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Cafe Ole Espresso Porter - Due South Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 121
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 41.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 12-02-2012

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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an espresso coffee porter from Due South. I picked up a 32oz growler from the brewery and dispensed into a Gordon Biersch half liter glass at home. Pours a nearly opaque, dark brown color with purple highlights. Topped with a two finger sized, mocha colored head that is frothy and well built.

The first thing hits the nose is the coffee. I love the smell. Freshly made coffee pot filled with dark coffee and espresso greet the nose first. A solid dose of roasted malts follow suit. Hop aroma is limited.

Freshly brewed, bitter coffee arrive on the tongue and make this one taste like cold coffee. A lot of people don't like cold coffee, or very strong coffee flavor in their beers, but I love it. The finish is bitter and somewhat astringent. Tis one is in your face coffee three ways to Sunday.

The mouthfeel was a bit thin; very little body to this one. And the carbonation a little high, but overall, this is a wonderful coffee beer. Perhaps one dimensional as far as the coffee, but I dug it.

Note: if you are opposed to strong coffee flavors, or cold coffee, this beer will noy be for you.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint

A: dark rich brown black color nice light head 

S: pure roasted coffee and some vanilla 

T: follows the nose to a T this is huge almost fresh coffee taste with a light vanilla back

M: mediumish mouth not super thin but not heavy either

O: I've had several coffee porters lately and they seemed like one trick ponies the vanilla adds another layer of depth to this beer and makes it quite tasty 

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Delightful. Mild beer. A nice creamy coffee taste. Definitely chocolate notes, but wish there was a touch thicker notes on the end.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A coffee beer for people that like coffee for sure.

Just shy of pitch black, but you can see a dark red/purple when you hold it up to light. On the pour I got a small off white head that fades to just a rim of head left throughout the drink.

Overall the smell is coffee through and through with a slight malt smell to it.

For me it starts off with a good bitterness, and then you get the strong coffee flavor with a smoother vanilla finish that almost left me with a warmth in my throat, but really just a bit of coffee flavor left on the palate. It's a lighter beer which made it easy to drink.

My can said it was 5.7% abv, but this says 5.9. Maybe that's off the tap. Either way, people that enjoy iced coffee would be the main target for this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of scottyshades
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Due South - happy to see an espresso porter on the tap list

Really mellow porter. Sweet caramel, cocoa nibs, and a touch of espresso in the finish. Lacks a monster body and a major hop presence but amazingly smooth and drinkable. One of my favorites from Due South thus far

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Cafe Ole Espresso Porter from Due South Brewing Co.
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