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Cafe Ole Espresso Porter - Due South Brewing Co.

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Cafe Ole Espresso Porter
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87
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, it is what I would call a chestnut/ruby brown. It has a definite red tint to it that is very bright when you hold it up to the light. Opaque with a fairly frothy head that turns into a small ring.

Smells of expresso, vanilla, and oatmeal.

Taste very similar to a Founders Breakfast Stout in regard to the base. Significant roasted oats. The coffee is definitely the expresso type. Sweeter, smoother, and more subtle. The vanilla is good, but is almost too sweet.

I usually expect porters to be a little thinner on the body, but I think this one could be a little thicker even being a lower abv. Just as big of a knock for me in this department is the carbonation. It seems high. Gives it a crisp, sparling feel.

Overall, smells and tastes very good. The sweetness could be more balanced. Could use some work on the body.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oldbassman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barfootbandit
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on tap and poured from the can. Two different tastes in my opinion so I will try to bridge the two. On tap this beer may have been the best plain coffee beer I've ever had. Huge dark bitter coffee flavor complimenting the creamy and dark porter flavor. There was also a sweet vanilla aftertaste that was quite enjoyable. The beer was quite complex and very delicious although a higher ABV would have been nice. When poured from the can into a sniffer the beer was not as dark or complex tasting when compared to on tap. All the flavors mentioned above were still present just not as prevalent. There could be thousands of factors why the taste changed but still enjoyed the beer very much.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zraly
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FL_Chuck
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Coffee. That's it. This thing tastes like straight coffee. Nothing else. Not necessarily a bad thing. Give me this over Starbucks any day.

Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
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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Cafe Ole Espresso Porter from Due South Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.