TC Porter | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
TC Porter our latest Coffee beer made with the freshly roasted Twin Cities Blend from our friends down the street at Peace Coffee.

Added by kbutler1 on 02-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Photo of GeezLynn
3.99/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A; Dark mahogany with a tall, bubbly cream-colored head. Impressive retention.

S: Deep chocolate and caramel malt with light coffee. Pretty close to fresh brownies. Wonderful.

T: Quite a bit different than the aroma. A big dose of bitter coffee over a light roasted malt. A touch of sweetness in there but none of the rich cocoa that was in the aroma. Finishes roasted and slightly dry.

M: Somewhat thin and a little heavy on the carbonation.

Admittedly, I'm a fan of bigger porters. But after that smell I was disappointed in the flavor. Could use more chocolate malt flavor in my opinion, but definitely a beer I could enjoy anytime of the year - maybe even more so in the summer.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - lovely reddish brown, crystal clear, no head really. Second pour yields a bit of tan head bit thins to a ring very quickly

S - amazingly fresh coffee ground smell. I can't believe this is possible.

T - fresh coffee, chocolate background. Dark sweetness and raoated malts. Wonderful.

M - a little thin and flat, but good.

D - nearly perfected. I've got no reason to put this down.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Pours a very dark brown with a tiny bit of white head. Before I can even look more I smell fresh roasted coffee. Wow.. its like being in at a roaster. Incredibly nose on this beer. Tastes pretty solid. If it tasted as fresh as it smelled this beer would be epic but the tastes isn't QUITE there. Its still a very solid coffee flavour. Great mouthfeel and very drinkable. I'm very impressed with this brew... I mean beer

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Photo of brew3crew
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one courtesy of avrjunk. Cheers mate!

A-dark brown and maroonish when held to light. White head that quickly disipates
S-fresh roasted coffee
T-alot like it smells. Smooth coffee and roastiness
M-medium body and smooth with a nice coffee aftertaste
D-very drinkable. Taste gone in no time

Prolly the freshest coffee smelling beer I have ever had. Very nicely done.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a black/brown color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of coffee with a hint of roasted malt, but mostly it is of fresh latte. The taste is more porter-like with a lot of roasted malt, and a bunch of coffee adding nice complexity. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a silky, creamy texture. The mouthfeel of this beer is one of the best I have encountered in a beer. Overall, this is a really, really good beer that I will surely drink again if given the opportunity.

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Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured into a nice pint glass a dark brown/black color with a a darker tan thick tan head. Nice aroma of dark roast coffee and chocolate. Nice subtle and smooth coffee flavors with a nice medium mouthfeel. Slight leather flavors. Not overly bitter. A really nice coffee beer. Nice lace. Essentially, this is the same beer as Parkway Java Porter they make for Town Hall Tap but I think they use different coffee.

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TC Porter from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.45 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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