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Palmetto Espresso Porter - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Espresso PorterPalmetto Espresso Porter

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of metter98

New York

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

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
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

Appearance: Dark brown color with a nice mocha cap that delivers some lace

Smell: Fresh brewed coffee galore

Taste: Loads of coffee flavor both up front and after the swallow; roasty malt flavors underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This is one of those coffee beers that tastes like coffee rather than a beer with coffee influences; nice job!

02-28-2010 23:51:02 | More by brentk56
Photo of kylehay2004


4/5  rDev +4.2%

A: single finger frothy head. Dark black with little light getting through. decent lace.

S: nice coffee bean aroma that isn't overwhelming.

T: Roasted espresso bean up front and sweet chocolate finish.

M: Moderate carbonation and full bodied yet thin in texture.

O: Actually one of the better beers from Palmetto.

09-05-2011 01:53:46 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of nickfl


3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

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
Photo of duceswild


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-05-2013 00:10:09 | More by duceswild
Photo of Stinkypuss


4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

LOOK: Dark amber in color with an off-white, well retaining foam layer. A bit of spotty lace is left behind, and the brew is free of sediment.

SMELL: Pleasant coffee notes, robust and nutty, slight cocoa, and perhaps a whiff of hops. Robust aroma that is quite nice indeed.

TASTE: Delicious coffee flavor reigns supreme here. Roasted malts compliment the espresso beans well, this tastes like a solid coffee beer. Nuts, coffee, char and light vanilla make for a most pleasing profile. Fair bitterness and herbal hops come to the party late but manage to round the brew out.

FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking.

OVERALL: Really beer's answer to iced coffee, id love this with my early morning breakfast.

05-14-2014 23:07:24 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of sendbeer


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-09-2012 19:27:27 | More by sendbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-23-2014 23:49:33 | More by billab914
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-27-2012 02:27:19 | More by THECPJ
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a mostly thick consistency. There was a half inch of off white, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled strongly of coffee - more than anything else, with hints of malt.

T: Tasted like it smelled. Lots of espresso and malt. A nice flavor, if you enjoy coffee.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While not the most multidimensional porter, this is still a very drinkable beer.

07-02-2010 19:34:15 | More by avalon07
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-15-2013 17:25:38 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-29-2011 04:33:21 | More by barnzy78
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

This is the Palmetto Espresso Porter, poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: midnight black with laced head that disappeared quickly

Smell: great roasted coffee aromas, smells rich and fresh

Taste: great espresso flavor, like fresh coffee, very slight chocolate flavor, resonating aftertaste

Mouthfeel: I thought this would be a little watery but I was mistaken, good medium body to it, good consistency, very appealing

Drinkability: a great espresso porter, very drinkable with excellent flavors and good mouthfeel, I don't see why you couldn't have several of these at a sitting

06-16-2010 14:06:21 | More by aasher
Photo of Holland


3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-22-2012 21:32:28 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of Bung


3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2013 02:13:45 | More by ADTaber
Photo of sulldaddy


3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

I am sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. A gift from my cousin Nicole and Aunt Dolly in Charleston. Thanks!
The beer pours a deep cola brown with fluffy beige head of 3 cm foaming up on the gentle pour and leaving windowpane lattice as it fades to a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is a big hit of roasted coffee, dry almost burnt notes and a bit of chocolate buried behind the coffee. Generally roasted and dry on the nose.
First sip reveals an average body with with tingly carbonation that pecks across my palate on each sip.
Flavor is as the nose advertises with a bit of dark chocolate, high cocoa notes that are barely sweet. this is followed by roasted malt and coffee notes that linger after each sip. No hints of alcohol and the hops dont show through either. This is a dry malty brew that coffee lovers would love.
I find it enjoyable this evening after a long day at the beach. Worth a shot if you dig coffee beers and are in the South.

07-07-2014 03:07:24 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-29-2012 12:06:52 | More by ncstateplaya
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +7%

@ 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
Photo of Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 19:35:51 | More by Falcone
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2014 03:15:26 | More by hilgart1
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-08-2013 03:26:55 | More by JohnBender
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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
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