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Dusk Till Dawn | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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4.37/5
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74 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
pizzaport.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a tribute to anyone out there who has had to experience the graveyard shift, or for those who happen to like cheesy vampire flicks. Actually its really for all of you who can't go without your morning cup of coffee. Brewed with Bird Rock Coffee Roasters's hand roasted coffee beans from Caffe Calabria, you can smell this glorious Imperial Coffee Porter as soon as the bartender starts pouring it.

Added by womencantsail on 02-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,551
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
74
pDev:
6.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by kmoen:
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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BMan1113VR for sharing this growler from Pizza Port San Clemente.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great. I get a ton of coffee, with some chocolate also thrown in. The coffee is also huge in the flavor, with some roasted malt, chocolate and cream notes also thrown in. The coffee is super intense in both the flavor and aroma. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, one of the best coffee beers I have ever tried. Very happy I got to try this one.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks!

Batch 2 brewed with Bird Rock coffee. Hands down, this is the best coffee beer I've had.

Black opaque body topped by a tan crust that settles to a collar. The nose is ridiculously, insanely good. In terms of intensity and depth, this destroys every other coffee beer I've had. It's earthy, toasty and slightly fruity without being acidic or ashy. The coffee brings a ton of depth to the aroma, nearly overwhelming the base beer. There's no hint of alcohol. The body is full, but not syrupy. The palate is roasty with dark chocolate, a touch of molasses, and a ton of amazing coffee flavor. Compared to other coffee beers, it's very espresso-like. They must be using some really high quality stuff here. Overall I couldn't really find fault with this beer, just an amazingly well crafted coffee porter.

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Levitation for hooking this up in a trade.

A - A nice looking black beer with a brown/mocha head that rose up about a finger and faded to a solid ring.

S - Had no idea what this beer was when Alex handed me the glass, but the smell just about knocked my socks off. Great earthy, coffee notes that had a touch of unsweetened cocoa. This might be the best coffee aroma I've ever gotten from a beer. No off flavors that can sometimes arise when a coffee brew is attempted. Perfect.

T - Tastes as good as it smells. It manages to capture a thick, cold coffee flavor without having any of the bitterness or other bad flavors you can get when coffee goes cold and stale. A touch of sweetness from cocoa and toffee, but make no mistake, this is a coffee beer through and through. The flavors are rich and deep, but not as sweet as BCBCS. Simply amazing.

M - Full, moderately carbonated, the beer is such a great experience that there's just no complaints once it gets into your mouth.

O - This beer was unbelievable, one of the very best I've ever had. I had no idea it was around 11% ABV either until I was midway into my third glass. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden as I could kill an entire growler of this on my own before passing out. Simply remarkable, no complaints here.

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3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed on draft at Pizza Port San Clemente on November 21sr, 2015.

Extremely dark mahogany - almost black. Khaki head starts thin and quickly becomes small crown. Some sheeting.

Mild aroma of coffee and dark roasted malt. A dash of vanilla.

Flavor is sweeter than expected. Coffee is restrained. Thin but roasty dark malt. Slight nuttiness. Mildly bitter finish. A little dash of cough syrup.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety.

Overall nice effort.

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with 1" brown head. Smells like roasted malt and coffee. I get the breakfast/dawn aspect of this beer, the best part of waking up kind of feel from it.

Taste is just rich on the malt, the coffee, hides the alcohol very well, carbonation is firm. Something makes it smooth moreso than bitter. Dark chocolate notes throughout. Mild sweetness moves it along. The amazing mouth feel here covers the alcohol so well that it should come with a warning label. I can't figure out why this beer doesn't have more fanfare, it is an elite level kick ass coffee stout.

If you are a coffee stout fan, there is no way you should skip this. This one seems like it was made for tailgating on a cold morning. Not that anyone in San Diego would ever know what that is like, but I'm sure they get by ok just drinking this beer in great weather nonetheless.

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Dusk Till Dawn from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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