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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Dactrius, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

krl2112, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
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.

WanderingFool, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ADTaber, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of csustar001
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

csustar001, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slight, tan head with just a touch of lacing. Black color. Deep toasted malt in the aroma with the fruity brightness of coffee. There is a rich, black olive aroma underneath it all; slightly sweet and fruity. Flavor is intense, fruity, and acidic as the coffee dominates the front. There is a nice, bright, fruity-floral hop bitterness that peaks in the middle, and the toasted malt sits into the finish nicely. You don't much notice the booze (9.2%ABV), just the warming effect. A nice, viscous mouthfeel.

This is very, very good. If you like your coffee bright and floral, this is a coffee bier for you!
I think I may prefer the NG Coffee Stout, and Central Waters Peruvian Morning (both of which are a more toasty, deep flavor [which reflects my coffee choice; opposite of my chocolate]), but this is stunning as well. Sure beats Founders Coffee Stout in my book!

TheSSG, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mishtif, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PHBoiler, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

awdturboiv, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

pathman, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

CBodamer, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dublin O'Neil's in Champaign, IL. I think this is part of the Retro Release Series, but I am not sure what number?

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque black color. A two finger khaki colored head forms with excellent retention. Rings of lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: At first a buttery, nutty aroma. Then bread and biscuit aromas. Toasted malts, chocolate, light smoke. Finishes with just a hint of peppery spice.
T: Again up front is a buttery, nutty flavor that almost overwhelms everything. As the beer warms that fades and much more nuanced flavors come out. Toasted malt, milk chocolate, baked bread. A lingering spiciness on the tongue. Excellent.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation that is ultra smooth and creamy. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen, except for a wonderful warming. A very nice sipper.

Two Borthers always does rye right. I am a big fan. Lots of subtle complexities here that makes for a very enjoyable sipper. Something I highly recommend.

champ103, Dec 21, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -69%

harrylee773, Dec 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Couch, Dec 19, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is one of the 15 series really great tasting i was not disspointed by this beer at all. It had a very deep coffee aroma, smell and taste of malts, it tasted like it was oaked aged with the smoothness it had, it is a great beer with a nice kick, good like bourbon county but lighter overall i would definity have this beer again

chicagoanbeerone, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mychalg9, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Vierenner
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully and the aroma is wonderful ... chocolate and coffee similar to Big John from Goose Island. But the taste is an entirely different story ... rather weak in my opinion. Like it's watered down or something. I was hoping for robust, thick flavor but got slightly bitter averageness. I wish they'd pick one flavor and make it big!!

Vierenner, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour was deep brown with a nice foam head. Smelled of faint coffees, more malty and dark fruits though. Taste was immediately too sweet with a distinct syrupy character, dried cherries and other dark fruit. Not much coffee here. Getting a bit overwhelmed by the cherry syrupy characteristics. I was expecting a flavorful coffee porter but that's not what I tasted here. Too sweet for me.

JackieTH, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque, dark brown color with less than one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. Light lacing remain on the glass.

S: A blend of dark unctuous qualities and rye-derived brine. Cherry liqueur emerges as it warms, but does not turn boozy.

T: Begins very off-dry, with refined malt and rye that tastes like a spiced cookie. Acidity is moderate but easy, enhancing the effect of the rye. Dark flavors are more influential into the second half of the profile, although detectable coffee presence is questionable. Bitterness is mild in the finish, where a doughy quality is more defining. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, very slick on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This strong porter is more focused on the rye than the top-billed coffee it was brewed with. This results in an interesting collection of qualities for the style. It is remarkably approachable for a beer of over 9% abv.

beagle75, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ASUBeer, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

MystikCelt, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ZPB, Oct 23, 2012
Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.