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Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 102
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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

GavDomDadGH, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of MrKennedy
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Beermasons into a Southern Tier tulip.

Matt black appearance, nice medium tan foam on top. Retains well for a while before forming a ring around the outside.

Smell has coffee as you'd expect, some chocolate and a little bit of char in there as well. A bit there, but nothing to insane or over the top.

The chocolate and coffee carry over into the taste, some roast to add a bit more to the complexity of it and a little bit of a smoky finish.

Soft feel to start, the little smoke at the end gives you something to remember it by, but a little on the thinner side.

Nice beer to drink. Enough flavour to satisfy you and easy enough to hit for a session. Sort of like a coffee beer where it isn't all about the coffee.

MrKennedy, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jkn09, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

NickSMpls, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Ispeakforthetrees, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of obrike
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a single at HEB in Round Rock for 1.69.

Poured a jet black with a finger of mocha head that dissipated evenly with fairly light lacing...not too shabby.

Really enjoyed the scent on this one...strong chocolate malt with mild coffee beans, sweet fruit and some earthy hops. Loves me a good coffee scented porter or stout.

This is good...some bittersweet chocolate with fresh ground coffee, a little smoky with a light fruit sweetness. The only issue I have with this is the thin mouthfeel and light carbonation. But that's nitpicking isn't it?

This one is recommended to my coffee beer hound brethren. A tasty coffee porter that I will certainly purchase more of.

obrike, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Ford, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ScubaSteve00, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of 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.

Vindabinjy, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Jellopants356
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.

Jellopants356, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

kew, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

cdwil, Feb 01, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best big sky brews ive had the pleasure of drinking. pours chocolate syrup brown, dense and thicker, with a lazy tan head. the nose is fresh brewed coffee, bitter grounds, dark toasty barley, and unsweetened cocoa. there is a ton of coffee in the flavor, and some definite wake up potential in here too, buzzin! no acid at all, which i love, and the dark malts balance the coffee bitterness with a touch of toffee sweetness, but its short lived. really round flavor, with some dark chocolate notes in the finish. soft feel, perfect level of medium carbonation for a porter, and a little more alcohol than most makes this just right for winter time. overall an outstanding coffee beer, worth seeking out before spring hits.

StonedTrippin, Jan 26, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smell - wonderful coffee and hops smell along with a toasted aroma & lots of chocolate

Taste - a little less bold than I wanted but all in all a great flavor that sent me back for another 12 oz bottle

Buy again - At first bottle I thought not. decided to try a second and I found it grew on me. Yes I would buy it again. Not my favorite Porter but I am picky

cubancigar2000, Jan 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

beerdhabelly, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JohnBender, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

MilkManX, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

DeekNayvuz, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jameswoody, Dec 24, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Deep brown pour yields a fair tan head. Lacking in the lace department but apt in retention. An extra from colts9016 it's always nifty to have beer in the fridge that I can't actually buy.

Smells like coffee. I'm sure there's roast malt in there too but I'm bad at separating the two. Tastes like coffee too. A good coffee flavor I'm guessing warm infusion which is what I generally prefer. A bit thin.

It's all good except the body. I'd say it would be an excellent session beer but after a friend had a run-in with Wolaver's coffee porter, coffee beer in large quantities = diarrhea in large quantities.

donkeyrunner, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

t0rin0, Aug 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Shasty, Jul 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

adie, May 13, 2012
Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.