Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter
Third Street Brewhouse

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Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #68
Ranked #4,813
4.2 | pDev: 5.24%
Nov 24, 2022
Jan 23, 2015
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Rated: 3.99 by einman from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can at Gunflint Lodge. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled strongly of roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Bold, roasted coffee taste with sweet chocolate and toffee backbone.
Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by tjb27 from Minnesota

Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by nruhlig from Minnesota

May 23, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by Burgy from Minnesota

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri

May 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

May 11, 2017
Rated: 4.39 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Mar 30, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by plumcrazyfx from Minnesota

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by ryancl from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by s_thayer from Florida

Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by pdb from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Cpt_splding from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by ovaltine from Indiana

May 21, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by KAP72 from Illinois

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Rawwie from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 25oz. bottle to glass, good coffee notes. 9.1% alcohol very well hidden. Super smooth, a very tasty sipper definitely got tastier as it warmed up. Cheers
Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by joe1510 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Economart - Spooner, WI

Bottled: 1/14/15

I saw a lot of 3rd St. stuff around northern Wisconsin and kept passing it up until I ran across an imperial coffee porter. Gotta be decent, right? It's black, that's for sure. I see zero light passing through the body. The head is slow to rise but it eventually reaches a finger in height of mocha foam. Carbonation runs up the side of the snifter to keep the chunky ring of foam saturated. It's a good looking beer, dark and menacing. It looks big and bold.

Oh, damn! The nose isn't as in your face big as I was expecting but it's greatly balanced and flat out mouthwatering. The roasted barely is soft and lean. The coffee is complimentary, pure, and quality. That soft roast kicks it off with even handed, cold press coffee popping up in the middle and bringing with it a splash of cream and a roasted cashew nuttiness. Clean, nuanced, and salivary gland inducing. Nicely done!

Where the nose left off, the flavor stepped up. The roast comes across as rich and robust. Cold press coffee picks up in the middle and cols down the roast with bright coffee notes that run through the finish. That cashew nuttiness, oiliness Really jumps out in the back 1/3. The splash of cream is there as well which adds the perceived sugar needed to balance everything. This is a damn good porter!

The body and feel of this beer makes it even more dangerous than you'd think. It's a middleweight with aggressive enough carbonation to keep it moving quickly. Enough to prickle the tip of the tongue actually. The roasted barley leaves behind a soft bitterness and the finish is fairly dry. It's oddly refreshing. Highly drinkable. A beer like this could put you on your ass.

Coffee porters and stouts are usually good no matter who makes them. A lot of times the heavy handed coffee additions help their case. Cool Beans is even handed and flat out good. It's roasty, it's full of good java, and it's highly drinkable. I wish I'd have picked up more of this.
Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by mkhartnett from Minnesota

Jun 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Cannibalgasm from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Good retention and solid lacing.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and a slight smokiness.

T: Roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, and a little bit of earthy hops.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, with a smooth creamy finish.

O: This one surprised me. I wasn't expecting much as I am not impressed with their regular beers. But this was a damn fine brew. Definitely coffee forward but it melds well with the other flavors you'd expect from a porter rather then drowning them out.
May 26, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

May 08, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

May 02, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by Imcoachoshea from New Mexico

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by Nate_Christian93 from Florida

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Mar 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a clean, simple porter with out any fuss. The coffee is obviously the main flavor, and this beer doe snot try to complicate that. The aroma is strong but not overpowering, and the taste is clean, but certainly not boring. A solid coffee beer, recommended for a BA looking for coffee without undue richness.
Mar 06, 2015
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a hint of amber. Slight finger of tan head which settles into a thin patch.

Smell: A very roasty and fairly sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with big upfront hints of coffee beans and dark chocolate along with some burnt toast, biscuit, grains, nuts, caramel, yeast, and smoke. Sweet hints of cream, vanilla, and brown sugar. Some earthy hop hints in the background. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a very roasty and nicely sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with big dominant notes of coffee beans and dark chocolate. Also some malt notes of biscuit, toast, grains, caramel, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Sweet creamy notes of vanilla, lactose, and brown sugar. Some earthy hop bitterness comes through towards the finish. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth for its size and strength. Finishes dry.

Overall: A very good take on an Imperial Coffee Porter. Good rich taste of coffee and chocolate with a smooth creamy body.
Feb 14, 2015
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Rated by jpallinder from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great coffee aroma. Really nice beer.
Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by seangibbs60 from Minnesota

Feb 01, 2015
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Reviewed by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap in a stemmed 10oz glass at 3 Squares, Maple Grove, MN on 1/31/15.

I am so glad they didn't make this as a stout. American Porter was the best platform for this enjoyable, mulli-leveled treat. The rich coffee/expresso flavor was clearly dominant, but a fine balance of malts and hops led to a very smooth sipper. Very drinkable for how flavorable (strong) this beer is. I plan to repeat.
Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by SDDLSK from Minnesota

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Jan 25, 2015
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Rated by morimech from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good coffee flavor but the ABV is too high and the bottle to big to make this an AM beer.
Jan 24, 2015
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Reviewed by McThulhu from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours obviously very dark with a nice thick tan head, smell is very roasted and a little sweet. Taste ALMOST has heat to it (my memory is still fresh with Indeed Hot Box), very nice roasted coffee flavors. Just like a cold press bit with the toasty reminder of porter. Damn good and effective at 9%. Third Street never disappoints.
Jan 24, 2015
Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter from Third Street Brewhouse
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 37 ratings