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Cowboy Coffee Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
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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artoolemomo

Oregon

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.

10-27-2013 05:03:49 | More by artoolemomo
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-26-2013 20:38:48 | More by jaydoc
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-20-2013 08:35:23 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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flyingPharmacist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-02-2013 23:03:46 | More by flyingPharmacist
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-02-2013 21:38:32 | More by Wsherry1
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-20-2013 02:58:22 | More by OKCNittany
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 15:07:06 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-03-2013 22:18:06 | More by Eric908
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Spaz7

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-30-2013 17:26:24 | More by Spaz7
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2013 05:15:45 | More by hilgart1
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2013 01:23:17 | More by OgreSanchez
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alexanf

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-27-2013 15:45:14 | More by alexanf
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bob_d_j

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2013 02:17:34 | More by bob_d_j
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2013 18:22:03 | More by BlissJunkie
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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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Glibber

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-11-2013 04:16:07 | More by Glibber
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-08-2013 17:36:35 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-30-2013 00:52:41 | More by Photekut
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2013 04:02:18 | More by dmorgan310
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-14-2013 00:12:00 | More by Dyerseve
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neckbeered

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2013 15:46:08 | More by neckbeered
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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2013 23:13:43 | More by jklecko2
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PincheNorteno

Michigan

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.

06-01-2013 22:00:06 | More by PincheNorteno
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dpage27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2013 05:00:22 | More by dpage27
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-20-2013 03:45:07 | More by MatterOfOpinion
Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.