Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.