Coffee Is For Closers
Fullsteam Brewery

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #480
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,306
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.39%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
129
From:
Fullsteam Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  5
Gots
  20
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: A smooth iced coffee porter brewed with Muddy Dog coffee (Sumatran). We add lactose to round out the mouthfeel and body. This spring seasonal is great bridge beer: hearty enough for spring's cooler temps, but iced coffee-refreshing for the South's warm springs.
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 129
Reviews by tdm168:
Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black coloring with a foamy, clingy, low profile, light tan head. Aromas of freshly roasted mocha, giving a solid balance of bitter roasted coffee, subtle cream highlights, and hints of chocolate. Some nutty highlights in there, too. Nice. Flavors are roasted coffee and cream forward, with subtle highlights in the backbone of roasted nut and milk chocolate. Very well balanced palate, with the perfect balance of bitterness and creamy sweetness. The body is smooth and creamy, almost reaching into the milk stout type of feel, which is perfect for the lingering aftertaste of tangy cream and mocha. The finish is smooth, with a slightly dry and bitter kick right at the end. The roasted notes and hints of coffee linger on after each sip. Very solid beer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging. Cocoa colored, finger width head that holds for a bit before dissipating to a mostly barren surface. Fair lacing, most of which is made up of spotting.

Smell - Strong coffee aroma with lesser notes of cream, nuttiness, chocolate and caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose, but with more cream. Coffee and chocolate milk, with a faint note of caramel. A bit of roast creeps in toward the finish, but doesn't emerge in front of the creamy sweetness. Some nuttiness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low, lightly tingly carbonation. Creamy texture makes this a smooth, easy drinker from start to finish.

Overall - A fine coffee porter, but a bit too much creamy sweetness for my deep-roast loving ass. Thanks to Jay_P22 for hooking it up. Cool ode to a far too underappreciated movie.

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Photo of stakem
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks for gifting me with one of these Kegatron. Pounder can poured into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with a brown cap that fades leaving patchy lace.

The smell has a bit of citrus before roasty coffee and earthen qualities emerge. The taste is a little carbonic, then roasty coffee with a slight citrus kick.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall decent but a little too much mineral/carbonic character distracts from the beer and coffee addition.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a taster of this at Jugghead's bottle shop in Winston Salem. Good porter, but I was expecting way more flavor that what was presented. Perhaps a bigger portion would have brought out more.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
2.11/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Look: Beautiful color and khaki head and nice tiny bubbles. A very handsome beer.

Smell: Woah, a lot less on the nose than I'd expect. A bit of coffee, a bit of malt. It's not a bad smell, it's just... underwhelming. I just can't pick up on a lot. But again, smell has always been my weakness.

Taste: Not the kind of coffee I dig. I don't love an overly abundant roastiness, but there's almost none to be spoken for in this one and that really takes away from a coffee porter. Also, it's overly sweet.

Feel: Fine for a porter. I usually like thicker porters with a nice oily flavor. This is fine.

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Photo of mst934
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I decided to drink try this today (at 11am) rather than use the French Press. I made a wise choice. A little thin, beautiful head when poured and lacing for days. Nice and dark in color, and the flavor is nailed when it comes to the "Iced Coffee". Will try and get a few more of these.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Canned Feb 24th 2016.

Bubbly frothy espresso light head, with a bit of liquid retention to the head. An easy cascading three fingers out of the can and easily settles to a nice foamy sudsy finger of head. Dark walnut brown body, slight opaque with a dark reddish mahogany colored edge.

Pretty basic if solid aroma. Nice drip coffee sensations, with a little bit of airy grain. Flirts with charring qualities but not totally, a slightly milky sense brings some sweetness but is also a little subtle (which I kind of enjoy). Definitely coffee emphasized, a decent one not a great one though.

Palate gets slightly more varied than expected but not by much. A light classic roasty body but with a sense of chewy character a bit. Good washing roast coffee qualities. Slightly milky sweetness but more so with faint washing milk chocolate that comes with more bitterness accentuating the coffee character. Nice bit of mild hop bitterness on the end as well.

A pretty solid and easy drinking coffee porter.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KalH
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very coffee forward. Some roasted malt. However a tad watery, not sure if this was intentional due to the "ice coffee" description.

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Photo of csurowiec
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ellis1701
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DVMin98
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattXT
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yergermeister
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee Is For Closers from Fullsteam Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 129 ratings