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Parade Ground Coffee Porter | Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Parade Ground Coffee PorterParade Ground Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Robust Porter brewed with a special blend of New Orleans Coffee Company mocha and French roast coffee. This smooth brew is full of coffee and chocolate flavor.

35 IBU

Added by brewskifan55 on 10-08-2012

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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of dorisfunkasaurus
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I understand why a lot of the reviews for this beer are much lower than I feel this beer deserves. People are used to their coffee style dark beers being smoother or sweeter with a touch of milk or perhaps would prefer a barrel-aged beer. They may even think this beer is not substantial or heavy enough for a coffee porter.

I am here to tell them that they are missing the point. I think with beers it is important to evaluate the brew for what it is trying to accomplish in and of itself outside of your usual preferences. That having been said, let's discuss what Tin Roof is actually trying to accomplish here - a drinkable porter that is both sessionable and hearty. A beer that can be drank in Louisiana where the weather fluctuates like a schizophrenic man living under a bridge. A beer with all the characteristics of black, gritty, strong drip coffee. I think this beer hits all of those points and then goes above and beyond.

It succeeds in being both substantial and drinkable, with being flavorful but not overwhelming, and by being both very unique and a great representative of Louisiana craft brewing. For all of those reasons, I give this beer a 5/5. It is a shame that it is not brewed year round. I would love to pair it with Louisiana oysters for a new take on a traditional pairing.

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Photo of Doug_W48
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Too good to trade ...

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Photo of bfranks
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent porter that you can drink year-round which is very impressive. Tin Roof really knew what they were doing with this one, my only regret in life is that it isn't a year-round offering.

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Photo of Goofyr44
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Subtle hints of chocolate mixed with delicious coffee. Alcohol content is within perfect threshold. Taste is smooth and perfectly carbonated.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malacant
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a delicious local brew. Aftertaste a little weak. Beautiful color, great taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikecap
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So pumped this is in cans!

Appearance: Pours a medium brown with a nice fluffy two fingers of khaki white head that fades to a solid lace.

Smell: Coffee and roast up front followed by nice rich chocolate. A very inviting smell and what I'd expect from its description.

Taste: Light but solid coffee flavor followed by rich chocolate and roasted barley, a slight nutty texture and overall creaminess. Well rounded and complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation and a nice creamy texture. Greatly balanced and easy drinking.

Overall: A fabulous porter that is extremely well rounded and balanced. Absolutely worth trying and I'm pumped it is in cans!

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Parade Ground Coffee Porter from Tin Roof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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