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Isadore Java Porter - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jcalabre on 09-18-2003)
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Reviews by beersheppard:
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beersheppard

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: dark black brown with a tan head, poured into an eight ounce glass. Medium amount of lacing.

Smell: chocolate, coffee

Taste: coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, dry

Mouthfeel: nitro, smooth

Drinkability: nice brew, definitely get again. gnice hearty dry porter.

05-21-2010 05:12:10 | More by beersheppard
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chossboss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-13-2014 19:13:15 | More by chossboss
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-14-2014 09:38:23 | More by williamjbauer
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

On tap at Boulder. Another old favourite on the lineup brought in for stout month.Big coffee aroma. Lace sheet of off-white inside a black body. Carbonation right there. A story in Big coffee this one. However appreciate essionable 4.7 abv.Appreciated for what it is.

02-13-2011 21:35:18 | More by Sammy
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-13-2012 22:52:04 | More by spark3148857
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-19-2013 04:06:27 | More by jaydoc
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minterro

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-25-2013 22:52:32 | More by minterro
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NodakEric

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-27-2014 18:08:46 | More by NodakEric
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Arborescence

Finland

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-26-2012 01:42:50 | More by Arborescence
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jcalabre

California

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

To the shock of no one, this porter poured dark brown with a bullwinklian tan head. The aroma, the flavor the whole enchilada is coffee (ok, java). In this eclectic brewpub, which reminds one of a hippy coffeehouse, a java porter is appropriate, and darn tasty.

09-18-2003 02:59:06 | More by jcalabre
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stumac

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-10-2013 14:19:19 | More by stumac
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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +1%

Served on nitro at Southern Sun. Deep, dark black brew allowing virtually no light to shine through. Thick dark tan head with excellent retention and rings of lace. Nitro apperaance is nice, with the cascading and all. Aroma was coffee, with some espresso seeped in sugar in the background. Taste was heavily coffee, though finished as more of a creamy coffee drink in the end with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel was thin medium, but smooth and tempered by the nitro. Drinkability lost a little bit due to the almost dessert quality of the brew. Otherwise, this would be excellent served with a dish of vanilla or used to enhance tira misu.

08-30-2005 16:08:54 | More by Dithyramb
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Its always hard for me to keep my soap-box politics out of beers and reviewing, so when I prodded the waitress at Mountain Sun about where their coffee comes from I was sad to find out. Starbucks. But seriously, why no semi-local roaster? End Rant.

This porter was actually surprisingly light in its blast of straight coffee grounds. I felt that the light mouthfeel of this stout was actually kind of one of its strong points; it had the essence of the oils of coffee without the blackening bitter-acidity that Java porters usually exhibit.

Nice mouthfeel on this beer as well, light without being thin. This would be a tempting Sunday-morning beer.

09-12-2004 23:00:24 | More by GreenWBush
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crobinso

Colorado

2/5  rDev -48.6%

08-04-2012 20:04:56 | More by crobinso
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured an opaque obsidian, nearly indistinguishable from a stout, with a small tan head that receded to a patchy layer after being allowed to get closer to room temperature. Roasty aroma, dark malts and coffee notes...as expected. More of the same in the taste, though honestly, the coffee wasn't as pronounced as I'd have thought it would be, and I actually got more coffee flavor from one of their stouts. Still good though, so I can't complain. Not quite full-bodied; quite drinkable.

08-14-2011 23:48:54 | More by Rifugium
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WesWes

New York

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry and earthy black patent and chocolate malt scent along with loads of coffee notes. The taste is great. It has a dry earthy flavor that boasts of black malts any coffee. It's rich with the java taste; very nicely done. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good tasting beer. I'm a huge fan of this style, so this is right up my alley.

01-23-2006 23:27:09 | More by WesWes
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Black body, tan head.

Aromas of java; sweet, life sustaining, nectar of the gods java.

Nutty coffee beans, sweet mocha, bitter espresso.
Dark and satisfying. Roasted barley and coffee joined in fermented bliss. Overselling it? Absolutely, but if you stop by, drop $4.20 on a pint, you'll be glad you did.

Oily mouthfeel, suitable carbonation, bitter chocolate finish.

A sessionable porter.

07-18-2010 21:15:27 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%

Well, yup. This is a java porter. Black pour, little head. I can smell the coffee 2 feet away.
Of course coffee gets stronger as I move closer. Roasted malt and raisin appear briefly.
Coffee is dominant in this brew. Chocolate, raisin, fig and dark plum try to come through, but don't completely. Roasted malt is powerful in this one. Wish for more complexity, and I don't really like coffee.

04-14-2007 19:13:55 | More by Mebuzzard
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Domingo

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-21-2011 18:42:22 | More by Domingo
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shade13


3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-25-2012 22:04:04 | More by shade13
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MissMeg

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-13-2013 18:43:11 | More by MissMeg
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rye726

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

On nitro at the sun. Dark brown color with a creamy espresso head.

Aromas of burnt malts and lost of coffee.

Taste is very similar. Nice roasty porter up front with a kick of espresso through the finish.

Light dry body with ample carbonation. A very drinkable beer that is quite strong in the coffee flavors.

03-10-2008 00:49:55 | More by rye726
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-24-2011 06:16:55 | More by MsRif
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

In boulder, on nitro-tap. This one is a nearly opaque brew with a nice head of tan foam that lasts quite long and leaves almost no lacing. Nitro apperaance is nice, with the cascading and all. Aromas are all coffee, deep dark espresso roast, with some nice roasty malt notes, and some caramel, and vanilla as well as some chocolate. Taste is coffee infused with some nice roastiness and some chocolate as well. Good, but a bit thin, and one dimensional for a coffee beer. Similar to many others I have sampled over the years. Mouthfeel is medium bodied nitro fullness, drinkability is quite good. $1pint night can be insane when you are getting the alcoholo buzz and coffee buzz from this brew. You're up all night after 2 or 3 of these beauts...Nice stuff.

08-02-2005 07:05:20 | More by francisweizen
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

$4.20 for a pint on tap at Mountain Sun. Dark brown-black. Smells malty, coffee, not too shabby. The flavor was a coffee-heavy porter but it worked in this case. I don't usually dig coffee beers but this one was alright and had a smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

05-09-2009 20:53:16 | More by ArrogantB
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Isadore Java Porter from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
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