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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

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 14
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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Reviews by BucBasil:
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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks.

A: Very black with a light tan head that sticks around for just a bit.

S: Very roasty with mocha and black coffee character throughout. Some smoke.

T: Black coffee is dominant of course. underneath is some baker's chocolate, a light roasted character, and a good mocha note. Very thick and coating. Rich espresso notes and a big roasty smack.

My mom doesn't like beer at all, but she likes coffee, and she thought this one was pretty good. That's strong praise in my opinion. I liked this one. Good dessert beer.

BucBasil, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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so. much. coffee.
to quote my wife, "i could drink this in the morning"

riotontheroad, Oct 08, 2014
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Solrac81, Sep 25, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown with a modest-sized medium beige head. This Porter is blacker than many a RIS. Good looking beer.

Smell: Coffee dominates, some roast malts with some faint bready notes.

Taste: Coffee notes hit hard initially. The beer finishes with the cofee and moderate roasted malt notes. The coffee notes are the star of the show as the name suggests.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. spot on for a regular strength Porter.

Overall: Good coffee porter. the coffee isn't as overt as some coffee beers which to me as a coffee addict is a mild let down. The coffee is nicely integrated.

IKR, Jul 29, 2014
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Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter from Smog City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.