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Coffee Porter - Wagner Valley Brewery

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Coffee Porter
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very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chakadrum on 10-30-2006)
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Reviews by Brianmerrilyn:
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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the Bronx Alehouse.

A: Dark lack with brown tints, excellent two finger head with sticky lace falling quickly to fingertip thin. Great carbonation even though looks like a cup of coffee.

S: Earthy tints mingled with sweet malt minor coffee accent

T: Very sweet and following the subdued nature of the coffee part. Chalky aftertaste but overall quite smooth

M: Medium to thin, works well with this 100+ heat.

D: The boys from Lodi have done a grett job on this one. Not too heavy or bitter and a nice sweet finish

Brianmerrilyn, Jul 06, 2010
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Starting at the end, this was a solid beer. Perhaps the most coffee-like coffee porter I've ever had. According to the official description of this beer they use a special expresso blend from the Ithaca Coffee Company. I definately appreciate the use of a local product to support a local product.

Unfortunately, it was served to me in a plastic cup. I tried to ignore the serving unit when I thought about the appearance but it is hard to appreciate a hand-crafted beer that is carelessly presented in a plastic party cup. Anyway, the head was quite limited but there was some nice lacing on the sides of the cup. In a normal glass, carefully poured, I can imagine this would have looked amazing. The color was a medium to dark brown. The color made it very inviting.

As I expected, there is a pleasent coffee aroma that has cocoa hints and a nice balance of malts. Very inviting. I could almost drink this for breakfast.

The taste was similar to the smell. Coffee, hints of cocoa and maltiness. It has some bitterness to it as well. It may have been a hair too bitter for me to call it right on. Perhaps the fact that it was extremely cold contributed to this. In the future I'd let it warm up a little bit to get the full flavor.

It felt generally good on the mouth. Perhaps a hair too carbonated. The feeling of bitterness (different than taste) on my tongue was nice and reminded me of drinking a rich, dark cup of coffee (the lingering of bitterness).

With the style in mind, if this was served at the perfect temperature with an actual glass, I'd have to say this would be a very drinkable beer. Not something you could do sessions with, but definately a tasty treat from time to time.

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Coffee Porter from Wagner Valley Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.