Hotbox Coffee Porter | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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649 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This porter (6.4% ABV, 30 IBUs) is based on malt flavors of roasted nuts, crème brulee, cocoa, and caramel, extracted from English and German roasted and caramel malts. Hotbox Roasters then crashes the party and infuses potent, cold-extracted coffee from Burundi and Ethiopian beans and deals out flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate, and hints of blueberry.

Added by kojevergas on 10-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
649
Reviews:
160
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
100
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 649 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of MasterPenguins
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a clear coffee mug. Deep brown in color, with an aggressive pour yielding a one-finger tan head that dissipated rather quickly. Dark roast coffee dominates the nose and palate, with roasted malts and some dark-fruit tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, with some cloying tart sweetness on the finish. Overall, a very good coffee porter.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcall384
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wvsabbath
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black beer with a one finger high, mocha colored head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, wood and toffee.
Taste: Caramel, coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla and cocoa.
Mouth: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Dry and bitter ending. Sweetness in the aftertaste.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured black and viscous with a low dark dark brown fluffy head weird decent staying power. Very opaque but the high carb sneaks a few bubbles in. The smell is of rich black soil, soaking wet pine bark, pine resin and needles with vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. The taste starts with seedy grain bread toast without the acrid burnt feeling. Some sunflower seeds and chia seeds definitely add a rich quality while a sweet smoky molasses rounds out the profile. More smoky sweet oak and vanilla comes through as I go with a touch of fresh cut pine. This is a flavor powerhouse with so much going on. The tingly carbonation balances the sweet factor well. A sweetness of cocoa builds in a lightly dry aftertaste with a mild brown cardboard feel. Overall, a really tasty brew. This had been sitting at low temp for nearly 10 months before I finally cracked it open. Not sure if that changed anything, for better or worse.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strike00
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours black with a light tan head
S: smell is a bit understated. Dark malts and a bit of coffee
T: nice deep flavor with a solid coffee note. There is a slight acidic high note in it.
F: a bit thin but still a solid mouthfeel.

O: I've wanted to try this for a while. Good porter but I wont buy again for the price.

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Photo of kinggimp
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmsfish
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with brown hues on the edge of the glass. Poured with a short, mocha beige foam with moderate retention. Roasted coffee, lightly roasted and dark malt, and chocolate aromas. No hop aromas. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and rich, creamy smooth feel through the middle. Roasted coffee flavors are dominant up front with dark malt notes. Medium light bitterness through the middle followed again by coffee flavors with hints of chocolate. Finished with a lingering light coffee bitterness and faint sweet chocolate notes. Lots of coffee character that coexists nicely with the dark malts and tempered bitterness. Pretty easy drinking with well tempered sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eppCOS
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This may...be my favorite coffee-based anything, that is less than 7% ABV. I can be a little watery in the mouthfeel, but it's just so well balanced, carbonated, and the smell and taste are awesome. Can't quit you, Hotbox! You're delicious. I also like that you don't kick my a** after one can. OB is one of those breweries that just doesn't screw up when it comes to their line-up and this is simply an additional point of data proving the rule.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spursfaninla
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable, high quality, and serviceable.

Look was decent, with good head and color.

Taste is very balanced for a coffee porter. Coffee not overpowering, but definitely mellows the flavor overall. This makes it very drinkable, but it is not going to stand out.

Smell, a bit muted. slight coffee.

Feel was a little thin,

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Hotbox Coffee Porter from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.95 out of 5 based on 649 ratings.
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