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Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Espresso PorterPalmetto Espresso Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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JakHammer

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

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

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -48.1%

01-27-2013 19:04:25 | More by markasparov
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-24-2014 01:51:44 | More by fishguyac
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BraveGator

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-20-2012 03:14:27 | More by BraveGator
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nickfl

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

A - Pours with one finger of light brown foam on top of a black body with clear, amber highlights showing through. The head settles rapidly and leaves light lace.

S - Dark sugary notes of molasses and brown sugar with some smoky coffee notes in the background.

T - Dry, toasted malt up front with some molasses. Roasty notes come out in the middle with chicory and dark chocolate. Some more molasses, licorice, and smoky coffee in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - There is something about the combination of dark, dry malt and coffee that isn't working here. It lacks balance and just comes across as burnt bread. Not worthwhile.

02-27-2012 05:41:21 | More by nickfl
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-09-2014 02:27:32 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-03-2013 19:30:16 | More by EdelweissDad
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hoegaardenhero

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-06-2014 23:42:29 | More by hoegaardenhero
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-09-2013 21:00:05 | More by icehawk
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-08-2014 20:37:40 | More by Wrigfen
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-10-2013 05:24:48 | More by Alex5
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

10-27-2012 03:25:18 | More by bigaltemple
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-02-2014 03:51:31 | More by thatoneguymike
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-23-2013 02:33:31 | More by mikeincharleston
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-09-2012 19:27:27 | More by sendbeer
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-20-2014 18:45:26 | More by markgugs
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-23-2012 04:08:40 | More by RoryOMoore
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crytion

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-12-2013 08:13:54 | More by crytion
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-27-2012 02:27:19 | More by THECPJ
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psmith161

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-03-2014 19:56:24 | More by psmith161
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-29-2011 04:33:21 | More by barnzy78
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Bung

Michigan

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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UnderPressure

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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Holland

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

A: light black with brown highlights and a thin tan head on this guy. Leaves a lacing that stays. Kind of thin looking. Not so sure about this one but it was a local.

S: coffee, roasted malt, some fruitiness but not much, barely any hops.

T: tastes of coffee, roasted grains and malt. Pretty delicious as it's all subtle. Nothing is overwhelming, but it doesn't have superior complexity either. Well crafted simple porter.

M: medium body if that - may be lighter. It's well carbonated, which is neutral for the taste of this. Just a fine beer.

O: very drinkable - I could imagine drinking a few of these before getting sick of the taste. Well done beer. I was pleasantly surprised after picking up a single at the Charleston Beer Exchange. Good stuff that I'll probably not get again.

09-16-2011 04:12:22 | More by Holland
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-11-2013 18:13:29 | More by OhioBobcat
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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.