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Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-28-2010)
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Reviews by bigaltemple:
Photo of bigaltemple
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Opaque, dark brown, almost black in color. Foamy, two-finger khaki colored head becomes a faint cap. Pretty average appearance.

S - The strong roasted chocolate is pretty appealing. Some faint smokiness and coffee, but nowhere near what I was expecting. Didn't find any evidence of bottle dating, so I'm unsure if the mild espresso aspect is due to age or brewer's intent.

T/M - Same as the nose. Slightly creamy, with low carbonation.

O - Fairly average across the board. I would consider giving this another chance if given a known to be fresh bottle. However, I'm not overly concerned about seeking one out.

bigaltemple, Oct 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

OhioBobcat, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bulldogg915, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Cynic-ale, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TKEbeerman, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of mondegreen
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

mondegreen, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

chinchill, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Mtooman, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

dailyminefield, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

woodchip, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

devilsuit, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

needMIbeerinMD, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

thagr81us, May 23, 2011
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

Gmann, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dtx00, Jul 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Wando843, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Bung
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Pretty close to black, just a ring of light fan head.

Aroma, strong coffee and roast malt. A little cocoa, peat.

Taste, Strong dry roast, roast malt. Pretty dry, cocoa coffee finish. Pretty straight forward.

Carbonation maybe a little high. Lighter mid body. Drinks easy enough.
Not bad, just need to like coffee, kind of a one trick pony.

Bung, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of UnderPressure
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown beer. Almost black. Thin, shallow head melts after a minute.

Strong coffee aroma. It's hard to detect anything else. Except maybe some roasted malt.

Upfront coffee flavor. Some sweet malt, but mainly on the bitter side. Bitter, grainy finish.

The heavy bodied mouthfeel carries this beer well.

This beer is OK. I'm not a huge fan of the coffee. I'd rather drink a straight-forward porter. But it could be a lot worse, for sure.

UnderPressure, Dec 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Bonna, Jul 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

bluedognever, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

MichaelBurns, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ The Griffon

Looks pretty close to pitch black in color, topped by an off-white head that reduces to a thin ring. This one is all about the coffee, though it’s not going to jump out of the glass and slap you around. Nice deep black, oily espresso bean aroma. Similarly “beany” in flavor with an easy going sweetness and a bit of chocolaty malt. Medium bodied. Very simple in execution, but the coffee implementation is so well done it’s hard to resist ordering another glass. Should’ve grabbed a couple bottles to take home with me.

wedge, Jul 18, 2014
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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.