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

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Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 22.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
R & B Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.80% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 12-01-2010)
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Reviews by Kakaraht:
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

Kakaraht, Jan 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
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2/5  rDev -41%

Phil_Cousins, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%

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

canucklehead, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%

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.

BDTyre, Dec 01, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

4ster, Sep 30, 2012
Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter from R & B Brewing Co.
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