Red Eye Coffee Porter - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.6/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 22 ounce bottle of the 2012 re-release, sent by the always-generous fvernon; thanks! Release #1 of the 15-part "Retro Release" celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the company (according to the label). Split into snifters.
Pours black with a thin khaki head. The primary mass dissipates quickly, but there is an eternal ring of head surrounding the surface; scattered patches of bubbles on the glass serve as lacing. Pretty good looking overall, but I wish the main head had stuck around a tad longer.
The aroma is of cane sugar, toasted malt, coffee grounds, faint milk chocolate, caramel, and sweet dark fruits. It’s actually much sweeter than anticipated, and there’s very little in the way of roasted scents. Some vanilla on the back end as well.
The taste follows suit, being relatively sweet. Cane sugar, vanilla, rich caramel, and milk chocolate seem to jump right out. The coffee is certainly there, but in a subdued, smooth sort of way as opposed to a stand-out bitter presence. Sweet fruits, date, dark cherry, and even a touch of orange seem to lend some bright esters as well.
Mouthfeel is very smooth through and through, and the carbonation works well to lighten its effect on the tongue. It still manages to coat the palate, and leaves a thin sugary coating that produces a dry finish.
Overall, this is a good coffee porter that I’m really enjoying. It’s a lot sweeter than I would have expected, but it seems to work pretty well here. I’d happily have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2012 22:33:50 | More by eclipse54
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark brown, almost black. Hard to produce a head. Looks kinda oily. Not much effervescence. Sediment is suspended throughout it.
S: Faint, but coffee, chocolate, and dark malt is present.
T: Coffee, dark malt. Nice and dark. Overall bitter, faint but lasting finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found.
M: Smooth, mouth-coating, verging on oily.
O: It's pretty good, nothing that amazing, but I'm glad to have had it.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 19:51:51 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.