Hidden Pipe Porter With Coffee - Raleigh Brewing Company

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Hidden Pipe Porter With Coffee
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89
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Raleigh Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wedge on 04-14-2013)
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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dirtylou
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap at the brewery

1/2 pint pour - dark bodied with a nice cap. Very coffee forward aroma and flavor, ala coffee bender. It's not clear whether the base porter is worth a damn but the coffee integration is heavy and works really well. A nice surprise

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jstehly
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional! A really great Porter smooth and rich with a strong coffee taste that does not hide the beer. It has enough of a kick to make the heavy nature still refreshing. It works well even on a warm spring night in the south.
This is a great brewery and worth a drive to check out.

Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of wedge
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A special version of the solid Hidden Pipe brewed with coffee.

Black with a slender, creamy off-white head. Aromas of dark roast coffee beans and chocolate. Fresh, sweetened espresso, nuts, and chocolaty roast flavors. Nice, bold, creamy coffee taste...no stale grounds or weak java notes. Tingling carbonation and solid medium body. Not much of the porter character left, but very well done if you like coffee (I do!).

Photo of Immortale25
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass from a growler.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Excellent dark roasted coffee aroma that's earthy and slightly sweet. Also some chocolate and caramel notes.

T- Not as much vibrant coffee presence in the nose but it's still quite nice. Semi-sweet with more chocolate notes and oh so smooth.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- I've never had the base beer, but this treatment to it is dynamite. Had it at beer camp and was blown away. Finally got my buddy to bring me a growler from Raleigh and I am very happy to give it a gleaming review.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a light tan halo of head. Nose is super-coffee forward, with overtones of roast and bitter notes. Just like a hot cup of coffee. Flavors are front loaded, with roast coffee beans, bitter and rich, with a smoky highlight. Unreal coffee profiles. Smooth and light bodied. The aftertaste is all bitter and roast, with a long lingering, smooth finish. This beer is fantastic.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of clayrock81
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOTE: Tried this version after trying the original for a comparison. Here are my notes from the original: Poured a dark brown body with two finger head and lace patches on top of an aroma that is roasted and sweet malt based, nothing too pronounced. Beer is medium bodied, smooth, good balance, simple use of both roasted/bready malts give it a fuller mouthfeel and there are sweet chocolate aspects that hit the spot. A rather simple porter with not too much going on but the stuff that is in there does the trick.
*I would pretty much say that the addition of the coffee, while a minimal addition, adds a little complexity to both the dryer aspects of the beer and enhances the flavor profile. If you have to only have one, make it the coffee porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Hidden Pipe Porter With Coffee from Raleigh Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.