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The Daily Grind - Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jeffo on 02-19-2013)
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Photo of Jeffo
2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. The guys had originally given me a small pour at an event a few weeks ago and I quite enjoyed it, so I thought I'd try it out of a bottle.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 31 October 2012
Guatemala Antigua Coffee

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, cream colored head with good retention. Bistre brown in color, almost black, with medium carbonation evident. Splotchy wisp remains leaving some decent dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted coffee, sweet cream, milk sugar and vailla notes on the nose. Light dark chocolate as well, but mostly sweet cream and roasted black coffee. Bold enough, and smells like intended I imagine.

TASTE: Man, not nearly as nice as the nose. Coffee and caramel sweetness up front with some tart grapes at the swallow. Coffee is a little stale tasting. Lots of flavor after the swallow with very bitter black, roasted coffee, sweet cream, caramel and a touch of light sourness. Somewhat watery up front, with a very bitter and almost acidic finish. Definitely rough around the edges.

PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. A little watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes somewhat astringent. Harsh bitterness at the swallow.

OVERALL: There have been some obvious cases of infection with this beer. Gushing bottles and undrinkable acid bombs. Luckily this one is more than consumable, though the tartness and light acidic note does tell me that something might be off here. Regardless, this one just didn't quite work, and it's not nearly as nice as I remeber that draft sample. The nose showed some promise, but the flavor is stale and watery, and the off flavors don't make it any easier. Generally speaking, I have been extrememly impressed with these guys, enjoying their Oatmeal Stout and Utreg Strong Ale immensely, so I will gladly continue to support. Can't wait for the DIPA and the barrel aged stout. Cheers!

Jeffo, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -18.7%

ohiobeer29, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -18.7%

From bottle at home. Pours to a tan head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing. Slight coffee aroma followed by a significant coffee flavor. Best part is there is no bitterness at all. The coffee tasted near to espresso...like the beans used in store bought chocolate covered espresso beans. Body was light. No alcohol taste even with the 6.5% ABV.

I'd like to taste it from a nitro tap for a bit more texture.

seedyone, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of SStein
3/5  rDev -18.7%

SStein, May 24, 2014
Photo of MaximumYuks
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

MaximumYuks, Sunday at 09:18 PM
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DrBier, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

retry4z, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being black in appearance—when it is held up to a bright light, traces of dark red are visible through the glass. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film on the surface, a small patch of bubbles in the center, and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is very much dominated by flavors of coffee beans—it's almost like drinking iced coffee from a French press. No roasted flavors are noticeable and there are only slight amounts of bitterness. Hints of chocolate are also perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate and with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some nice coffee flavors, but seems to be a little one-dimensional.

metter98, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

wethorseblanket, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Modernrickk, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of coobstar
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

coobstar, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of nickleeye
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nickleeye, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Brabander
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from the brewer when i met him some weeks ago. I bought some DOS barrel aged bottles and this one was a gift. Thanks Mark Strooker!

Now to the beer. Poured in my Struise glass i have to pour the beer really strong to get a bit of a head. The head disappears in a minute leaving some nice lacing in the glass.

Smell is coffee, all around...

Taste is smooth and when you love coffee you will like this beer. The abv is 6,5 which makes this beer very drinkable.

Brabander, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

liamt07, Aug 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +16%

Abaz, Sep 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%

BushwyckCraft, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

wrightst, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of davevan
5/5  rDev +35.5%

davevan, Jul 17, 2014
The Daily Grind from Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.