Eye Opener Coffee Porter | East End Brewing Company

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82 Ratings
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Eye Opener Coffee PorterEye Opener Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rabsten on 09-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.36%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Florida9
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Full on black in color. Forms a moderate sized tan colored head. Decent retention. Some sheeting lacing. Aroma is full of coffee. Roasted malts and chocolate, but very strong coffee. Taste is nice, but not overly impressive. Weak , watery coffee. A light chocolate note. Earthy With some Light woodsy notes. Finishes watery and thin. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very light bitterness. Maybe even a bit acidic. Coffee acidic.
A drinkable beer. Not the greatest, but better than expected.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Mounty4Life
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up, assuming same beer having open eye on label and says coffee porter! Appears opaque black with light tan head that sticks around. Smells of coffee, roasted malt and a definable hop presence but has a lil alcohol on top. Taste is of coffee roasted malts and the hops smooth it out for a great finishing touch! Mouthfeel is so smooth and creamy went right into 2nd on my porter list! Just had me lapping for flavor for next couple minutes. Scott at east end I applaud you on a very delicate selection in a difficult field!

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Photo of maq89
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Guess this used to be retired? Bottle 12/2012

Black color, light brown head, sporadic lace. Aroma of roasted coffee, dry chocolate, roasted malts, sweetness. Light bitter coffee, roasted notes, chocolate powder, brownie batter. Creamy, near full body, rich.

Good sheet.

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Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of cwxc818
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown-black with a small tan head that receded to a collar and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma, coffee and dark malts, and not a whole lot else. More of the same in the taste, ground coffee beans, semi-sweet chocolate, dark malts, some earthiness, and a touch of creamy sweetness. Nice body, medium but robust, about right for the style. A good one overall, and I can be pretty picky when it comes to coffee beers.

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Photo of BlackTuesday
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this one certainly is bringing some nice coffee character. It's like, pow, right in the mouth. And it does kind of rest in the mouth a good bit, but, the body of the beer seems a bit thin, and I feel like if it were a bit thicker, the flavor might linger a wee bit more in some sense. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. However. At $16 a bottle, this is not worth the price. I can go buy Founders Breakfast Stout and drop about the same coin on it.

P.S. Isn't it about time that coffee stouts get their own classification? Just sayin'.

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Photo of gjrey
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Wasatch
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.

1 Liter Swing-Top

Pours a very nice black color, nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is big time malty, with some nice coffee notes, slight vanilla, with some slight roast note as well, there is some nice chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is very nice, malty, with lots of coffee notes, and a nice touch of chocolate/toffee. Medium body, this one is kinda creamy, with a very slight bitter finish. A very tasty brew from EEBC. Thanks Ben!

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type - 33 oz flip-top bottle

Appearance - Dark brown/tan with black tint. Nice 1 inch creamy head and think lacing.

Smell - Dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Really overpowering strong aroma of coffee!

Taste - Strong coffee influenced flavors, with roasted, smokey malt backbone. Sugars and chocolate are present but takes a backseat to the bitter, bold coffee kick. The finish has a little hop citrus, and some caramel and molasses also comes out.

Mouthfeel - Thick, bold and coffee heavy. Tounge gets bitter coffee, malts and some chocolate. Palette gets more coffee, some dark fruits and sugars. After taste is bitter, coffee and chocolate.

Overall - If you like coffee this is for you. Its very straightforward and a bit simple in flavors. Malts and coffee, with chocolate and hops as supporting role. Its tasty and well done for a coffee porter. Even though i enjoy a sweeter version, this is done well and worth a dirnk.

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Photo of cps98
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Pours a deep black, with a really nice toffee colored head that sticks around for quite a while.

S – Lots of espresso roasted bitter coffee, some dark roasted malt.

T – A nice coffee bitterness, with really rich roasted malt. Some hop bitterness is in there as well.

M – Full bodied, and bottle conditioned. Carbonation was really good too.

O – I really like East End’s bitter approach to the coffee porter. It’s a nice change from the overly sweet dark beers that are all over the place. I look forward to this seasonal offering next year.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32.8oz flip-top bottle that doesn't say Eye Opener anywhere on it.

A - Pours a dark chocolatey brown with a large brown head. the head lasts forever with good lacing also left on the glass.

S - Coffee of course, some chocolate and wheat as well.

T - Coffee, nutty, roasted malts.

D - Thin body, fizzy carbonation.

O - Yep, it's coffee. Light body makes it an easy drinker. Pretty one dimensional.

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Photo of AWS2111
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of docrates
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of kbuzz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of troysoy2
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked a 2011 swingtop bottle up at the re-release party at Commonplace Coffee, where I also had a chance to try the coffee that was used in the making of this beer.

Poured into a pint glass, I must say, the head is nice and impressive. A finger and a half of bubbly, thick, tan head, with decent retention and a thin coating of lacing all the way down. Nice, deep brown, opaque coffee-like color.

The smell is strong coffee, a bit bitter, but at the same time it's also a sweet, grassy coffee. Maybe just the tiniest hint of bready malt.

Initially, there is a sweet, citrusy taste, which persists while your mouth is coated in light roasted coffee flavor. Moderate bitterness, but I think they used just the right coffee to get a more complex coffee taste than your average coffee porter. A hint of citrus hops and not a whole lot of malt gives this beer a drying finish, which is nice, since the coffee is a tad sweet. Well balanced! Mouthfeel is about right for a porter.

I really enjoy this coffee porter, and I would put it up against any other coffee porter out there. Now I just wish I had more...

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Eye Opener Coffee Porter from East End Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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