Caramel Espresso Porter
Flying Fish Brewing Company

Caramel Espresso PorterCaramel Espresso Porter
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Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American Porter
Ranked #34
Ranked #5,543
4.24 | pDev: 6.13%
Sep 14, 2023
Nov 08, 2019
Alluring aromas of rich caramel, bright roast, and hints of chocolate lead to decadent notes of coffee and caramel sweetness in this full-bodied porter.
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Rated: 4.34 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
1 PINT can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours dark brown and is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is amazing! Tons of caramel the espresso is subdued at first but grows as it warms.

Huge caramel flavor, almost cloying. the espresso is by far a secondary flavor. It comes in the back end.

I feel like it is thin bodied for a porter with an almost watery mouthfeel

The smell is the best attribute of this beer. Cloying sweetness and a thin mouthfeel are the biggest detriments. It looks fine. Definitely a dessert beer.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4 by wac9 from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can (BB 8/20/22) poured into a pint glass with a dark brown, almost black, opaque color, small tan head and lasting lace. Smells of espresso up front along with notes of caramel and chocolate. Taste follows aroma with strong bitter coffee, caramel, roasted malt and chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation and slightly bitter finish. Overall, smells great with great coffee flavor, but could use a tad more sweetness to cover coffee bitterness.
Oct 27, 2021
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Reviewed by 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.
Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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.
Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.11 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 5 by jakej654 from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.57 by Curt3 from Ohio

Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Nov 08, 2019
Caramel Espresso Porter from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings