Pressed - Toffee
Phase Three Brewing

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Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #173
ABV:
12%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,520
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.25%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
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Phase Three Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: imperial porter with Tugboat coffee and toffee.
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Reviews by Sparky44:
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 05, 2020
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 08, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tar black with brown highlights and cap. Smell captures the coffee and toffee melding together as one beautifully, with chocolate chips, and to a lesser degree vanilla and coconut shavings, a mocha all together. Oh boy is the taste sweet though, at first it worked, toffee mocha in a beer, with the toffee playing off the coffee and dark chocolate hybrid wonderfully, sweet for sure but bearable, but as it warmed it became sickly sweet and syrupy. While some many in the pressed series have starred a porter with bold accents, this one loses the porter feel quickly, too syrupy and viscous.

Jun 09, 2020
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NappyB from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 12, 2020
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smcel371 from New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 09, 2020
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 23, 2020
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 08, 2020
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brewskis from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 24, 2020
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

May 10, 2020
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with thin dark brown head.

Smells like it’s going to be sweet. Lots of coffee & rich caramels.

Taste- this is one sweet beast. Even dessert would call that sweet. This beer leads with milk chocolates & lots of caramel sweetness. I don’t quite get the toffee, but you can say that caramel & toffee are very similar flavors. Coffee is there, but it’s an afterthought. Looking for more coffee to balance the crazy sweetness.

Mouthfeel- thick body with low but adequate carbonation levels. This is so thick it makes me wonder how a porter can be this thick without the usage of lactose? I just don’t know... The “pressed” series continues to deliver this type of mouthfeel consistently.

Overall- so far I’ve had maple vanilla and toffee. And toffee is my favorite flavor. While it has the least amount of coffee of the three variants, it still seems to win over vanilla and maple. The level of enjoyment would have significantly increased if there was more roasted coffee involved in this beer. And how are any of these press series not considered stouts yet are labeled porters? they are so thick, I think coffee Stout not coffee Porter.

May 27, 2020
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 19, 2020
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xdtfx from Illinois

3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

May 13, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released 5/6/20; drank 5/7/20 @ the Yarchives.

Midnight black appearance.

An even pour yielded a big dark khaki head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Toffee, dark roast coffee bean, coconut & milk chocolate notes in the nose. Smells very sweet!

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Toffee, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee bean & coconut flavors; no booze heat.

This is sweet as hell, but manages to be drinkable. Outside of Hazelnut, my favorite Pressed so far...just be careful as the ABV is well hidden.

May 08, 2020
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 23, 2020
Pressed - Toffee from Phase Three Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings