Cafe Leche Milk & Coffee Porter
Tin Man Brewing Company

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Porter - American
Ranked #538
Ranked #24,146
3.84 | pDev: 10.94%
Tin Man Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Milk & Coffee
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I prefer porters and stouts without strong coffee or chocolate. This one has fair amount of coffee flavor (and smell), but it is muted by milk somewhat. A little thin, but an enjoyable beverage overall.

Jan 05, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Creamy, rich, sultry and smooth, Tin Man's coffee milk porter is something out of dreams.

The luscious porter kicks off with a standard dark brown and a creamy, frothy swath of foam. Its scent entices the nose with toast, coffee, cream, chocolate and nutitiness. But to taste, its the toasted sweetness of roasted marshmallow, burnt cream and caramel that aligns on the tongue.

Yet as the middle palate taskes hold, the sweetness drifts and the milky, nutty and coffee linger lives on- soil, dark chocolate, cream, latte and peppercorn roll onto the finish with a somber chocolate tone with a hint of vegetal element of complexity- that akin to green pepper.

Medium full on the palate, the taste registers an entitlement of rosbustness, trending slowly dry. Its toasty, roasty, and malty influence has the late palate looking for a creamy taste of sweet cream. And guess what? The ale delivers before trailing int a long campfire aftermath.

Jan 14, 2017
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do_ob from Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can into a pint glass. Dark brown body with about 1/2 a finger of khaki foam on top. Medicinal notes on the nose along with light sweetened coffee and roasted malt. Molasses and bitter oats in there as well. The taste follows closely with notes of artificial sugar and cold brew coffee up front. Burnt sugar, lactose, molasses, caramel, vanilla, and toasty malt on the backing side. Pretty sweet, less bitter in comparison to a lot of others. The feel is on the lighter side with a syrupy aspect and decent carbonation.

Not bad. I found it to be a little too sweet for me, but it is fairly unique. Worth a try.

Dec 24, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from the tall boy can via a friend from work----Thanks Justin!

This excellent porter pours a muddy, lightly translucent mahogany with a fantastic head of light tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, swirling pool, and excellent lacing. Nose of rich coffee, cream, deeply roasted malts, and subtle vanilla. Flavors exceed the nose with nice lightly bitter coffee touched with cream on the front and sides. Deeply roasted malts shine in the middle with light toffee and vanilla, and finishes with a lightly bitter coffee note that is rich and substantial. Nice mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a very high session-ability factor for the stout and porter lover out there with a sweet yet bitter malt finish. Excellent.


Feb 25, 2016
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mlockman from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Never have I enjoyed a coffee porter so much. Aside from it's GORGEOUS colorized can, this is everything I look for in coffee-based beers: intense flavors of coffee and cream that balance with the maltiness of the beer rather than compete with it. Despite a lower ABV, these flavors are INTENSE and provide a looong finish that I really really enjoy.

Jan 20, 2016
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NCCIndy from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm a coffee roaster, so I'm always disappointed when the coffee falls into the background of a beer or when it's just terrible quality coffee. This is the opposite. The coffee, while not quite excellent, is of good quality and is firmly in the forefront of the beer. The lactose gives a nice viscosity to the mouthfeel which I have found sorely missing in most of the stouts and porters this year (what's with the overly bright trend?). Overall this brew isn't mind-blowingly great, but it's definitely a solid representative of what TO do in this style of brewing.

Dec 15, 2015
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Tilly from Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: Dark brown opaque with a tan coloured head. Decent lacing.
A: Dark roasted coffee, chocolate, tinge of vanilla.
T: Dark roasted coffee, milk chocolate, cherry, time of vanilla.
M: Slightly syrupy, lactose feel, medium body, nice balanced flavour.
O: This is a pretty nice offering from Tin Man. Nothing's over bearing. Lactose is spot on.

Dec 10, 2015
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Cory_Brown from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer isn't amazing, but it's really good. It's an easy drinker. The lactose background makes this incredibly smooth and drinkable. I was expecting more, but it's still a good coffee porter. The coffee comes through in a very warming and pleasant way. Honestly, I wish I would have bought more than 1 4 pack.

Mar 07, 2015
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rlee1390 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear brown in the glass one finger white head

S-Lots of coffee, some roast, hazelnuts

T-Lots of coffee, but the coffee is not the best. Roasted malt as well.

M-Lighter for they style and a tad thin.

O-A good beer that with some tweaks could be really good.

Mar 01, 2015
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barczar from Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dominated by sweet lactose, coffee, and cocoa. Smells very rich. Nutty and vanilla notes surface.

Flavor is less sweet than expected, and thankfully so. The roast malt and coffee character counter initially, with a big nutty malt backbone emerging late and carrying into a moderately dry finish.

There's a modest acrid bite that's unfortunately accentuated further by high carbonation.

Feb 14, 2015
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured from pint can a tawny, darkened amber with creamy tan head. Lace is spotty and sloppy.

Aroma: Watery iced coffee, and definitely some cocoa notes. Not bad, though a bit light somehow.

Taste: Plenty of coffee and chocolate here, hitting the palate immediately. The body here seems thin, though, so this one feels really light. A decent session-worthy coffee stout here (at only 5.8%), and one to surely please fans of both coffee and beer, though I find this one a mite lacking in the richness and sturdiness that a good coffee stout demands.

Feb 13, 2015
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, mostly opaque but somewhat translucent. Big full head of tan, rocky, slowly fading.

S - Roast notes and condensed milk, with a bit hint of char and tobacco.

T - Solid roasted malt flavors, with hints of chocolate and coffee, with sweetness and cream. Bitterness comes in a bit in the close.

M - A bit light, but slick and drinkable.

O - A decent porter, but it is the use of the milk here that deserves credit. This is among the more forward uses of it that I've had in a beer. The coffee flavor definitely could be punchier, but the roast elements are nicely fleshed out, and the end result is balanced and drinkable.

Jan 16, 2015
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NolantheBondFan from Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tin Man for lunch today.

I cannot get over how much better the beer is at Tin Man is now that they have a new brewmaster.

Served in a Pub Class

A: Very dark brown, almost black, with a small creamy head on top. Looked delicious

S: Smelled like the title, Coffee with a hint of cream. Slightly bitter too.

T: Stronger than a lot of porters, which is good, since porters are basically Stout Lite. Strong coffee taste, which I wanted, so I give it a strong plus. It was smooth too, the right amount of carbonation.

M: Coffee-esque, so bitter but smooth. It was very very drinkable.

O: I really love this beer, so much so that I am getting a Growler of it Saturday. If you like porters or coffee, try this one.

I might like this more than the Overlord.

Jan 31, 2014
Cafe Leche Milk & Coffee Porter from Tin Man Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 66 ratings