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Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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 brewcore:
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a bottle into a goblet glass.

A: Very dark brown. Not quite opaque. Agressive pour yeilds a one finger light tan head which quickly dissipates.

S: Burnt roasted malts. Dark roasted coffee. Hints of black peppercorns.

T: Again, burnt roasted malts. Bitterness comes from the malts. Spiciness in the middle. Finishes with the lingering exected coffee notes.

M: Light to medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. High drinkability.

O: Interesting porter to say the least. Not as much coffee as I expected for a beer titled "espresso;" it's there, just not too prevalent. The spiciness is odd to me but not apalling. I will drink this again but with different expectations.

12-07-2011 02:58:10 | More by brewcore
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-11-2013 18:13:29 | More by OhioBobcat
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2011 05:54:16 | More by iemailjack
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-15-2013 17:25:38 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-10-2013 21:34:23 | More by TKEbeerman
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

10-21-2010 22:55:20 | More by mondegreen
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-28-2013 23:14:55 | More by Mtooman
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-27-2011 00:49:05 | More by whitekiboko
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-16-2014 16:03:53 | More by woodchip
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South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

05-23-2011 13:16:18 | More by thagr81us
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2012 20:25:47 | More by dtx00
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

07-17-2014 21:22:45 | More by Wando843
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

02-17-2012 04:15:00 | More by Bung
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South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

12-11-2011 20:06:59 | More by UnderPressure
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-28-2012 01:29:11 | More by Bonna
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-12-2014 14:25:03 | More by bluedognever
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-24-2012 19:26:09 | More by MichaelBurns
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North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%

@ 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.

07-18-2014 17:20:38 | More by wedge
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1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

04-12-2013 21:52:08 | More by JakHammer
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-19-2012 08:53:57 | More by Heff19
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of dark, roasted coffee beans in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the coffee flavor takes center stage and is moderately strong but only has a hint of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied but slightly watery on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of dryness.
D: It's very easy to drink a few of these because the beer is neither very filling nor has an overpowering coffee taste. I could easily have a few of these in one night.

12-23-2010 14:20:14 | More by metter98
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South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

On tap at Logans steakhouse
A. Pitch black with inch head that doesn't hang around for long. Very little Lacing.
S. Deep dark roasted malts. Charred oaky smell. Not a whole lot of coffee but it is there.
T. Me likey. Not very complex but very good flavor. Maybe I'm biased because I live 15 minutes away from the brewery. No hop bitterness whatsoever, just roasted malts and coffee.
Mouthfeel: a little light for a porter. Not exactly watery but just light. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: great beer by Palmetto. One of my favorites. Once again not terribly complex and not as full as if could be, but still a great porter.

02-12-2013 01:26:55 | More by inglebk
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 04:14:42 | More by FUwolfpacker
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2013 23:08:24 | More by nitter
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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a deep red brown almost mahogany color. Head is only thumb sized even from aggressive pour

Aroma is light roasted malts light coco notes with weak coffee notes also.

Taste is pretty much like the nose, roasted notes are better with some descent coffee notes. Light coco before the hops kick in for a lightly bitter finish. Overall not bad favorable enough easy drinking porter wouldn't replace my go to porter but would have if I was out somewhere.

Mouthfeel is medium with lightly peppy carbonation that shows up in the finish.

Overall not bad actually better then I thought it would be considering other brews from Palmetto I have had.

04-15-2013 01:23:05 | More by mntlover
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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
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