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Parade Ground Coffee Porter - Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Parade Ground Coffee PorterParade Ground Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewskifan55 on 10-08-2012

Robust Porter brewed with a special blend of New Orleans Coffee Company mocha and French roast coffee. This smooth brew is full of coffee and chocolate flavor.

35 IBU
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 18
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Photo of JamesStreet
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can into shaker pint glass
A- Almost black pour with a solid finger of frothy off-white head.
S- roasted coffee beans and espresso but not overpowering, chocolate malt
T- roasted pecan coffee, subtle hints of sweet caramel, slight bitterness.
M- A bit creamy but light-bodied, easy drinker
O- A good, not overpowering, coffee porter

Reviewed Dec 11, 2014

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a nonic. Poured a deep red-brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and coffee. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, and powdered chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I’m a pretty big fan of coffee porters and this one was definitely a good example of the style. Very nice notes of coffee and sweet chocolate going on here that made it rather easy to drink and very nicely balanced. A well done brew that I wish I had steady access to, if you do, I suggest you take advantage of it.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown colour, some clarity. First pour, got a near finger head, second, about a finger and a half...I think the keg was nearing completion. Colour was tanned.

Aroma had a very nice roasted coffee, chocolate and roasted malt smell. Slight sweetness.

Taste was also nicely coffee, roast, chocolate, caramel, and very mild bittering hops.

Body was upper medium, creamy, good carbonation and soft feel.

Great coffee notes without seeming at all stale or over sweet. Great local coffee porter! To hell with seasonal, brew it all the time!

Photo of DPJ3322
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, made a lovely, fleeting head.

Appearance - Deep black body, tan and wispy head.

Smell - Cocoa, chocolate and a little vanilla very nice. The smell is the best part of this beer.

Taste - Cocoa mostly, rpasty aftertaste. Very typical for coffee porters.

Mouthfeel- Somewhat light for a porter, but that viscous nature is still present though not as dominant.

Overall - A nice beer, reminds of me of Victory of Sea by Ballast Point which is the benchmark for coffee porters for me. It doesn't stack up, but for a local beer it is quite good. The best way I can describe is that it starts out very strong then peters out kind of fast. The finish is its weakest point still a very nice beer. I'm proud to see this from Louisiana.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tin Roof Parade Ground Coffee Porter has a medium, beige head, a dark, but not hazy, standard brown appearance, visible clinging bubbles, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, medium-roasted barley malt and a faint coffee smell. Taste is of the same, but the smooth coffee is more pronounced, here, than in the smell. Bitterness is present, but mild. One will also pick up some sweet creaminess, but no alcohol. Mouthfeel is light and a touch slick, and Tin Roof Parade Ground Coffee Porter finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and rather refreshing. I would like to see them do a coffee and chicory porter. Overall, this is worth checking out.

RJT

Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Maybe mine was out of date or something but there was no coffee flavor whatsoever and the mouthfeel was extremely flat, watery and thin.

Photo of Evango
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coffee Bomb. A little thin, but still nice.

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a nice khaki finger of head which has good retention and leaves good lacing.

S: I get coffee and sweet chocolate initially

T: coffee, chocolate initially. the dark, roasted malt begins to show through as the beer warms. I enjoy it more as it gets warmer. caramel / toffee notes as well.

M: average for a porter.

O: a good beer. nothing outstanding, though

Photo of GregJ
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, coffee, roast malts and mocha. Tastes of vanilla, roast malts, molasses and coffee. Roast malt and sweet vanilla aftertaste with a medium body. Very nice porter.

Photo of bmwats
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black. Pours a half finger, foamy, brown head. Settles quickly leaving a smattering of foam on the surface. Slight lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and malt.

T: Roasted coffee is prominent, chocolate is milky and also prominent, a little bitter nutty characteristic.

M: Bitter in the front, a bang of subtle sweetness in the end. Thick, hearty, and earthy.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice head, remaining foam, and some slight lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate and malted grains. Coffee and chocolate components are quite prominent, yet well-balanced with a bitterness and a sweetness. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of Mikecap
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So pumped this is in cans!

Appearance: Pours a medium brown with a nice fluffy two fingers of khaki white head that fades to a solid lace.

Smell: Coffee and roast up front followed by nice rich chocolate. A very inviting smell and what I'd expect from its description.

Taste: Light but solid coffee flavor followed by rich chocolate and roasted barley, a slight nutty texture and overall creaminess. Well rounded and complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation and a nice creamy texture. Greatly balanced and easy drinking.

Overall: A fabulous porter that is extremely well rounded and balanced. Absolutely worth trying and I'm pumped it is in cans!

Photo of flagmantho
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark brown hue with a finger of frothy tan foam. Quite nice.

Smell: very rich coffee aroma up front. One thing I really like about it is that the coffee character reminds me of the kind of coffee notes you naturally find in porter, so the java is a real enhancement here. Very good.

Taste: much like the aroma, the coffee is used to good effect. I also feel like there's less vegetal hop character than you often get in robust porters, but there is still a decent bitterness for the style. I'm a big fan.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a pretty smooth creaminess. Not at all bad.

Overall: I'm finding myself really liking this porter. The coffee serves as a great complement to the beer's fundamental character.

Photo of a0lbudman
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-brown color with a clear red tint when the light shines through and it has a tan head that leaves a lace
S-mocha, coffee aroma with hints of chocolate
T-roasted coffee with hints of mocha and chocolate and the hops comes in the bitter aftertaste, but that is short lived because the coffee takes back over
M-medium carbonation and full body
O-if coffee tasted as good as this then I would be hooked on coffee. The bitterness makes this beer score outstanding for me

Photo of adapt313
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours really nice but the head dissapates quickly. The nose is all coffee and chocolate but somewhat subdued, I expected it to be more fragrant. Taste is mostly the same. Mild coffee and chocolate but definitely not full of flavor and finishes with a slight sour tang. Feels a little thin but the creamy carbonation makes up fornit a little. Overall it's far from offensive but I wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of Foxybrau
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very nice porter, though I feel a touch of sweetness would help. Mine is all coffee and a bit metallic, from the can I suppose. I don't find chocolate and sweet malt present as much as some do. Pretty thin in the mouth too. Overall quite drinkable, just lacking complexity on the nose and palate. Always proud of my bayou brews!

Photo of Goofyr44
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Subtle hints of chocolate mixed with delicious coffee. Alcohol content is within perfect threshold. Taste is smooth and perfectly carbonated.

Photo of CardiacNP
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is a porter that pours dark brown to almost black with a slight hint of crimson. It has a very light head of creamy beige foam. The aroma is fully of mocha, chocolates and coffee. The flavor is consistent with the smell. Nice solid coffee and chocolate flavors. It is mildly carbonated with a smooth full mouthfeel. The finish is dry and crisp with a mild bitterness.

The beer grain build is that of 2 row, pale ale, chocolate, coffee and black malts. The hops are East Kent Goldings and Northern Brewer. And it is also brewed with New Orleans Coffee Company mocha and french roast coffee. The IBU is 35

Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Avenue Pub, New Orleans

A: Motor oil black. A tan, one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Good lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, a tiny portion of anise.

T: A tasty, thick brew with a great blend of coffee and chocolate, slightly more chocolate. Rich, robust, moderately sweet. Very quaffable.

M: Medium to heavy. Chewy. Medium carbonation. A slightly dry finish.

O: A solid porter. One of Tin Roof's best offerings.

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Parade Ground Coffee Porter from Tin Roof Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.