see the flavors being too strong for it (which I have had in coffee beers previously). Smooth all the way while delivering a big shot of flavor.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I had no problem drinking the whole bomber of this over a session. The alcohol is nonexistent and it goes down like a morning cup of coffee. I could see people who aren't big on coffee not really digging this beer, but as someone who drinks coffee for the flavor rather than a caffeine fix, I am loving the roast in this. If only it were local to me!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 05:10:42 | More by nhindian
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2014 11:47:53 | More by djrn2
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: Medium dark brown. Decent mocha head on the pour that mostly subsides.
smell: Java up front. Some malt. Decent enough nose.
taste: Hops make a showing here. Nice combo with the coffee, leaves an interesting bitter finish.
overall: Interesting brew. Truth in advertising...this is indeed a coffee porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 21:39:02 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-07-2014 15:39:45 | More by cackalacky
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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brentk56

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color capped by a whipped foam tan head; decent retention and splashy lace

Smell: Coffee and chocolate tones, with roasty, almost burnt tones underneath

Taste: Chocolate, up front, with building mocha and coffee tones in the middle, along with some sugary sweetness and a hint of vanilla; after the swallow, there is a roasty, almost burnt character that lingers into the finish, though the sweetness persists, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a bit too much fizz, though there is a creamy aspect that reveals itself as the beer warms

Overall: A decent coffee porter; while not in the top echelon, it is still enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

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Java Sutra Coffee Porter from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.