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Java Sutra Coffee Porter - Three Heads Brewing

Java Sutra Coffee PorterJava Sutra Coffee Porter

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very good

119 Ratings

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%

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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Photo of russwbeck


4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Completely black pour with a one finger tannish head. Not a lot sticks around, but what does laces nicely.

S: Smell is of distinct coffee beans, roasted malts, and other dark flavors including some chocolate.

T: Big coffee flavor up front. Roasted malts and some chocolate. Mirrors the smell nicely. It all finishes dry with a nice amount of hops.

MF: Heavy bodied, but silky. Flavor coats the mouth.

D: Decently high. This was a nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 06:47:10 | More by russwbeck
Photo of mbusster88

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black body with some red visible on the very edge. Good head of two fingers is dark kaki in color. No visible carbonation on the glass.

S: Smells just like it sounds, coffee, coffee coffee. Great overall porter smells of dark roasted malts and a really nice fresh coffee aroma.

T/M: Very nice body here with good amounts of coffee flavor. Not to overwhelming in the taste, but still very nice distinct coffee notes. Also get some of the chocolate type tastes that go with coffee. Very nice flavors, but just needed a bit more to it.

D: Very good drinking beer, easy to drink and very flavorful. However, I was hoping to get just a bit more out of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 03:36:49 | More by mbusster88
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber pulled from the fridge poured into a standard pint glass. no freshness date.

pours out a very dark brown color with some rubiness evident in the light. one finger of very creamy light mocha colored head that shows some very nice retention. lots of lace all around.

in the aroma there is a moderate amount of expresso/ deep roasted coffee beans at the forefront. behind that i detect a bit of roasted malt and maybe a hint of bakers chocolate/ dark chocolate. the coffee definatly comes out more as it warms.

a nice deep roasted coffee bean/ expresso flavor mingles nicely with a bit of roasted malt. some light chocolate is there with maybe a hint of dark fruits. coffee is the highlight here and it tastes authentic. some lingering bitterness.

medium bodied and very creamy on the palate. carbonation feels as it should. just a touch watery at times.

drinks very easily, i could definatly go for another bomber no problem. perfect ABV as well.

overall: this is the first beer ive had from 3HB and im pretty impressed, i look forward to the rest of their offerings. i would definatly recommend this, the coffee in this beer is top notch. it is exactly what it claims to be, a coffee porter, nothing more, nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 02:42:21 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of mjforres

New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into two Perfect Pint glasses

A - pours black with a thick head that dissipated quickly. Looks as I expect a porter to look.

S - this beer has a big coffee aroma with some chocolate and malt notes.

T - there is a big coffee taste up front followed by some hop bitterness.

M - this coats the tongue nicely and the flavors linger.

D - this is a nice drinking beer but not one I'd have more than one of in a session. Although the alcohol content isn't especially high, the coffee flavor becomes fatiguing. It's a nice after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 22:46:27 | More by mjforres
Photo of WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown/black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice, dry roasted scent that boasts of coffee and and crystal malts. The taste is good. It has a smooth caramel and coffee flavor; dry and roasted with a bit of sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking porter. It's nothing too bold, yet it has a good amount of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 23:25:05 | More by WesWes
Photo of kbnooshay

New York

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a super black body with an inch high beige head that shrunk to nothing in a minute and a half. Aroma is of milk, dark chocolate, must and a hint of coffee. This tastes like chocolate milk with a hint of coffee! The coffee ads a nice bitterness. Coffee flavor come through more in the after taste and builds though out the sampling. Quite roasty. I don't pick up much in the hops department. If they are there they are masked by the insane roastiness. Feel is smooth but not thick, moderate to light overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:23:08 | More by kbnooshay
Photo of lovindahops

New York

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

ready to enjoy my third brew from 3HB. These guys are literally taking upstate by storm with their brews....

A- pours an expected opaque appearance with a great looking mocha head that fades away. There is definitely lacing on the sides and a good firm base of foam that lingers

S- sweet! A slap of bitter coffee, good roasted malt, and even a lil bit of vanilla like milk (reminds me of creamer). Good smokiness on the brew only contributes to big time coffee scent. One of the stronger coffee bean themed brews I can remember in some time

T- right on point with the same bitter coffee flavor and roasty malt flavor combined. The flavor is very bitter at the end

M- big time coating on the mouth. The flavors are all over

D- Java Sutra is a coffee lover's dream for a brew. The flavor is extremely consistant to drinking some flavored coffee. This could go as far as being on of these gateway brews. The alcohol is really not overwhelming so you can really enjoy it. This is one of those brews that can be classified as the perfect breakfast brew. Great job 3HB

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 19:07:01 | More by lovindahops
Photo of JAramini

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Thin head that dissipates quickly and is surprisingly light given the style.

The smell is subtle but coffee and roast come through.

Taste is quite nice. Bitter coffee, roasty malts, and not much of a discernible hop presence, despite the hop cone and coffee bean depicted post-coitus in bed in the label art.

The mouthfeel is sturdy. This could be called a coffee stout and nobody would bat an eye. As a porter it definitely feels big and heavy. There is no discernible alcohol taste in the beer, but I'd peg it at closer to 8% rather than 6.5% just on the basis of the body alone. Quite rich and full.

Pleasant, rich, great coffee presence, very very drinkable. I might prefer a touch more sweetness, but as a coffee beer this really delivers nicely.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 20:53:47 | More by JAramini
Photo of josefnewsong

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another great beer from 3 Heads...I might have rated it higher had I not already had 3 amazing porters in the past few days, Taddy, Ithaca Gorges, and Edmund Fitz...I will say this one stood with the best of them. A great and drinkable porter with it's own take on the style. Nice and unique. Bitter, roasty coffee notes abound with a decent hop presence to boot.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 21:57:39 | More by josefnewsong
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Java Sutra Coffee Porter from Three Heads Brewing
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