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Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

(Beer added by: jt31914 on 04-10-2010)
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beagle75

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black color that transmits dark brown around the edges. One finger of beige foam head diminishes to a fine peripheral ring. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Rich black coffee and lesser dark chocolate fill the nose but allow traces of solvent, carbonic acid, and fermented grain to be detected also.

T: Begins dry, with coffee and a deep nuttiness of such depth that is rarely encountered, even in dark/brown ales. Acidity is present, but remains restrained. The roast turns a bit stale in the middle, where acidity persists and faint dark fruit is detected. The finish is mild and smooth with earth, husky roasted grain, and minimal bitterness.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, creamy on the palate yet slightly acidic, with moderate carbonation.

D: While the addition of coffee rarely makes or breaks a beer, it often results in a beer that seems slightly less attractive than if it had been left off the ingredient bill. Here it is well integrated and lends character that this porter might otherwise be found to lack, elevating the overall experience in rare fashion.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 22:13:34 | More by beagle75
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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.

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Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.