Perky Porter | Stillmank Brewing Co.

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4.04/5
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Perky PorterPerky Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillmank Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
stillmankbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A milk chocolate coffee porter, smooth and rich, made with a proprietary-blend of locally roasted coffees from La Java Coffee Roasting House.

Added by emerge077 on 10-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,958
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of beergoot
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with a lasting, sudsy, light tan head. Big aroma of charred grain and chocolate; faint notes of coffee; a bit sweet. Milk chocolate and vanilla flavors are the immediate impression; the coffee builds up after a while; some sweetness but balanced with a light touch of hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; smooth and a bit watery.

A well-rounded, gently sweet beer with a nice chocolate and faint coffee character overall.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.92/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cpuuri
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is all business. Solid coffee flavor, no distractions. I could drink this all night and not get sick of it.

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Photo of Bunnytron
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Chugged a pint of it at Dexters in Madison. Very foamy, a rather light body for a stout, obvious coffee scent. The taste took my by surprise, the coffee is much more intense than what I expected, stronger than nearly every coffee stout I've tried. It's like someone poured a cup of coffee into a Guinness. I would have preferred a much thicker body, but I'm a fan of coffee beers and I'll probably drink this again, the coffee is strong in this one.

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Photo of RogerWolfe
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bgabbert
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good all around! Great color, not too much coffee and easy to drink. So far one of my favorite coffee porters.

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Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can into a snifter. Had 12/21/17.

Pours near black, opaque, with a one and a half inch foamy head and some foamy cling. Aromas of coffee, malt, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, light lactose. The taste is also coffee forward, then chocolate, malt, vanilla, some caramel, light molasses, a light bitterness on the finish. Smooth, slightly creamy, a good body, well carbonated.

The coffee is very good and it’s well balanced and enjoyable. Worth a try.

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Photo of Drew26
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into snifter. A beautiful coffee color with a pretty 2.5 finger sandy colored head. Retention is fantastic and there is thick lacing all over the glass. I pick up the roasted malts with a nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Oh man is this tasty. I get a delicious cold brew coffee that is not bitter along with a nice cola flavor. The roasted malts that were used in this are incredible. Very rich, creamy, smooth and medium bodied with terrific carbonation. Easy drinking and hard to put down!A damn nice Coffee Porter that took me by surprise.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Benish
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: poured a translucent brown color. In the glass it presented a dark brown with a frothy whitish pancake batter head.

Aroma: starts with aromas of mocha. Sweet forward with notes of coffee creamer. Upon further smelling, you can appreciate the roasted earthy coffee beans as if it has not been brewed. Subtle malt comes forward at the finish.

Taste: not as rich as the aroma made me expect. Taste like a porter with black coffee added. A nice malty sweetness that's leans this towards a milk stout. A slight cola flavor finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin for a porter. A little more body would go a long way.

Overall: appreciatable for its simplicity. I would drink this again.

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Photo of atone315
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can traded in from GreenBayBA.

Poured into tall North Coast snifter glass and yields a heavy off-white to beige head of 2 fingers, with a deep, shiny black body.

The aroma from the can was all green pepper, but as it's left to aerate in the glass, I get a much smoother coffee note. Green pepper is still very much apparent, but it is complemented with smooth acidity and fruitiness. That being said up to this point all i've described is coffee, and I'm actually through with the nose. So yes, a coffee nose.

Flavor is sharp and biting with lots of peppery coffee, the smoothness is all gone. I can taste some grainy barley and hints of oat, but I can't help but think that the coffee outweighed the grain, literally, in this recipe. Zero chocolate, zero sweetness. This is completely honed in on total coffee takeover.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, yet yields a creaminess at the same time. Sharp, acidic, tannic coating on the finish.

Overall, a coffee lover's paradise. If you are craving coffee but feel like drinking beer, this is your ticket. I prefer a little more complexity, but to each their own. And really -- for best results, drink from the can. I get a touch more complexity that way, which is odd.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with GreenBayBA. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 10/23/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/black/roasted malts, coffee, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. A bit too burnt/charred on aromas. Taste of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/spicy hop and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toasted dark bread, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roasted malts, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; with no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a very good American coffee porter. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roasted malts, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish. Balanced fruity/nutty coffee and rich malt complexity; with moderate earthy hop presence. A little too bitter/roasty for the style, but a very enjoyable offering otherwise.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Perky Porter from Stillmank Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 44 ratings