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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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Photo of rhinonau
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

artoolemomo, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

FINLANDski_1619, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

flyingPharmacist, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

OKCNittany, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Eric908, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Spaz7, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

hilgart1, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bob_d_j, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BlissJunkie, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

beergil, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Glibber, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photekut, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dmorgan310, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Dyerseve, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jklecko2, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of PincheNorteno
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

I had high hopes for this one.

Poured relatively flat into a pint glass. More brown than black, with decent carbonation. The coffee comes through in the tanned head.
Smells of earthy coffee and toasty malt, minimal hop presence. Biscuity, toasty malt profile, not too heavy handed. Mouthfeel was surprisingly thin, which is good if you don't like heavy unfiltered brews. The alcohol is noticeable a little bit, along with tannins from the coffee. This is cowboy coffee, it's less burnt tasting and more earthy than espresso. I enjoyed this aspect, it was a break from the usual over roasted stuff you find in coffee stouts. It was a coffee flavor appropriate for a porter, but the porter aspect itself was a bit light handed. Overall, it was alright but I wouldn't seek it out again.

PincheNorteno, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dpage27, May 30, 2013
Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.