Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter | R & B Brewing Co.

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Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee PorterSpirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
R & B Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
R&B Brewing Co., in partnership with Salt Spring Coffee, is pleased to announce the launch of our newest beer, Spirit Chaser Coffee Porter. We’ve infused a rich porter with direct trade coffee from the Aceh Gayo region of Indonesia to create this uniquely flavoured brew. A heady ale with a chocolate and roast coffee flavour, this beer is a wonderfully balanced drink and a proudly interesting addition to the R&B line up. Try this collaboration that spans from the jungles of Sumatra to the urban jungle of East Vancouver.

Added by BDTyre on 12-01-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by Kakaraht:
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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown with a finger of tan head that has good retention.

S: Coffee and a nice heavy malt smell dominate the aroma.

T: Dark roasted coffee, a little burnt taste with a nice sweet caramel like malt flavor. There is a bitterness at the end that is reminiscent of a strong black coffee.

M: Medium body and good carbonation with a bitterness that lingers.

D: It is an OK beer little to much coffee but otherwise worth a try.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

R&B Brewing 'Spirit Chaser Sumatara Porter' @ 4.8% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.25
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to glass with some ruby red peeking thru a small beige head which is leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-chocolate , coffee & hint of orange
T-orange & coffee , light tasting porter
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Phil_Cousins
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark and a strong nose that redolent of iced coffee and chocolate. This is a good porter that really show off the coffee flavour. i enjoyed the coffee notes on both the finish and the midbody but I can see how some might feel this is too much. All in all a good solid porter with a low ABV and the added bonus of a nice coffee kick

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Photo of BDTyre
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

New brew from R&B. Not sure if this is a regular release or a seasonal, but it certainly doesn't disappoint. Dark brown and ruby in the colour combine with an Ovaltine-like nose that has notes of bitter coffee.

Bitter black coffee taste. I can pick up brown sugar, maple syrup and malt. The black coffee character is predominant and almost distracts the taste buds to the point of ruination. This is definitely a dessert beer.

Good, low carbonation but in flavour this seems a bit overdone.

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Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter from R & B Brewing Co.
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