Local Blend Dayton
MadTree Brewing

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American Porter
Ranked #363
Ranked #19,365
4 | pDev: 5%
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Local Blend DaytonLocal Blend Dayton
Notes: The Local Blend porter base was built as a platform to let coffee shine. The base beer brings light chocolate notes, very subtle roast, and enough sweetness from the lactose to balance everything out. Boston Stoker Coffee Co. provided a washed Kenyan Kifahari coffee. Expect notes of white grape, cherry, curry, and low roast.
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Photo of BeanBump
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my humble opinion, Dayton didnt have quite as strong of a showing as Cleveland in the series. Ive yet to crack the other two (COL and CIN) open but this was still a top quality beer. Nice coffee roasty and bitterness imparted on the beer, little thin on the mouthfeel. I 100% would not turn down another one though.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and is black when viewed from afar. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that quickly settled down and turned to beige, leaving wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with hints of chocolate. Although no bitterness is perceptible, there are just enough underlying hops to mask any sweetness from the malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of flavors of coffee beans with underlying hints of chocolate.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell and taste of this porter is all about the coffee beans. It's very easy to drink because it has little in the way of bitterness or roastiness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In full celebration of all-things-coffee, the brewers at MadTree cleverly overlay four distinct coffee blends onto a quadro of robust porter to test how each set of beans complement the already coffee friendly style. Collaborating with the regional favorite, Boston Stoker gives the Dayton blend the third strongest coffee impact of the four.

The Dayton version of Local Blend pours as they all do- medium dark brown and shaded with a mild haze. its frothy tan cap begins to expel an expected roasted coffee scent that's redolent with breakfast blend types of coffee with the normal caramelized, nutty and toasty grains lying just underneath the beans. Its taste starts off with a rich caramel sweetness with strong impressions of sweet cream, chocolate and candied nuttiness.

As the flavors unfold, the sweetness remains intact while the overtone of coffee brings a firmly roasted, medium toast and cocoa character to the malt-centric middle palate. Trending lightly earthen, soilish and adding minor elements of pepper, the near breakfast blend character has a solid impact on the moderate tone of the porter underneath. A moderately low bitterness is gently spicy with coffee and raw cacoa lingering onward.

Medium bodied and sweet throughout, the beer's vanilla, cream and caramel flavors temper and even dampen the effects of the coffee once again. But the choice of porter is well suited for this coffee blend as it allows the coffee to shine. A milder brown ale might not support the robust nature of coffee while a stout may interfere with the coffee's roast. This Dayton version is the most generally coffee-ey and third most coffee forward version of the four beers released in the series.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on 12/27/2018. Served in a MadTree pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head. There's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some cream. Taste is similar to the aroma but there's also some caramel flavor noticeable too. Seems sweeter tasting compared to the Cincy and Cleveland versions. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. Seems less carbonated compared to the Cincy, Columbus and Cleveland versions, too. I think it's a good enough porter, but I didn't like this quite as much as I did the other Local Blend brews. $11.99 a 4-pack, part of the Local Blend 4-pack with one can each of Columbus, Cleveland, Cincy and Dayton coffee porters.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - dark dark brown with a slight head and sticky lacing
Smell - great roasted coffee sweet caramel and cream
Taste - same as the scent but not as much of any of them
Feel - medium body and a light carb
Overall - pretty yummy

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee Porter with lactose. Collaboration with Boston Stoker Coffee Co. Poured from a can into a MadTree tulip. Pours out fairly dark, but does allow some light to peek through. It sports about a finger of light brown head with average retention. Some nice rich coffee notes on the nose along with a hint of vanilla.

Medium body with a firm feel. Up front there is a little bit of cola-like sweetness, some roasted malt, a hint of toffee, then at mid-palate some pleasant coffee notes arrive. Not a bad beer, but the roasty flavors are a bit mild and so it doesn't really drink like a true porter to me. I do really like the idea of putting 4 variants in the same 4-pack. I look forward to trying the others.

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Local Blend Dayton from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings