Joe Coffee Porter | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Joe Coffee PorterJoe Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by gdfan47 on 01-17-2009

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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of xnicknj
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint

Opaque blackness with little to no head/lacing. That's about it.

Plenty of roasted beans and iced coffee scents in the nose. Hints of caramel and baker's chocolate with toasted dark malts.

Slightly sweet coffee and cream up front. Chocolate and caramel backbone with roasted malts and a hint of coffee bitterness. Nicely balanced, finishes with a snap of freshly brewed iced coffee.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, smooth and crisp on the tongue, although slightly thin. Easily one of PBC's better beers, I'd drink this again on occasion.

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Photo of musicman7070
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of tommyd313
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint. Side note: I've enjoyed this beer for a while now every time it comes around. It seems even better this year, I'm getting more coffee out of this.

Second side note: Best served slightly less than cold.

Appearance: Pitch black with a tanish head that sticks around for a little. Looks the part and keeps its head.

Smell: On point, smells like a pot of coffee.

Taste: This year I'm picking up more coffee than before. This almost tastes straight up like coffee in beer form. Besides that, obviously malts in the background, and ever such a slight amount of hops at the end. Coffee also comes out better if this isn't served ice cold, so if you're drinking it that way, you may "be doin' it wrong." It's great. I don't get why people don't like this. Maybe they're bias towards Yards beers or something. This is a great beer. Was before, seems even better this year.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, kind of goes down... like coffee. Carbonation isn't too bad.

I really do adore this beer. This is also from someone who dug that coffee Pepsi from way back when, so take that for what you will.

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Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Pensfan0782
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brendaniel
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bradwalrus
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B00ZER
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a lusterous black body with a thin off-white head. Aroma was of chocolate, a lot of coffee, lactose, caramel, sweet malt, and even some piney hops at the end. Flavor however was somewhat less complex. It tasted of coffee beans, some dark chocolate, slightly licorice, and piney hops at the end. However a nutty wood and coffee feel lingered on the tongue afterwards. It was kind of thin for such a dark beer and not very complex either. Rather like a cold carbonated coffee that was slightly hoppy.

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Photo of rowyn
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Dank26
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mcphish22
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JNM
2.84/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Thin head, little to no retention. Not surprisingly, the color of cold coffee. Slight amber/orange hue. No lacing.

S - whole coffee beans, a hint of dark chocolate.

T - a bit sweet, finishes with a coffee/chocolatey note. a little underwhelming frankly.

M - thin, very thin. tiny amount of carbonation.

O - a bit disappointed in this one. had higher expectations based on their Shackamaximum (sp?) offering and was hoping for a bigger beer w/ more apparent coffee notes. appreciate the effort though & am more than happy to support my local brewery.

cheers mate.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into flying dog chalice. freshest by: 12/18/12.

A: dark murky brown hue. head is off white without being very prominent. retention is a rim and lacing is sparse.

S: bittersweet aroma. coffee and chocolate come to mind immediately. a little bit of licorice. i was hoping for more in your face coffee character here.

T: bitter cocoa flavor keeps things dry throughout. however there are undertones of residual unfermentables. dry coco powder.

M: average carb on a medium body.

D: not bad, just not blown away. like i said about the nose, and even on the body, this needs more coffee. a lot more coffee.

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Photo of rwshelton2
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Garlicjosh
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of pogoowner
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Joe Coffee Porter from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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