Cafe Ole Espresso Porter | Due South Brewing Co.

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85
very good
134 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
duesouthbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 12-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jobin_24
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Farinag16447
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Travitten
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobandy561
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjones
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, it is what I would call a chestnut/ruby brown. It has a definite red tint to it that is very bright when you hold it up to the light. Opaque with a fairly frothy head that turns into a small ring.

Smells of expresso, vanilla, and oatmeal.

Taste very similar to a Founders Breakfast Stout in regard to the base. Significant roasted oats. The coffee is definitely the expresso type. Sweeter, smoother, and more subtle. The vanilla is good, but is almost too sweet.

I usually expect porters to be a little thinner on the body, but I think this one could be a little thicker even being a lower abv. Just as big of a knock for me in this department is the carbonation. It seems high. Gives it a crisp, sparling feel.

Overall, smells and tastes very good. The sweetness could be more balanced. Could use some work on the body.

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Photo of mtvolkens
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Delightful. Mild beer. A nice creamy coffee taste. Definitely chocolate notes, but wish there was a touch thicker notes on the end.

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Photo of mklisz
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oldbassman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barfootbandit
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap this beer may have been the best plain coffee beer I've ever had. Huge dark bitter coffee flavor complimenting the creamy and dark porter flavor. There was also a sweet vanilla aftertaste that was very good. A higher ABV would have been nice though. When poured from the can into a sniffer the beer was not as dark or complex tasting when compared to on tap. All the flavors mentioned above were still present just not as prevalent.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IpeeA
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zraly
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkfella
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FL_Chuck
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Coffee. That's it. This thing tastes like straight coffee. Nothing else. Not necessarily a bad thing. Give me this over Starbucks any day.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint


A: dark rich brown black color nice light head 


S: pure roasted coffee and some vanilla 


T: follows the nose to a T this is huge almost fresh coffee taste with a light vanilla back


M: mediumish mouth not super thin but not heavy either


O: I've had several coffee porters lately and they seemed like one trick ponies the vanilla adds another layer of depth to this beer and makes it quite tasty 

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Photo of tobelerone
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cafe Ole Espresso Porter from Due South Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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