Ibarra Buzz Coffee Porter | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.19 w/ 6 ratings

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nickd717 on 08-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Azrael
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rhertan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Arbitrator
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Paso Robles. We stopped by there for a small lunch / snack and a couple of beers.

A: Pours a murky brown body; it's opaque in the center of the glass. The head is light beige in color, and it retains decently well, with no lace down the sides.

S: You'd know this was made with coffee if they didn't tell you. Roasted grain adds a softer touch, and there's a mild amount of chocolate here. I also pick up some nuts.

T: Coffee-forward, but it's not particularly bitter. Roasted grain and nuts take the edge off the harshness. Chocolate adds a mellower sweetness near the finish. There's a light breadiness or graininess throughout that I can't quite place.

M: Light-medium bodied. In a standard porter, I don't expect (or want) anything heavy, and this satisfies. Flavorful enough, but low enough in ABV, that I was able to enjoy myself and then continue driving.

D: Pretty solid stuff. A very flavorful porter!

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Photo of thatsfine
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I really got lucky with this one. Stopped at the brewery on the way to the Bay Area on a Saturday and it was on the board. I had never heard of it and tried it. Good decision.

Pretty much a black color with has a tan head. The head has average retention and average lacing.

As the name suggests, I smell coffee. And some chocolate.

The coffee is much more prevalent than the other flavors, as it should be. But there is some chocolate and other roasty flavor.

Medium body and average carbonation. Nothing special with the mouthfeel.

This is one of the more drinkable coffee porters I have had. Really easy to drink. I follow Firestone pretty closely and had never seen or heard of this before. If you are at the brewery and see this on tap, it is a must try. A great beer. Too bad there weren't any growler fills or I would have bought one.

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Photo of nickd717
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beer Store in SF in 2009, then again at the brewery in 2010. Am I the only one who has ticked this beer? This is a DONG - draft only, no growlers - the hardest kind of beer to tick.

Pours a dark brown color, nearly black, with a beige head that has average retention.

Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Coffee is fairly big and assertive on this one.

Flavor is lots of coffee, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Seemlessly blended, and the flavors of Walker's Reserve, the base beer, are really evident.

Smooth palate with medium body for a porter. Carbonation is low to medium.

Extremely drinkable for a coffee porter. Why doesn't this beer see more distribution? It's good.

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Ibarra Buzz Coffee Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 6 ratings
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