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Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
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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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-05-2013 08:13:57 | More by ScubaSteve00
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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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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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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-03-2013 03:35:59 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-01-2013 16:29:08 | More by cdwil
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:59:28 | More by StonedTrippin
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cubancigar2000

Idaho

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

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 18:52:01 | More by cubancigar2000
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

01-22-2013 06:39:00 | More by beerdhabelly
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fivetime

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2013 01:04:42 | More by fivetime
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-21-2013 00:50:30 | More by JohnBender
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MilkManX

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-15-2013 16:11:22 | More by MilkManX
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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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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-24-2012 22:28:41 | More by Jameswoody
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 14:49:56 | More by donkeyrunner
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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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Shasty


5/5  rDev +34.4%

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

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +34.4%

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


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-21-2012 18:03:29 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 4/27/2011. Pours very dark brown, almost black color with a nice 2 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass as you drink. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee, toasted grain, bread, and a touch of herbal hops. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big espresso, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, biscuit, toffee, and herbal hops. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and herbal hops on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable at 6.2%, with not alcohol presence at all. Overall this is a very nice porter, with nice robust flavors and very smooth drinking. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 04:38:38 | More by superspak
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djohnse

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-03-2012 23:35:32 | More by djohnse
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-25-2012 03:30:49 | More by Troville1990
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TKSchlafly1

Missouri

5/5  rDev +34.4%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-28-2011 23:45:50 | More by jrcmlc
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warnerry

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 2/7/11

A - Pours black with two fingers of spongy brown head. Head dissipates quickly.

S - Coffee and earthy roasted malts. Simple, but pleasant.

T - Very nice blend of coffee and long-lasting earthiness. Well balanced and with a very slight sweetness to it.

M - Awfully thin compared to my favorite portes. Carbonation is quite high as well. Still, not bad.

O - Despite the lackluster mouthfeel, there are some nice flavors here. Not a great beer, but I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:09:27 | More by warnerry
Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.