Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Palmetto Espresso PorterPalmetto Espresso Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

38 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 38
Hads: 176
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 26.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-28-2010

The robust full-bodied flavor comes from the dark roasted malts and is accented with a coffee espresso roast by our friends and neighbors Charleston Coffee Roasters.
View: Beers (20) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 38 | Hads: 176
Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark red brown with a short tan head that immediately vanishes leaving almost no lacing, clear

S: coffee and dark roasted malts, coco, sugar cane

T: flavors follow smell, lighter coffee than expected, a mild hop bitterness to complement the roasted coffee flavors,

M: lighter than expected with a nice oily quality

O: good flavor profile as advertised on the bottle, didn't try to over do the ABV resulting in a quite refreshing porter

 488 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DougOMac
4.99/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. One of my all time favorites.

43 characters

Photo of Golden32
2.39/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nitro on tap at Charleston Beer Works. Nice thick head, I was excited. The taste was very flat overall. Cold thin coffee.

121 characters

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mondegreen
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into an Allagash Tulip.

Pours a dark brown with red highlights. One finger head fades quickly with slight lacing. Nose is sweet dull espresso, not a big 'wow,' but good. Taste is mellow coffee. I'd like to see brighter coffee notes and a thicker mouth, as the mouthfeel is thin - absolutely the weakest poor for this brew. In all, it's a decent coffee beer. Not the best I have had, but certainly worth trying, especially at $8.99/6.

 448 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a ansifter.
Pour is blackish and opaque with a bubbly head that soon reduces to a thick ring.

Aroma: coffee dominates and smells more like brewed coffee than beans. Enough dark roast to show even with the strong coffee.

Flavor: black coffee and dark roasted grains in about equal measure. Both linger on in the aftertaste where there's some (unobjectionable) char as well.

O: medium+ body; Properly carbonated and fairly smooth.

 460 characters

Photo of Mtooman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of whitekiboko
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dailyminefield
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of devilsuit
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this one at the brewery! Served from tap into a Palmetto shaker. Poured black with a red hue outlining the edges with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, coffee, and cream. The flavor was of roasted malt, coffee, and subtle dark chocolate. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good solid brew. I was afraid that when it was a Porter that the mouthfeel was going to suffer as most I have had do quite badly. I was pleasantly surprised once it hit my palate though. All of the flavors in this one are quite nice and well blended making this one very easy to drink. The aroma is also quite good. A very solid beer from Palmetto that is worth trying without a doubt.

 835 characters

Photo of Bunuelian
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a dirty dark brown color with a minimal beige head that settles into a light ring. 3.5

The aroma is toasted pumpernickel and cold roast coffee. Real nice coffee aroma. Bitter chocolate notes. There is a bit of a lemony twang that you find in traditional porters. 4.25

The malt has a nice roast flavor but its a bit thin. The coffee flavor is quite good, deep roast. Again, there is that lemony twang found in porters. 4

The feel is thin, a bit watery for a porter. Soft carbonation. Light roast bitterness throughout the palate. 3.25

A very enjoyable coffee porter. It needs more body to smooth out the feel and round out the flavor profile. 3.85

 669 characters

Photo of vancean2
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap

Pours a pitch black color with a creamy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind. Smells of fresh espresso coffee, chocolate & dark malts. Fresh espresso flavor dominates up front, with some silly chocolate notes, slightly charred malt, dry coffee & chocolate finish. Medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish. Espresso forward stout that drinks very fresh

 420 characters

Photo of KYGunner
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a coffee overload with deep roasted flavor and a light espresso bean sweetness. It's not overly complex and a bit thin but certainly the best I've had from Palmetto.

 173 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.