Red Eye Coffee Porter - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None, but "049 A202" stamped on bottle
Review from notes -- opened bottle roughly a year ago.
Pours a 1cm head of dark tan foam with average to below average retention, lasting under one minute. The foam fades to a ring around the glass with an island of residuum atop the body of the beer. Lacing is present, though bordering on modest, some good, large streaks and dots, but other areas of the glass have little to nothing. Body is an opaque dark brown to black color, light bringing out ruby highlights around the edges of the beer.
Smells like a coffee doughnut at first, gradually warming up to some blackened malt with associated sweetness and perhaps a touch of cinnamon.
Taste puts this definitely in the porter style, with strong coffee bean notes alongside chocolate and semi-sweet roasted barley with a slight acrid component that is often played up in North American baltic porters. Pleasant slightly bitter coffee aftertaste, some dried fruit esters, perhaps akin to chocolate-covered prunes.
Body is medium to medium-heavy, with low to medium-low levels of carbonation. This results in a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that perhaps sits a bit too much on the palate. Ethanol heat felt just a bit in the nostrils and back of the throat near the end of a sip, but generally well hidden. Closes dry, with a sticky residue on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 03:21:40 | More by falloutsnow
4.19/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Red Eye pours a very dark brown with a tiny tan head. A few spots of lace cling to the glass.
The aroma has lots of coffee some dark fruits and alcohol. Hints of vanilla and cherry (oak?) too.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth and oily with light carbonation. The flavor has nice rich malt notes with coffee mixed in. It begins with chocolate, vanilla and hints of roasted malt. Towards the end the coffee moves it before a nutty and grassy mildly bitter finish. Once gone the chocolate and vanilla lingers on the palate.
Very tasty and easy to drink. Coffee doesn't dominate and blends nicely with the other flavors.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 21:03:42 | More by WanderingFool
Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.