Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours jet black with a rocky tan head. Very good retention, and overall, a great looking porter.
S: Chocolate malt, cocoa, coffee grounds and a hint of plastic that fades out after a few minutes of sitting out.
T: Good roasted/chocolate malt base, but not too much in the way of coffee. Other than malts, there's a light bitterness and what seems to be a bit of oats, and again, a little undesirable "plastic". Finish is on the dry, bitter side.
M: Very nice smooth feel. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Well done.
No bottled on date so not sure how long this has been sitting. That said, the coffee was pretty light and would love to try this on tap to see how it compares. But overall, found this to be a very smooth, light drinking porter and glad to see Big Sky expanding their lineup.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 02:13:44 | More by GeezLynn
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3.28/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Appearance- Pours up about a finger's worth of head that seems to have some retention. The head is a medium beige while the body is a dark chocolate brown that is rife with bubble.s A scant amount of lacing is left behind.
Nose- Very nice and well rounded. Mostly coffee with roasted malts. Also, a good amount of cocoa that, at some points, suggests bubblegum. A slight nuttiness as well. Not terribly complex but has lots of balance and is very well integrated. Swirling shows an almost rye like quality. That does not mesh well with the other aromas.
Taste- Doesn't seem quite as balanced as the nose and the emphasis is coffee. Starts off with a blend of roasted malts and cocoa that has a bit of a sour/sweet note to it that almost suggests raisins. However, this beer quickly moves from having that much complexity and dives right into the coffee. A coffee that is rather average and seems a little thin on the finish. Some raisin does make it to the finish but not much. There are not real flaws and this is a decent beer but it is a bit boring. Pretty weak for a porter. A tiny hint of chocolate on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with too much carbonation for a porter. Also, needs to be thicker.
Drinkability- Definitely pretty easy to drink but that's mostly because of its weaknesses- lack of balance and lack of structure. Fair price but just not worth it.
Overall- Mediocre- really not much else to say. I would give it a try but don't expect too much. If you're on this side of the country, you'll want to stick with Black Butte. On the other side, Founders.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 05:03:49 | More by artoolemomo
Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.