Cerveza Kofresi | Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House

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Brewed by:
Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House
Puerto Rico

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MTNboy on 07-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Vdubb86:
Photo of Vdubb86
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery, it nicely complemented my Mofongo.

The appearance was a nice jet black with a craggy pillowy tan foam on the surface, it looked quite sexy. The aroma was a solid malt smell with a decent light coffee aroma. The flavor was textbook and solid for the style. The deep roasted black malts and the wonderful mixture of biscuity flavors were a pleasant surprise for my tongue. The mouthfeel was nice and creamy as if there were some oatmeal present in this recipe but I couldn't really taste any on the flavor notes. Overall this is one hell of a solid stout, my favorite in the whole of the Caribbean.

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Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a jet black body with a thin light tan bubbly head soon fading away. Big bubbles trail up the sides of glass.

S- The hint of roasted black malt and dark graham notes under a faint inky coffee hint in the finish.

T- The watery taste leads to a dark slightly sweet nougat of mellow roasted black malt and a cold coffee hint to it. There is a dried fruit sweetness in the finish and the sweetness lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a low carbonation fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The very average stout is water in taste and texture with hints of dark malt. There is some depth to the malt but it is just not enough.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Stouts from PR can't be common, seeing as light lagers dominate the market. Thanks again to Kevin for another interesting sample.

Almost black, it's got the color though it seems to lack the viscosity. The tan head holds reasonably well at half a finger and leaves behind somewhat more than a modicum of creamy lacing.
Dark chocolate takes the lead in the aroma, with a creamy sweetness pushing it more toward milk chocolate as it goes. There is a hint of roast and caramel, as well as an interesting and unusual note perhaps of some dry malt adding a bit of cracker.
Sweetness and roast combine with a touch of cold-brewed coffee and caramel, but the crackery (as opposed to roasty or woody)dryness and overall thinness in the flavor aren't becoming of a stout. Still, the essentials are there.
It goes a little south in the over-carbonated body that's on the wrong side of medium and generally lackluster.

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Photo of Sammy
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M1ke
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Nolo
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of cornucopia
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MTNboy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a big stout guy so I might be a little bias as far as stouts go but this one was pretty good. It was not a very strong stout but good all the same.

Appearance- A nice opaque dark brown with an even tan head. There was a very lice lace left behind.

Smell- A very roasty you can smell the caramel malt.

Taste- There is a nice dark chocolate and coffee like bitter sweetness to it. There is also a nice roasted grain taste.

Mouthfeel- A little chewy but not as much as some stouts. It is very creamy and balanced.

Drinkability- Mild for a stout but I like it.

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Photo of Chaosfiend
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rayman2112
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of battlekow
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a stout: black with an attractive tan head. Smells faintly sweet. Taste is a revelation, featuring a delicious full-bodied roastedness and a slight milky sweetness. Lacks the unpleasant coffee-ish acidic sourness in the background that I find in a lot of stouts. Not a fruity stout. Semi-dry finish. Really a nice beer.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of AgentZero
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very dark brown color, about as brown as dark as you can get and still not be black. Fine tan head that dissipated to a nice ring.

S - Very roasty, with bitter unsweetened cocoa and coffee coming through. Smell is nice and deep, but it's a very unsweetend version of a chocolate stout.

T - Very nice, slightly sweet, but nice roasted, bitter cocoa malts with hints of coffee coming through on the end.

M - Solid, used to drinking doubles and imperials, so takes me a while to scale down to a "regular" stout. Heavier side of medium/lighter side of full, with decent carbonation.

D - Very drinkable, no real perception of alcohol in this bottle, would like this a lot more in the winter.

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Photo of obrike
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Visited the brewery and had one on tap.

Pretty typical stout look...black, tan head that faded leaving a small ring for the duration...not a ton of lace.

Enjoyed the scent...a bit of bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee...maybe even some sweet bread thrown in. Very fresh.

Taste followed, with a slightly bitter hop kick at the end. Subtle toasted dark malt in every sip...certainly got better as it warmed. A bit thin for a stout with sharp carbonation, but still went down relatively easy.

I'd like to see this one make it to some of the hotels soon. Certainly one of the better beers you can find on the island, but look what it's up against.

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Photo of freditoj
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes from a country where beer is not the specialty. Rums are more famous in Puerto Rico but decided on tasting what they had to offer. This brewery has a very nice restaurant with very good food and ambience. Had a pint of this bad boy and it was amazing. Had a 2 finger head, very dark appearance which was rather appealing. The aroma was that of malt and caramel. The taste was very sweet and chewy. The aftertaste wasn't that pleasant though. Overall this is a very good interpretation of a stout by a local brewery, give it a try.

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Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewClint
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW!!! A very pleasant surprise on the Island where Rum and Watery Local Brews own the show. I knew about this Brewery beforehand so I made a bit of a mission out of going there.
After several days of Rums Drinks and Watery Medalla and Magna, this was just AWESOME!
I have a lot of Stout Experience and can say this stands up very well to MOST Stouts in the States. If you're a fan of Simple Stouts(I fancy Barrel Aged) this will make you smile!
THINK a more complex Guinness with a faint Chocolate note that came through more as it warmed up. $6/pint at the Brewery Bar which was a perfect price in my opinion.
If you're a beer geek like me craving a good brew while on vacation, look no further.
There is a very limited Stout presence in PR at Liquor Stores, and they're all 2-3x the price they sell for in the States.

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Photo of Cesroz
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brystmar
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewpub. Pitch black with generous tan head. Copious lace on my glass. Dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee, and toffee in the nose. Bitter coffee and roasty malts in the taste. Really well balanced, quite pleasant.

Rich and creamy texture, love it. This was a pleasant surprise that I'd happily order again almost anywhere.

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Cerveza Kofresi from Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House
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