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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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BA SCORE
90
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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009)
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-07-2011 08:14:51 | More by leprakhan
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-03-2011 20:41:53 | More by FreshmanPour77
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RobeyStreet

Illinois

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!

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 16:55:12 | More by RobeyStreet
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Deivos


5/5  rDev +24.1%

05-08-2012 17:49:19 | More by Deivos
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sgoro

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 14:57:49 | More by sgoro
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Couch


5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-19-2012 05:02:20 | More by Couch
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customfishcom

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2010 17:35:15 | More by customfishcom
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TMGH


4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-19-2012 01:11:36 | More by TMGH
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-17-2012 19:04:39 | More by MichaelBurns
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-23-2013 21:00:33 | More by csustar001
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-13-2012 21:38:26 | More by pdve
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MystikCelt

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-25-2012 00:16:31 | More by MystikCelt
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-13-2012 01:36:46 | More by mmmmbeer
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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cvfish

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 01:34:10 | More by cvfish
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malcontent

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 02:01:14 | More by malcontent
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GbVDave

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 22:53:37 | More by GbVDave
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 04:45:50 | More by scruffwhor
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sidetracked

Illinois

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...

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 02:16:27 | More by sidetracked
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 22:56:24 | More by ppoitras
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brokenleadedcask

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 22:04:44 | More by brokenleadedcask
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BigE90

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-28-2012 03:30:53 | More by BigE90
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2011 21:52:33 | More by bpfrush
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-21-2013 01:21:57 | More by ackeeper
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ZPB

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-23-2012 17:01:40 | More by ZPB
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Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.