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Payback Coffee Porter | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
46 Ratings
Payback Coffee PorterPayback Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Ritual Coffee Roasters 2013 fall seasonal Sugar Skull Espresso.

Added by spark3148857 on 11-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,578
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
46
pDev:
6.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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On tap at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

A: Pours pretty much black with a frothy brown head that settles out and laces lightly.

S: Rich coffee, a little roasted malt, and maybe a touch of smoke.

T: Smooth coffee, earthy hops, roasted malt, a hint of vanilla and spice, and a faint touch of smoke.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink.

O: The focus is all on the coffee on this one, especially getting it as fresh as I did. Not overly complex, but very tasty and drinkable.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is a super blend of fresh chili peppers and coffee.
The taste is chocolate, coffee bitter, roasted malt and milk. Really nice.
The texture is smooth and soft.
Excellent overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nearly black color. The head is a finger high, with a khaki shade. I love the creaminess of the head, and retention is pretty good to boot. A solid, consistent ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Yep, this is coffee-laden. Mainly black coffee, and I have no problems with black coffee. Lesser notes of dark chocolate, roast (lots of roast, in fact), and smoke help give a richness redolent of an imperial stout. After a while, some oats come through. This one is right up my alley.

T: Ah yes, immediately I'm enjoying the roasted presence, from both the malts and the coffee. The roasted flavors briefly transition into dark chocolate, and then into an roasty yet oat-laden finish. I'm also getting wisps of smoke (around the middle) and leafy hops (around the back end). It's ridiculous how easy-going this beer drinks without being insubstantial. I'd even suggest it's slightly complex.

M: It starts off with a medium body, but it finishes semi-dry - just the way I like it. The oats help give it an initial creaminess and a long, lingering aftertaste, without exposing too much alcohol. Maybe it's a little thin, but that's just nitpicking. Could definitely drink this all day if I was so inclined.

O: Speakeasy pretty much nailed this one. The coffee presence is solid for this drinker of straight black coffee, with the chocolate/oat notes giving it a perfectly balanced sweetness. Drinking this beer all of a sudden made me stop missing FBS temporarily, it's that damn delicious.

No...wait...I still miss FBS. I miss that beer a lot. But this one can easily be mentioned in the same breath.

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Payback Coffee Porter from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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