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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter - Smog City Brewing

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Smog City Groundwork Coffee PorterSmog City Groundwork Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blurring the line between coffee and beer, our Coffee Porter treats the taste buds to a decadent romp in chocolate-covered espresso beans. Through careful selection and much experimentation, we synced up with local coffee roasters to create this exceptional brew.

Each barrel of beer is loaded with over five pounds of fresh coffee, enhancing the notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt and its native coffee character. This unexpectedly crisp and refreshing dark porter is equally satisfying on a bold winter night or a lazy summer day.

Indulge in the rich duality of Coffee Porter and let Smog City stir up your perception of "dark" beers.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-31-2011)
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Taster pour at the brewery.

Looks like a glass of medium roast coffee in appearance. Dark, but not motor oil thick.
Coffee/espresso on the aroma but not overwhelming at all.
Tons of coffee in the taste with a bit of chocolate as well. Really didn't pick up much of the alcohol at all either. Tasted more like a had a glass of coffee mixed amongst the taster pours of the other beers I was sampling. Had it immediately following the Bloody Knuckle (base beer) and could pick up the noticeable differences with this one being a standout of the two. No real coffee bitterness in the aftertaste at all with a smooth finish.
Light to medium mouthfeel.
Overall I can say this is the best coffee porter I've had. As an everyday coffee drinker, I would love to have a glass of this every morning before work instead. Looking forward to trying the bottles I picked up as well.

JayPeso, Aug 06, 2014
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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter from Smog City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.