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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
outstanding

306 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009)
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abraxel

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-15-2012 00:32:27 | More by abraxel
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-17-2012 00:54:08 | More by WestSideAmish
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samie85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque jet black with a finger and a half of light brown head.

A nice coffee aroma with some chocolate, cocoa, and some earthy hops.

Coffee is the dominant flavor here with some cocoa and dark, roasted bitterness on the finish.

The feel is very smooth at first with medium body and thins towards the back of the palate with low carbonation.

I didn't have the original iteration of this beer, so I have nothign to compare it to, however, it's a very easy drinking and delicious beer... it doesn't seem anywhere close to 9.2%. I'd peg this at 6.5% if I was blindfolded.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 03:06:06 | More by samie85
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled at room temp poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a dark chocolate borwn with creamy tan head of 2 cm foaming up and fading very gradually, leaving a sturdy surface layer throughout.
Aroma is baker's chocolate and some coffee beans. First sip reveals a creamy soft body with fine rolling carbonation. Flavor is brown sugar and roasted malt with some coffee bean notes. NO hops and well hidden alcohol make this an easy drinking and robust porter. QUite a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 20:23:18 | More by sulldaddy
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-12-2012 02:42:48 | More by jaidenjb
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-22-2011 22:24:17 | More by brandoman63
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Jtc2811

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-19-2012 00:01:48 | More by Jtc2811
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-27-2012 19:51:17 | More by CBodamer
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-01-2012 04:23:13 | More by Hopstout
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spointon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this one at the Auld Dubliner in Bolingbrook, IL on 4/24/09. I poured this one from a brown bomber bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a super dark black-brown with zero light penetration and a beautiful 2" dense creamy tan head. The head dropped slowly and evetually settled to a thin but solid cap. Some decent spotty lace present.

S= Smell was dominated by roasted grains and coffee beans, with sweetness and chocolate present too.

T= Delicious blend of roasty sweet/bitter malt, espresso, treacle, chocolate, and faint earthy hops. All killer no filler. Finish was mildly dry and left an incredible aftertaste. Alcohol was very much subdued despite the abv.

MF= Slightly heavier than medium bodied, with a soft carbonation level and creamy mouthfeel.

D= Totally drinkable, almost dangerously so. Easily of of the best coffee infused beers I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 03:07:49 | More by spointon
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IPx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-14-2012 06:14:51 | More by IPx
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remitrom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-07-2013 02:17:07 | More by remitrom
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mishtif

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-18-2013 15:04:56 | More by mishtif
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-29-2012 14:15:26 | More by scott2269
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-10-2012 00:14:00 | More by hoosier222002
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-03-2012 07:27:07 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-21-2014 13:06:21 | More by KFrank729
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kif

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-13-2013 20:02:02 | More by kif
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-22-2012 14:40:39 | More by RichH55
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my midwest connection akokandy for this nice little treat. I can't get enough coffee stouts/porters...

Pours pitch black as night with a nice coffee colored head that dissipates leaving something similar to a ridiculously strong shot of espresso sitting atop this beer.

The smell of this is outstanding, it really comes across like a slap of fresh roasted coffee across your face. It really is amazing smelling. That awesome coffee presence combines with some dark chocolate/cocoa and a small amount of brown sugar as well. Good stuff.

Taste is absolutely heavenly. Lots of fresh roasted coffee goodness along with malty sweetness. Just about perfect as far as coffee beers go. The dark coffee bitterness is so well done in this beer as well as the nice malt back to balance it out, its almost like that first time you had a super hoppy yet balanced dIPA. This is very well balanced.

The creamy mouthfeel and sheer enjoyment of drinking this beer make me wish I could get a six pack of it nearby. I'll enjoy this bomber and seek out some more probably. Awesome job TB.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 00:07:38 | More by indiapaleale
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-03-2012 01:27:34 | More by JxExM
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-02-2012 22:38:46 | More by DrWalterWhite
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

09-22-2012 03:57:17 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a few from Two Brothers' Retro Series releases, and thusfar have enjoyed them all, from the Mild Bitter to the Pillar of Salt. I hope this release, the first of their series, measures up to the others.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours very much like a stout would; dark liquid, a 1/4" tan head that dissipates, leaving a thin collar that clings to the sides , witha small island of thin head in the middle, punctuated only by the ocassional larger bubble that pops off the side.

Has a rich, creamy oaty aroma, with notes of vanilla, toffee, hints of bourbon, and maple. Oddly, though this is called a "coffee porter", I get no coffee or mocha smells.

The taste, however, is a different story. Has a weak coffee mocha start, with creamy oats, a leafy geen taste, and a mildly coffee bitter finish. Think an iced coffee that's had whole cream added and minimal sweetener, but maltier, with a definite hop finish.

Medium to full bodied, it feels more like a milk stout than a porter. THere's a creaminess and lack of bitter bite that you associate more with the milk stout than a true porter.

This ale hides its alchohol well; this clocks in at 9%, but has more of a 5% feel to it. Creamy and tasty, with a nice aroma profile and decent oat taste, this is an enjoyable brew. While ther are coffee notes there, however, many RIS and other porters have more of a coffee flavor than this does. Perhpas the distinction is that this is brewed with coffee beansm and those are brewed with malts and hops that give it a coffee flavor. Indeed, this has some of the same flavors I love from teh Hoppin' Frog Boris stout that is filterd through their coffee bean tower. A nice ale and one worth trying if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 01:10:43 | More by TheHoppiest
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Rasputin

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Binny's in Skokie.

A - beer looks great. I'm not much of an appearance guy.

S - great coffee aromas

T - like review #1 above, very reminiscent of iced coffee. I like iced coffee, and I loved this. Coffee is strong, but not overpowering. Sweet, but not inappropriately so.

M - velvety smooth.

D - this is 9%? You'd never know. Goes down smooth.

This is one of the top coffee-based brews I've ever had. Highly recommended to anyone who's ever enjoyed the style. Seems to be pretty well-caffeinated, wouldn't suggest drinking the whole bomber shortly before bed.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 17:33:53 | More by Rasputin
Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.