Rocket Fuel - 8th Wonder Brewery

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Rocket FuelRocket Fuel

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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8th Wonder Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Can_has_beer on 02-17-2014

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Nelguz
4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great beer, taste is just wonderful.

Photo of champ103
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at several places, most recently a growler from Premium Draught in Houston.

A: Pours a dark brown color with some ruby red around the edges. A two finger, khaki head forms with good retention and lace all the way down the glass.
S: Soft cold coffee aromas up front with a substantial sweetness. Lightly buttery, maybe some diacetyl but not overwhelming. Some chocolate. I wish it was a bit more roasty.
T: Cold coffee, cream, and really sweet. Sugary and lightly chocolaty, lightly buttery. Again, I would like a bit more roast, but not a big deal. Though as you get through this more, it becomes more sugar water like.
M/O: A really good fullish body. Ultra smooth and well carbonated. Even if it is not a perfect coffee porter, this is very moreish. I have come back to this many times.

Without a doubt the best from 8th Wonder. Probably the only thing from them that I have come back to on more than one occasion. It is not perfect, a little less butter and the sugary sweetness just takes over after a while. Add a little more roast and this would be great. As is, pretty good anyway.

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

A- Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin brown head. Did not notice any lacing.

S- The aroma punches you in the face with coffee and roasted nuts and earth. And I mean, a ton of coffee.

T- The coffee flavor is extremely pronounced. The normal roasted notes of an American porter are subdued and almost an afterthought- that's how much coffee flavor is there. Very bold.

M- The body was thin, not sticky but not dry either. I would guess the ABV is around 5%, definitely not more.

O- I LOVE coffee beers, and this had so much coffee flavor, it definitely went past my expectations. I don't mind that the body was thin because they delivered on the coffee taste. It was absolutely delightful. I wish I would be able to find this more often.

Photo of donspublic
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

OMG someone put coffee in my beer. I have had this a couple of times, I tend to grab it when I can find it. It is dark to the pour, very little carbonation, it is like drinking coffee with beer added on the back-end. It seems they partnered up with Greenway Coffee Co. to produce this. Cold brewed coffee was added along with some lactose to smooth it out. This is a great porter to sit around and drink on cool evening, which is what I did today.
A fairly substantial English dark ale with restrained roasty characteristics. 4.6% ABV 18 IBU

Photo of enragedwalrus
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Five five five five five.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all time favorite coffee beers. It's drinks super smooth and tastes just like deep, dark Vietnamese coffee. As soon as they start bottling this, I am going to be buying a ton of cases!

Photo of BaronGrim
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh... this is good. It has a very pleasant, nutty, coffee aroma. The taste is bold with just enough sweetness. At 4.6% ABV, this is almost down in session beer territory. I don't normally drink more than 1 porter at a time, but I make an exception for this.

Photo of zander4dawin
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark beer with thin head, milky coffee taste, green tea, grassy, with dark chocolate flavors and a dark fruit hoppy background.

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich coffee, dark chocolate, perfect roast, very light vanilla, sweet, balanced

Rocket Fuel from 8th Wonder Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.