Hotbox Coffee Porter | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Hotbox Coffee PorterHotbox Coffee Porter
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3.95/5
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746 Ratings
Hotbox Coffee PorterHotbox Coffee Porter
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
Ranking:
#6,161
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
746
pDev:
6.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mountaincoffee
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KatieKade720
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nephilium
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich coffee aroma, pours an opaque black with a tan head. Starts with a touch of malt sweetness and chocolate notes, which fades to wine and coffee flavors, ending in a long lingering coffee finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel, and a full body help to elevate this beer to a nice sipper. Overall, a fantastic coffee porter.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGoeltz
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maz
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Oskar Blues hotbox coffee porter at a local Pub. It is a fairly sweet porter but it also has lots of other flavors.

Look: dark brown / black with a thin off-white head

Aroma: chocolate and coffee

Taste: The flavor is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and of course coffee.

Feel: medium to full body, creamy

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a huge light brown head. Coffee and roasted malt in the nose. Chocolate, vanilla and some coffee in the mouth. Creamy mouthfeel. Yum!

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-Canned 07.27.17. Consumed 01.17.18. in snifter @ 48F.

A: Beautiful building mocha-cinnamon head is 3 plus fingers high upon the pour with a bready texture. A coffee-cola pour shows a dark merlot highlights upon backlighting. Thick lustrious coating of sudsy lace is generous on the vessel.

S: Nice rich chocolate and cocoa freshness bursts on the opening aroma. Hints of cinnamon and marshmellow, toasty grahm crackers are strong with a backdrop of dark coffee grinds follow. Nice strength that lingers and in good balance.

T: Sweet chocolate and vanilla, sweet dark fruit, plums and dark cherries add support. Love the fresh oily coffee grounds are nicely represented. Bitter roast flavor, some soft charcoal and chocolate mingle nicely, soft mineral ash and a soft smoky woodiness. Dark fruit and coffee add a touch of dryness. Cocoa, plums, some dark cherry sweetness with a touch of fresh fruitiness every so slight. Earthy burnt flowery hops, nice combination of spiciness, cinnamon offer a smooth transition with some burnt caramel sweetness.

M: Soft silky mouthful slides effortlessly on the tongue with low rate of carbonation presence. Some milky feel, a roasty bite of coffee bitterness off the tongue upon the swallow.

O: Overall a nice first impression, silty charcoal bitterness and sweet chocolate. Good lasting impression, adequate coffee representation adds flavors and rangne. Good drinkability, abv% feels right with a smooth and creamy mouthful makes this go down smoothly. Solid good buy and try.

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

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

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

A 12oz can with a COD of Jan 2016, so I've had this for a while. Purchased from the Brewdog webshop. I'm hoping it has aged well....

A: Poured into a tulip. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of coffee, molasses, subtle burnt grain, ale yeast, faint lactose and vague caramel undertones. Mellow and rather good.

T: Tastes of dark malt with notes of coffee, roasted grain, molasses, bitter cocoa, ale yeast, caramel, faint lactose and vague stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, ale yeast and faint stewed leaves.

O: Nice - a tasty coffee porter that has mellowed out well without loss of personality. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with dark malt, coffee, molasses and yeast. Lovely body; thick but not excessively creamy. Goes down a treat - well worth sampling if you come across it.

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

Appearance: Pours coffee colored with a one inch tan head that fades rather quickly; a few shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Chocolate and coffee; slightly roasty with a hint of blueberry

Taste: Roast and chocolate forward, with the blueberry and dried fruit tones building; coffee builds in the aftertaste but is slightly acrid

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant drinker but I prefer beers of this style to be bigger in flavor and mouthfeel

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

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Hotbox Coffee Porter from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 746 ratings