Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by mtboozeaddict41:
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A: pours an oily dark brown with a nice a nice creme lacing. little retention. litterally looks like coffee, straight black, how i like it
S: beautiful coffee and sweet toasted malt aroma beckoning for a sip. Dark chocolate is noticed along with some burnt character. molasses with a bit of ryness is noted
T: Bold coffee and chocolate impression. As far as i'm concerned the malts round out the beer just right. Again toasted malts add sweetness and bready flavors. little hop profile
M: great carbonation that i feel is needed in a coffee stout. oily texture is left on the palate, also big body just like my favorite morning coffee brew.
O: Great beer for the style. Everything that is needed is there: bold coffee, bold chocolate, carbonation, and off dry finish keeps one beckoning for more.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2013 02:27:57 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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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 210 ratings.