The Daily Grind | Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop

The Daily GrindThe Daily Grind
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The Daily GrindThe Daily Grind

Brewed by:
Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jeffo on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled back on 1/16/16. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) single bottle for around $5.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter.

Brew pours very close to pitch-black in color with a very thin head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is what would be expected with roasted black coffee beans with maybe a light hint of spice. Bit more going on with the taste as there is some caramel and light chocolate in the mix as well. A few specks of ground coffee beans are seen after each sip, which I like actually. The coffee isn't overpowering at all though as you might think with no bitterness noted. Goes down very easy. Medium-bodied with lighter carbonation. Overall a very good brew.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.87/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coffee and alcohol in the nose. Coffee and alcohol in the taste, along with some toffee, caramel notes. Watery mouthfeel and sweet aftertaste, the alcohol overly present. Ok, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - nice punny name for a coffee-infused, um, brew.

This beer pours a solid black, with faint amber edges when held to the light, and a fistful of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy beige head, which leaves some layered sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells quite prominently of earthy coffee beans, caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, slightly oily nuts, vanilla pods, and faint weedy, leafy hops. The taste is more rich and roasted coffee beans, gritty milk chocolate, a sharp nuttiness, grainy caramel malt, a softy acrid black fruitiness, mildly boozy vanilla, and some tame earthy, dead leafy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is rather more fizzy than genially frothy in its probing of my palatal reaches, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit edgy and tacky in its lukewarm attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, just, as the tartness of fruit and coffee bean alike pull down the other basic New World porter tenets.

The Daily Grind is certainly worthy of its name, both from a coffee-inflected perspective, and from the sense of acknowledging how stuff like this really helps us all just get through the day sometimes - I know mine is now a bit easier to, er, stomach.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown body with a small beige cap. Coffee, roast, chocolate. The flavor follows suit, with some earthy, ashy notes. The aroma is a little better than the taste. Decent.

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Photo of thebeers
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Close to black in color with a modest tan head that's very quick to dissipate. Rich coffee, chocolate and plum on the nose. Darkly-roasted malts dominate the taste up front and linger afterwards, with some coffee and fruit in the background and a little hop bitterness for balance. Medium bodied and a bit creamy. Pretty good, but not a good value stateside.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of RobertH50
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, date of 20/03/14 on the back label. Brewed on March 20, 2014?

pours very dark brown, thin white head fades fast. smells of black coffee, quite strong aroma. taste is fairly bitter and acidic, with just enough sweetness so that it's not too unbalanced. coffee flavor and roast. body is medium, very low carbonation.
okay, but was a bit overpriced for what it is.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -19.1%

From bottle at home. Pours to a tan head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing. Slight coffee aroma followed by a significant coffee flavor. Best part is there is no bitterness at all. The coffee tasted near to the beans used in store bought chocolate covered espresso beans. Body was light. No alcohol taste even with the 6.5% ABV.

I'd like to taste it from a nitro tap for a bit more texture.

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Photo of nickleeye
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Abaz
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of wrightst
4.75/5  rDev +28%

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Beer rating: 52.9% out of 100 with 34 ratings
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