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Isadore Java Porter | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Isadore Java PorterIsadore Java Porter

Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jcalabre on 09-18-2003

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by beersheppard:
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark black brown with a tan head, poured into an eight ounce glass. Medium amount of lacing.

Smell: chocolate, coffee

Taste: coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, dry

Mouthfeel: nitro, smooth

Drinkability: nice brew, definitely get again. gnice hearty dry porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boulder. Another old favourite on the lineup brought in for stout month.Big coffee aroma. Lace sheet of off-white inside a black body. Carbonation right there. A story in Big coffee this one. However appreciate essionable 4.7 abv.Appreciated for what it is.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of minterro
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of NodakEric
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Arborescence
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of jcalabre
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To the shock of no one, this porter poured dark brown with a bullwinklian tan head. The aroma, the flavor the whole enchilada is coffee (ok, java). In this eclectic brewpub, which reminds one of a hippy coffeehouse, a java porter is appropriate, and darn tasty.

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Photo of stumac
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dithyramb
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on nitro at Southern Sun. Deep, dark black brew allowing virtually no light to shine through. Thick dark tan head with excellent retention and rings of lace. Nitro apperaance is nice, with the cascading and all. Aroma was coffee, with some espresso seeped in sugar in the background. Taste was heavily coffee, though finished as more of a creamy coffee drink in the end with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel was thin medium, but smooth and tempered by the nitro. Drinkability lost a little bit due to the almost dessert quality of the brew. Otherwise, this would be excellent served with a dish of vanilla or used to enhance tira misu.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its always hard for me to keep my soap-box politics out of beers and reviewing, so when I prodded the waitress at Mountain Sun about where their coffee comes from I was sad to find out. Starbucks. But seriously, why no semi-local roaster? End Rant.

This porter was actually surprisingly light in its blast of straight coffee grounds. I felt that the light mouthfeel of this stout was actually kind of one of its strong points; it had the essence of the oils of coffee without the blackening bitter-acidity that Java porters usually exhibit.

Nice mouthfeel on this beer as well, light without being thin. This would be a tempting Sunday-morning beer.

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Photo of Aeroscorp
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of Benish
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured an opaque obsidian, nearly indistinguishable from a stout, with a small tan head that receded to a patchy layer after being allowed to get closer to room temperature. Roasty aroma, dark malts and coffee notes...as expected. More of the same in the taste, though honestly, the coffee wasn't as pronounced as I'd have thought it would be, and I actually got more coffee flavor from one of their stouts. Still good though, so I can't complain. Not quite full-bodied; quite drinkable.

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Photo of Summer92
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry and earthy black patent and chocolate malt scent along with loads of coffee notes. The taste is great. It has a dry earthy flavor that boasts of black malts any coffee. It's rich with the java taste; very nicely done. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good tasting beer. I'm a huge fan of this style, so this is right up my alley.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black body, tan head.

Aromas of java; sweet, life sustaining, nectar of the gods java.

Nutty coffee beans, sweet mocha, bitter espresso.
Dark and satisfying. Roasted barley and coffee joined in fermented bliss. Overselling it? Absolutely, but if you stop by, drop $4.20 on a pint, you'll be glad you did.

Oily mouthfeel, suitable carbonation, bitter chocolate finish.

A sessionable porter.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well, yup. This is a java porter. Black pour, little head. I can smell the coffee 2 feet away.
Of course coffee gets stronger as I move closer. Roasted malt and raisin appear briefly.
Coffee is dominant in this brew. Chocolate, raisin, fig and dark plum try to come through, but don't completely. Roasted malt is powerful in this one. Wish for more complexity, and I don't really like coffee.

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Photo of Domingo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of shade13
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Isadore Java Porter from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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