Early Riser Coffee Porter
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Early Riser Coffee PorterEarly Riser Coffee Porter
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #150
Ranked #13,326
3.95 | pDev: 7.85%
Mar 12, 2022
Oct 31, 2015
Very Good
Early Riser Coffee PorterEarly Riser Coffee Porter
Notes: We start with a smooth, dark, rich and roasty porter then we add Columbian Cauca Cajibio Estate coffee supplied by our local friends at Maps Coffee Roasters to create an eye-opening marriage of our two favorite brewed beverages.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
3.8 by Myboymi from Kansas on Mar 12, 2022
4.25 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on Jan 13, 2022
Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by morimech from Minnesota

The problem I have with this beer is that the coffee used leans towards the fruity/acidic side of the spectrum. I know that type of coffee has its fans, I'm just not one of them. Otherwise a pretty good beer.

Jan 01, 2022
3.74 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
4.04 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 03, 2021
Photo of akaizer
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by akaizer from Virginia

A bottle poured into a pint glass. Look has 1/2" floofy head of light brown foam and a very intense dark red/garnet and brown body. Scent is a delightful malty coffee with hints of char. Taste has a bit of bite to it and a noticibly bitter malt comes across along with the coffee. Feel is somehow both dry and watery along with being on lighter side with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. An enjoyable offering but a bit more heft would be appreciate.

Oct 16, 2021
Photo of Iamaskier
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Iamaskier from Idaho

L: Big, deep, light head.
S: Coffee. Specifically, sweet and acidic coffee. A hint of coco.
T: Coffee all the way. Light roast coffee beans, caramel malt, light acidity, becoming slightly more bitter coffee, with chocolate and tobacco hints.
F: Surprisingly dry. A little thin.
O: I like that the coffee has its own profile- it’s not just a generic bean taste. Interesting acidity in the body, definitely not a bad thing for me. My main complaint is it’s a little thin, but then again I’m used to drinking coffee stouts, not coffee porters.

Aug 25, 2021
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greywulfken from New York

Always on the lookout for Cigar City's Cuban brown coffee porter... Similar in most regards on-paper, but this "Puerto Rican" take is not quite as good - still, an effective coffee porter, with ample coffee impressions in the brown ale base - roasty, and coffee, light-drinking, medium-light-body... Certainly worth the try and buy...

Aug 06, 2021
4.09 by jdezelick from Virginia on Jun 26, 2021
3.78 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Jun 19, 2021
4.27 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Jun 19, 2021
3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jun 16, 2021
4.04 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Apr 15, 2021
Photo of Mdog
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mdog from Minnesota

Appearance: Brown, good head.

Smell: Nice coffee aroma.

Taste: Roasty, moderate coffee flavor. Easy drinking porter with a little more coffee flavor than most.

Overall: First beer from a Boulevard mix pack. Not too bad but nothing too special. Easy drinking porter, kind of an introduction to craft beers for those fearing strong flavors.

Apr 04, 2021
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 04, 2020
Photo of sulldaddy
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a dark cola brown color with a dense creamy tan head of 3 cm foaming up with a gentle pour. The foam fades slowly leaving a sturdy edge layer and one large island on the surface of the glass. The aroma is fairly robust with ground coffee and a bit of sweetmilk chocolate mixed in. I also get some roasted malt note. No hint of hops or any booze here.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth texture and fine gentle carbonation.
The flavor is actually a little subdued compared to the aroma in my opinion. Similar characters but not as bold. I get roasted malt and some brown sugar with a lingering coffee note after each swallow.
This is a nice coffee forward brew that is smooth and easy to drink. An enjoyable brew on this cool fall evening.

Sep 29, 2018
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 29, 2017
4.24 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Nov 26, 2017
4.68 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas on Oct 24, 2017
4.06 by brianstrong2 from Missouri on Sep 08, 2017
3.67 by TargaFlorio from Indiana on Aug 26, 2017
4.01 by hophugger from Virginia on Jul 27, 2017
3.89 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2017
3.66 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2017
3.75 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Jul 21, 2017
3.99 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 07, 2017
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Messy lace. The aroma had some sweet and roasty malts, light milk chocolate, some dakr chocolate and some coffee tones. The flavor moderated between the roast and sweet, coffee to chocolate and back. Aftertaste was the same along with the finish. The palate was between light and medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Good smooth to semi-roasty abrasion along my tongue. Overall, pretty good porter that I could come back to.

Jun 29, 2017
3.84 by micropale from Pennsylvania on Jun 26, 2017
3.98 by Watkinsmike83 from Missouri on Jun 23, 2017
3.77 by runeatdrink from New Jersey on May 24, 2017
3.8 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on May 22, 2017
Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle poured into a Roundabout Brewing pint glass:

Look: Pours a dark brown to black color with about an inch of head. Little to no lacing present.

Smell: Mostly notes of coffee but also some chocolate notes present as well.

Taste: Roastly malts, chocolate, and coffee forward on the taste. Wish this brew had a touch more coffee and its score would be much higher.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty decent coffee porter here but it leaves me wanting more coffee in this! I am glad these guys are finally in PA and I will revisit this one next year when it comes back out!

May 22, 2017
Photo of stlfatguy
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stlfatguy from Missouri

Dark pour, with clear reddish edges in the Light. Light brown head with nice lacing. Smell is weak but mostly coffee. Taste is coffee up front with some smoother chocolate at the end

May 19, 2017
Photo of Roguer
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Slightly fizzy beige head, with surprisingly very good retention, and thick clingy foam lacing.

Aroma isn't particularly powerful, but up close very nice tones of coffee and chocolate emerge, along with a bit of dark fruit. Roasted barley melds with the actual coffee.

A touch bitter and even tart on the palate, with vinous red grape notes before the coffee and roast finally assert themselves. That initial character isn't what I'm looking for in a porter, although the back half is quite good.

A touch fizzy up front; otherwise a smooth mouthfeel.

May 14, 2017
4.36 by EvoRich from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2017
3.9 by Tre1994 from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2017
3.98 by sd123 from Georgia on May 06, 2017
3.89 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2017
3.84 by Dewsby from Kentucky on May 03, 2017
3.79 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on May 02, 2017
Early Riser Coffee Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 290 ratings