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Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
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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Shasty


5/5  rDev +34.4%

07-27-2012 17:12:33 | More by Shasty
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TKSchlafly1

Missouri

5/5  rDev +34.4%

01-08-2012 20:38:57 | More by TKSchlafly1
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +34.4%

07-14-2012 05:25:01 | More by ssjkyle
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Jellopants356

Montana

4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very dark with a reddish tinge. Thin lacing and very little head, but that's cool. Wow, the smell is really complex. I definitely smell the coffee but i also smell a bit of burned...caramel? HOLY CRAP! This is amazing! Coffee galore (i may just start having this in the morning) and definitely the malty type of flavor profile i love in porters. Ah, Big Sky you never let me down. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than i would like but pleasant anyway. Overall, if you like coffee flavors and enjoy a complex porter, this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 11:02:33 | More by Jellopants356
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JosiahS

California

4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a: A thick, dark brown liquid with a 1 finger tan colored head.

s: Aromas of milk, coffee beans, chile and floral hops.

t: Rich roasted malt with flavors of coffee and faint cocoa. The hops lend a perfect compliment, adding bitterness, a slight spice flavor and a floral component.

m: lively yet somewhat thick and full bodied.

o: Awesome brew, a near perfect combo of hops and malt for a porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:35:40 | More by JosiahS
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BowserBrew

Montana

4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am not a huge fan of Big Sky beer but their special releases are great, including this beer. It pours nice and dark with roasted espresso smell and taste. I am a huge fan of this beer and would recommend it to everyone. Even my friends that hate microbrews love this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 23:54:07 | More by BowserBrew
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Vindabinjy


4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bold, but not too bitey. Good coffee tone that's not overpowering. Well executed! Bottle is nice and rustic looking, which I find appealing. Definitely my favorite coffee type porter on the market to this point! Finishes nice and smooth. Smoother than 90% of porters.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:15:10 | More by Vindabinjy
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dlello2

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A fantastic representation of how a porter should look. Deep brown with just the suggestion of red. Good finger of head fading to a ring of medium soapy bubbles.

S - Dose of sweetened coffee with cream hits ya hard. Doesn't go much further than that. One dimenensional but nice.

T - Sugary sweetness hits up front and in the middle. Coffee creeps in towards the end and the over-roasted bean bitterness lingers in a good way. Pleasing.

M - Pretty spot on for the style. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A touch creamy, but the bitterness makes it work.

O - Not a bad brew at all. Big sky does it again for me. Gotta open the Ivan now!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:52:32 | More by dlello2
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colts9016

Idaho

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Nonic at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that has good retention. The head is foamy, bubbly and medium tan in color. The color of the beer is opaque, dark mahogany with garnet hues. The head left a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A very strong roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and oak. There are notes of phenols, yeast, and alcohol.

Taste: I have had cowboy coffee and this taste just like it. Flavors are rich French Roast, chicory, and oak. There are other flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and toffee. There is notes of molasses, phenols, yeast, and citrus.

The mouth feel is warming, coating and smooth.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium full. This is a really good porter with coffee. It has a rich coffee flavors balanced with porter. This beer is well made and close to being awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 04:29:04 | More by colts9016
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youradhere

Arkansas

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours silently into the glass, pitch black with barely a ruddy hue to the edges, tan head leaves behind a nice cap of lacing. Smell is chocolates and licorice, and of course roast coffee. Taste is light, initially there is a wash of sweet roast bitterness, char, tobacco, followed by mellow coffee flavor and roasted smokiness. Carbonation is a tad high as it prickles the tongue and tries to wash the beer's flavor off of your palate. Body is medium light, and the carbonation acts to lighten it further. Overall a decent coffee porter, drinks smooth. I need to get some of this for camping, because for some reason that is what the hidden flavors remind me of- smokey campfire coffee, and porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 03:35:06 | More by youradhere
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-28-2013 15:35:54 | More by rhinonau
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-11-2013 06:15:34 | More by DeekNayvuz
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-14-2013 09:21:17 | More by bigbeers84
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-12-2013 23:45:43 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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beergil

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-20-2013 01:16:06 | More by beergil
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-20-2013 03:45:07 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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Ford

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-08-2013 02:01:11 | More by Ford
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emkloss


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-03-2013 19:34:04 | More by emkloss
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adie


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-13-2012 12:19:41 | More by adie
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-27-2014 00:18:36 | More by RevCraig
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PintOHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass - Pint

A - Wow that's a dark Porter! Super black color with practically no light coming through. It produced a 1-finger head that fizzled away quickly.

S - Initially couldn't smell much. After it warmed up i picked up dark chocolate, roasty coffee, soft hop oils, and raisin. Great aroma and very inviting.

T - Wonderful mix of savory dark chocolate, bright coffee and hop oils. Just balanced so well. Low, lingering coffee and bitterness on the tongue. Sweetness is low.

M - Medium-full bodied brew with a velvety like texture and soft carbonation.

O - What a wonderfully balanced Porter. Robust, savory, drinkable, just a great example of the style. I picked up mine in a mix-pack for $14. I'd definitely buy this one again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:36:33 | More by PintOHops
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-04-2014 01:29:59 | More by beerguy23
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-04-2013 01:47:58 | More by canawler
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-23-2012 02:34:04 | More by t0rin0
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landrewg

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had to make this my first review because I had it on tap at Uptown Grill this weekend, loved it, came to BA to find out where to get it and saw these two bad reviews. I think they might have had a bad keg at Hopcat. It came with a very creamy look and a mild aroma of coffee. Taste is smooth and delicious. Could drink a few of these with no problem.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 20:21:49 | More by landrewg
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Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.