Caramel Espresso Porter
Flying Fish Brewing Company

Caramel Espresso PorterCaramel Espresso Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #138
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,119
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.84%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
12
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Flying Fish Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby and copper edges and well over a finger of beige head. The nose has fairly bold notes of both caramel and roasted coffee. The caramel and coffee notes are both definitely present in the flavor profile. There is also a subtle roast in the background. The finish also has it's share of roasted malt.

Thursday at 02:29 AM
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a tap into a clear pint glass it came. Its color is blackish brown, nicely bright and topped by a suitable light beige head. There's a great caramel expresso aroma, just like you'd get in your favorite coffee shop. The nose finds little evidence of roasted malt. There's plenty of caramel to taste, but it's not at all too sweet. The expresso is the dominant flavor and it's assisted by some roasted barley malt, not noticed by the nose. Good glass lacing has occurred. The aftertaste finishes with a slight burnt coffee affect, a combination of the expresso and roasted malt. Other than that, the mouthfeel is fine. This is not a desert beer, it's a coffee stout with a caramel inclusion. The ratings here reflect how well it captures those two flavors.

Oct 02, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz pour at Ariano restaurant in Media.
Appearance. Essentially black and opaque body. Excellent tan head with patterned lacing.
This extraordinary porter features the dark roasted grains and lightly spicy hops blended in equally balanced proportions with caramel and expresso. Nicely sweet with a near neutral aftertaste.
Overall. Superb.
Overall.

Sep 20, 2021
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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good, sweet , delicious treat if that's what you're in the mood for. Caramel, vanilla, candy. Maybe the Espresso addition keeps the sweetness in check? I suppose, but can ANYONE make an coffee forward beer anymore? Because I don't remember the last one I had ... Oh wait, I do. 2018. KBS, and CBS, were both coffee forward, and amazing, that year ... WTF.
This beer could approach world class if the brewer could bring the coffee forward. What and ever.

Sep 18, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In reefer at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. $ 4.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.250/oz). Reviewed 3/30/20.
On bottom of can “BEST BY 2/13/20”. Purchased 3/10/20. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Deep amber (SRM 15), clear.
Body – Deep brown (SRM 30), opaque. When held to direct light, no change.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), khaki, medium density with rocks, average retention, diminishing to an eight mm crown and a thick undulating rocky cap. Torn curtain lacing remains as the head retracts.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide band of tiny to small bubbles with multiple stalactites and a few narrow connecting columns. This devolves into torn curtains. See also above.
Aroma – 4 - Caramel and expresso, no hops, no yeastiness.
Flavor – 4.25 – Flavor follows nose with even tastes of caramel and expresso, no hops, no yeast. No alcohol (7.5 % ABV as marked on the label) taste or aroma. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with both the expresso and caramel flavors continuing to the end after a medium hang time.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, medium carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25. Surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Label has easily found but limited information.

Mar 30, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer it has a very good sweet character to it with notes of vanilla and marshmallow matching the bitterness of the coffee and espresso. Smooth easy drinking body and good price this one's a winner!

Jan 02, 2020
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, graham crackers, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and very bitter. Very nice porter.

Dec 04, 2019
Caramel Espresso Porter from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings