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Red Eye Coffee Porter - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Red Eye Coffee PorterRed Eye Coffee Porter

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 37
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009)
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

FreshmanPour77, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the Two Bothers Tap House over the weekend. Beautiful color, exceptional taste. If you are into porters, I highly recommend this. Very smooth, with a rich taste. Many people note the hints of coffee, but I tasted more of a smoky flavor. An all around excellent beer!

RobeyStreet, Nov 02, 2009
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Deivos, May 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

sgoro, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Couch, Dec 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

A: Dark dark dark dark dark. pour hard!! Out of tap, growler or bomber.

S: coffee heavy. malt 2nd

T: Smooth coffee flavor.. no alcohol taste. Dangerous!

M: thick yet smooth.

O: One of the best around. Luck to have tried the 1st batch and the limited release. Bring this back!!!

paddymac, Sep 15, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No longer being made and word has it at the Tap House, it's not coming back. That's a very sad thing because as coffee porters go this was the very best. Flavors of intense coffee while being smooth as silk and exceptionally drinkable. You shall be missed on tap, Red Eye.

customfishcom, Dec 15, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

TMGH, Jul 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MichaelBurns, Apr 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

csustar001, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

pdve, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MystikCelt, Oct 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

mmmmbeer, Apr 13, 2012
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, Sep 22, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This beer poured a cloudy brown color that produced a fluffy tan head that had great retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aroma produced by this beer were, of course, rich coffee, some roasted dark malts

T - The taste of this beer was unlike my favorite Porter, the Edmund Fitzgerald, but that takes nothing away from this wonderful flavor of dark roasted malts and premium (real premium, not McDonalds here!) coffee

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a creamy, medium body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was a great beer, I highly recommend this Porter to all dark beer lovers, I can almost guarantee you will be impressed with this beer

cvfish, Oct 06, 2009
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4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into a nonic, Red Eye pours an imposing black hue with only hints of ruddy rouge around the edges. The head is a good two fingers and maintains itself sturdily. Lacing is sticky and copious. Wonderful.

Certainly, coffee sits in the pole position with its roasty, bittersweet aroma taking hold upon the first sniff. A caramel/chocolate interplay surfaces upon further inspection with just a touch of earthy hop character buried beneath the layers of goodness.

Rich, chocolate/malt sweetness warmly rises above the coffee and cream body that first stands out. Lush notes of brewers' licorice and cinnamon sing out as the fuller, more pronounced aspect of the brew subside. No real hop aspect to the flavor with just a hint of alcohol (an impressive feat of subterfuge at 9.2%).

Rich silky texture with a full body and relaxed, creamy carbonation to put an emphasis on a rather luxurious beer. Well, it's just lovely and one of the finest entries into the Two Brothers Artisanal cannon. After a few misfires, the Bros. Ebel are back with a real gem. Buy it. Now.

malcontent, Mar 12, 2009
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Two Brothers 2/21/09. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a shade of obsidian with a slight reddening at the edges. Very creamy, coffee crema colored head that leaves a surplus of specky lace in the glass.

S: OMG! COFFEE! Huge coffee aroma. Fresh ground, dark-roast french press coffee and/or espresso, brown sugar, and blackened malt. The beer menu didn't say what coffee was used (other than that the coffee used is organic and roasted about three miles from the brewery) but a look at the food menu says that they use coffee from local roaster Arbor Vitae.

T: See above. Incredible fresh roasted coffee flavor. There's not much more I can say about it.

M: Chewy and creamy. Pleasant bitterness (coffee/hop) with a coating body. Not a trace of the supposed 9.2% abv is to be found.

D: My new absolute favorite coffee porter. This is so good, I'd love to try the base Baltic Porter without the coffee addition. just to get a handle on how good the starting point beer is.

GbVDave, Feb 22, 2009
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a straight black with no real highlights or other colors to speak of. No real head to speak of either. Looks a lot like...coffee. The aroma is mostly coffee, but still ha a ver noticeable sophistication. Black coffee aroma thats so good, it has its own faint creamy aroma and very complex roastiness. The alcohol rounds the aroma out with a thoughtful integration. The taste has premium dark roast coffee beans that get some half & half in the middle of the palate. Gives a velvety texture at that point. The finish is strong and roasty and the abv. adds depth to the creaminess of this coffee. The coffee flvor stays consistant throughout all 22 oz. t gets more complex and refined at the middle and finish of the palate. A very awesome beer from the brothers.

scruffwhor, Apr 01, 2009
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with hints of dark reddish-brown on the edges. Nice big foamy light-brown head.

Smells strongly of roasted coffee beans.

Tastes of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate with a nice creamyness to it. The taste has a real interesting mix of sweet and bitter that is very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Drinkability is great. I wish I had bought more than one of these...

sidetracked, Jan 09, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained in the No BS 4 BIF via dirtylou. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head is quickly down to a swirly skim, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is rich coffee. Taste is sweet coffee from start to finish, with alcohol warming at the close. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Scary easy to drink this one.

ppoitras, Apr 02, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had my eye on this one for a while, finally picked one up. Interesting take to use coffee in a porter instead of a stout. Typical MO for a porter, pitch brown body with creamy light brown head. Smells great, fresh coffee grounds, dark roasted malt, licorice and molasses. Nice sharp fair trade coffee or espresso taste with some faint hop presence. If it was a blind tasting, I'd be able to tell it was a porter and not a stout, it's got that distinct porter taste. Thick, bitter aftertaste but it didn't take away from the experience, it added to it. I drank the bomber by myself, so one was max, but enjoyed every sip.

brokenleadedcask, Apr 05, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BigE90, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ackeeper, May 21, 2013
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Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.