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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

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rudzud for sharing.

Very small fizzy head, dark ruby red light almost black color.

nose fresh coffee, coffee beans, light roast and dark chocolate, bit of caramel, light oatmeal.

taste is more of the same, chalky powdered chocolate, light creamy, light caramel, bit of roast, nice fresh coffee roast and coffee beans, mostly dry. Dark chocolate. Finish is fairly bitter with some earthy hops, bitterness from the roast, lingering coffee and dark chocolate.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of warning booze.

Overall not bad, nice flavors, booze is hidden fairly well but nothing too special, also nothing wrong.

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a deep black with a two finger head that is medium mocha in color and lingers beautifully. the texture is quite creamy with nice large bubbles on top. dissipates leaving a ton of lacing on the glass
S: really delicious scent with plenty of roasted coffee malt notes and a slight sweetness like that of dark chocolate
T: begins with a really nice chocolate note which is not overpowering or too deep, nicely sweet, through he middle it mellows out a bit with gentle malt notes, but the finish, my god the finish is wonderful. pure and clean coffee, like just black coffee which is delicious and probably the closest note ive found in beer to actual coffee
M: medium high carbonation tingle, nicely thick on the palate but creamy enough, leaves the mouth feeling almost burnt, not dry but reminiscent of a bon fire
O: really delicious porter, quite drinkable and with phenomenal coffee notes, another good one from two brothers

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ImperialSnout
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle. I don't see a date other than the 2012 on the label. Poured into a Victory tulip

A: Pours a really dark brown. There are some reddish hues around the edges of the glass. Not a ton of head. Thin layer of off white head. Leaves a touch of lacing.

S: You get the coffee but it's definitely the flat beans. It's not strong roast coffee. Almost like the beans hadn't be ground, but just added during the boil.

T: Nice dry coffee bitterness on the front of the tongue. It's more coffee than you smelled on the nose for sure. You also get a touch of rich chocolate in the mid palate. It's a nice smooth transition from coffee to roast to chocolate. Easy on the taste buds. I really like this one.

M: It's a medium but a light medium. It's rightly a porter.

Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks goes out to pmoney for sending this one as an extra in a recent glassware trade! Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured pitch black with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, and subtle oatmeal. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, milk chocolate, cream, coffee, oatmeal, and subtle milk chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For the style this one was pretty much spot on for the most part. The coffee aspect was quite nice on this one, but it definitely wasn’t the dominate factor going on. Definitely worth trying if the opportunity presents itself.

Photo of HefeRules
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Lukafer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of eclipse54
3.62/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of london1o1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a thin tan head that very quickly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some stronger notes of coffee.

T: The flavors start out with dark roasted malts and light amounts of creaminess. Then the coffee flavors really take over, strong coffee tastes. There is some subtle vanilla sweetness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Alcohol is very well hidden in this big beer (9.2% ABV) - cannot detect it at all. I really enjoyed that this kept true to the porter flavors and enhanced it with the coffee. A very nice sipping beer.

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that dissipated very quickly, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some wispy lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of coffee beans in the nose; these grow a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of coffee beans along with hints of cocoa nibs and chocolate. No bitterness is detectable and there are very slight hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some slight hints of warming from the alcohol as the beer warms up.
O: This beer is very easy to drink; no traces of alcohol are noticeable in the taste. It seems to be a bit heavier compared to other porters and closer resembles a lighter-bodied stout.

Photo of rudzud
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown nearly black with a good one finger creamy mocha head that fades to leave a nice thick creamy blanket.

S - Nice solid black coffee aroma, not too overpowering or assertive. Getting some light roast, but not much else.

T - Hmm...Nice black coffee flavours, slightly bitter but still fresh. Some nice malty sweetness and roast. Theres some nice bitterness on the end and almost a sweet sugary vanilla on the end somewhere. Would like abit of chocolate in this, perhaps rounded out a bit more?

M - Love this mouthfeel. Carbonation is nice, actually a bit sharper than one expects with a porter. This is smooth but not quite velvety. Super drinkable, ABV not there.

O - Overall this is a solid beer. Semi one note, but that note is done well. Wouldnt mind some of the porter notes to come out more but the coffee is definitely nice.

Photo of sweemzander
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Minimal tan froth.

(S)- A wealth of raisin, nuts, molasses, and subtle coffee.

(T)- A good profile of roasted coffee grounds. It has an interesting subtle smokiness with a bit of raisin as well.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Lots of raisin with a subtle smokiness.

(D)- A solid porter with the nice coffee addition. Not too strong or unbalanced, but almost stout-like in its feel.

Photo of C2H5
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of woosterbill
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber into a snifter; shared with jtclockwork (from RB) at the Ginger Man in Manhattan.

A: Black body with clear brown highlights. Thin, fine brown head. Not much in the way of retention, and spotty lace. Pretty average.

S: Stale coffee, chocolate, and a breadiness that resembles a multigrain bagel. Disappointing.

T: A little better here, with some nutty, caramelized sweetness offsetting the staleness of the coffee. Grainy, bittersweet finish with some coffee on the aftertaste. Better than average, but far from impressive.

M: Medium body and lively, smooth carbonation. Very good.

O: While not horrible, this one was pretty disappointing. Perhaps the bottle had been behind the bar for a few months too long, but with no date to be seen I can't be sure. I won't be seeking it out again.

Cheers!

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vfalstad
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.