Coffee Porter | C'est What?

Coffee PorterCoffee Porter
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3.95 w/ 33 ratings
Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

Brewed by:
C'est What?
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toronto’s original coffee porter has a balance of mocha and roast.

33 IBU

Added by WVbeergeek on 02-20-2003

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of baiser
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque brown colour, ruby highlights, with a creamy, finger thick nitro head.

Not much aroma, just some roastedness.

Intense coffee taste. It's got the flavour of a dark, bitter cup of coffee, with hints of chocolate. It's thick, smooth and full bodied. It's got stout like qualities. However, there's a sourness that comes out of the roasted malts, that make it a bit less drinkable. Otherwise a great porter. Best of C'est What IMO.

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Photo of tommy78
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Overall, the best word to describe this beer is "surpising." The appearence was as dark as night, with not much head. The smell really didn't do it for me. The pints I had lacked a certain, strong odor. The taste shocked me though. The porter had a malty-coffee flavor with some chocolate in the aftertaste. After the third or fourth sip of your pint, you tasted the essence of the drink. The porter had a good feel. Not too hoppy, but subtle enough to feel it going down your esophogus. Finally, I was able to enjoy 3 pints during my visit. The porter tasted better and better as I enjoyed a new pint. I recommend this drink if you visit C'est What.

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Photo of TerryW
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

If you're into coffee this definitely one worth trying. Great coffee aromas and tastes. Could fool you rather easily into not thinking it's a beer. Short, dense, creamy head. Great lattice of lace as you work you way through the glass. Very attractive. The only thing that put me off was the thin watery mouthfeel, otherwise A-1. Could become a habit if it's your neighbourhood.

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Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

C'est What's Coffee Porter was the one of the highlights of my trip to Toronto. There were not many Canadian beers I enjoyed on my trip (except for the Kingston Brewing Company in Kingston, Ontario where everything was good). The taste was like no other porter I've tried. Not too filling with a lot of coffee fragrance that blended well with the hops and malt, and yet very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was more coffee than beer. We found this difficult to finish. Was like an iced coffee. I personally found it good for what it is. None of us would order this one again but it was OK in a session of sampling seven. Strong coffee smell. Dark color and nice white foam.

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Photo of steelreign
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy shit - THIS is craft brewing at its finest! Upon my visit to C'est What? in Toronto this weekend, I fell in love with this brew. It is simply captivating in every way. If you crave coffee like notes from your malts, well this one one-ups the competition by using real roasted coffee beans. The dark toffee color and oh so wonderful coffee aroma - almost espresso-like - combined with nice hopping and other malty goodness launches you into a state of bliss. So incredibly TASTY and addictive in its simplicity (or is that complexity?), it certainly leaves a nice impression. When in Toronto, do yourself a huge favor and stop in C'est What? on Front Street - you will not be the same again. :)

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Photo of francisweizen
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Coffee Porter. This is one hell of on amazing Porter! This beer was presented to me with an Opaque, dark, black colour with a nice nitro-induced bit of head. The aromas were of COFFEE, dark roasted malts, barley, and faint hops. The taste was more of the same. A seemless crossing of an excellent cup of espresso and a wonderfully robust porter. The mouthfeel was very smooth and creamy, which one can expect from a nitro beer and the drinkability was one of the best I have ever encountered with a porter. A modern day classic!
Drink it, Now!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First I would like to say that this was my first beer infused with coffee beans, and I must say it has shown me the possiblities of coffee and beer. It pours with a very dark almost opaque body with a full creamy nitrogenated moccha colored head. I must give the brewer some complements, because I have heard it is very difficult to build a beer with coffe beans that has good head retention. This was an amazing beer that smelled of dark roasts, chocolate, and yes full freshly ground coffee beans. The taste has a rich cappucino taswte yet the darker roasts are still present with hints of chocolate. An amazing combination, and the nitrogen gives this beer a very creamy full mouthfeel that rich and full, meant to be enjoyed at most a couple at a time. Very inviting and worth another shot again, and again.

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Coffee Porter from C'est What?
Beer rating: 75.8% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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