Rising Tide Brewing Company

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American Porter
Ranked #426
Ranked #18,912
3.88 | pDev: 10.05%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Once the heat of summer breaks, it’s time to find your way to our coffee porter, Waypoint. This beer is brewed with the highest quality coffee blended and roasted by our neighbors at Tandem Coffee Roasters to give our mild porter a rich fruity complexity held up by a chocolatey, malty backbone. This East Bayside collaboration is available from foliage season into the depths of our Maine winter.
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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, dated 11.27.18 puts it at about 4 months old.

Look: standard porter: dark, with a coffee colored head, nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice roasted malts, a bit of coffee.
Mouthfeel: light to medium.
Taste: malts, with coffee; very flavorful.

Considering this is only a 5% beer, it was impressive.

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Photo of Suds
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a tall can, this brew has a ruddy, dark brown color...cream colored head. The aroma is of coffee and roasted grains....otherwise faint. The taste is balanced, if not just a little dry. Full in body. Interesting, but not exceptional.

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—traces of brownish red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin beige colored head that left a collar around the edge and some wisps of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate flavors of roasted coffee beans with notes of cola. The beans contribute a light amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate wand has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice aromas and flavors of coffee but still tastes like a porter.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color where only sunlight shines through the center of the glass. Moderate head which leaves a ring of lace initially and streaks thereafter.

More coffee than chocolate to the smell. The chocolate is semisweet, leaving towards Baker's.

This could be described as a partial stout. The flavors are very stout like but the chocolate is stronger than most stouts. The body is richer with an appropriate carbonation level. The finish is similar to mocha with a moderate aftertaste.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Limited head creation off the pour, faint tan fleeting one finger head is made. A thin pucked top is present while drinking and a strong light creamy collar though. Body color is more dark mahogany with a few red highlights and some clarity on the sides.

Light coffee and faint roast on the aroma. It's slightly sensing of milk but also the aroma is pretty quiet and closed. Small milky chocolate gets a bit of accent from the creamy milky tones. Surprisingly not very coffee strong.

Palate is at first quite flat and a bit fizzy. Lots of mineral like carbonation and mouthfeel on this, with a rocky mineral washing aftertaste. A very good sensing chocolate quality mixing with faint hints of coffee in the mid palate. Splashes a bit too wet even for a porter, but manages a bit of grainy husk on the aftertaste and lingering. Unfortunately it's also just a bit too gaseous in feel and also flavor.

A decent beer that's really hampered by a lacking feel and gas a bit too much.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 Flying Dog tulip glass, bottled in October. Pours a very dark brown with a 3 inch light tan head that leaves some lace behind.

Smell is coffee, vanilla, biscuit, and faint chocolate.

Taste follows exactly, nothing surprising a lille bitterness.

Mouthfeel less than medium, nice carbonation, very dry, and very drinkable, but does drink a little bigger than its 5% ABV.

Overall this is solid, so many great coffee beers that this doesn't wow, but it is nice.

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Photo of horshack7
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It's certainly dark with a beige head that fizzles out.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee, faint chocolate, light toffee, good roasted malts. A little bit of milk sugar in towards the back.

Taste: A smooth mouthfeel to start. Wisps of chocolate malts, roasted coffee and hops. The finish is smooth.

Notes: Not a bad American Porter at most it's decent and drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Milk chocolate, light coffee, toasted, caramel, toffee, and a little molasses.

Taste: Milk chocolate, light coffee, caramel, toasted, molasses, a little chewy, and light light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, light bitterness. Pretty simple and drinkable.

Overall: A nice coffee porter. More coffee and a little chat would have made this better though.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap after a few minutes

S: Lots of coffee and roast up front along with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Some caramel and molasses notes come in from the malt as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and coffee and slowly goes into bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits. Sweetness on the low end, highly restrained by the coffee bitterness. Finishes with lingering roast and coffee, along with a light char

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The oats help to smooth out some of the turbidity of the coffee

O: A good coffee-forward porter that makes for a solid weekend morning coffee replacement (if that's your thing). Easy to drink and not overbearing at only 5%. Definitely worth a shot if you're into coffee brews

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at America on Tap Saturday
solid dark brown color with a tan head. Rich chocolate and caramel with a huge hit of roast and coffee. Nice beer, could use a hint more body, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. The beer was a dark brown color with only the hint of a head.

Coffee and roasted malt aroma.

The taste improved on the aroma. The coffee really came through, a nice dark roast. There was a bit of chocolate in the background.

Smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of illpass78
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10 oz. on draft at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with a one-and-a-half finger tan head. Served in a nifty proprietary glass.

Aroma: Lots of coffee and some roasted malt.

Taste: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Very tasty coffee porter. A little bit of chocolate and roasted malt, too.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and rich. Perfect for a porter.

Overall: A kickass porter from one of my favorite Maine brewers. I hope they can this one at some point. Made with coffee from Tandem, a good local coffee spot.

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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice coffee porter on tap at the brewery. I poured mine from a growler. It pours to a dark black color with a thick head a of foam. The smell is like a cup of coffee. It has the flavor of coffee but it isn't over powering. it doesn't linger in your mouth for too long. It has a nice crisp feel in your mouth. It's probably the best way to enjoy a cup of coffee in the evening.

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Waypoint from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 64 ratings