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Cold-Press Coffee Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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Cold-Press Coffee PorterCold-Press Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
55 Ratings
Cold-Press Coffee PorterCold-Press Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-23-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
pDev:
6.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of RyanK252
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with a frothy cocoa brown head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, earthy, a hint of burnt toast, faint dark fruit, and toffee sweetness

T: Quality coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, a hint of burnt toast and smoke, dark fruit, and some caramel/toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Grabbed a single bottle, didn't notice the date, but it's held up well. Still a very tasty porter. Gotta wonder how much beter it would have been fresher.

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Photo of Adam1993
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-stout/porter glass.

A: Bubbly, scant hazelnut colored head is thin and quick to dissipate. The pour was inky black with a fine micro-effervesce rising along the vessel walls.

S: Aroma was very nice, fresh cold coffee with a grounded chocolate and coffee roastiness that was sweet with some walnut, roasted peanut and cocoa. Some chocolate milk, roasty chocolate and freshly grounded coffee roast makes for a nice lingering finish.

T: Fresh roasty cold coffee flavor, with rich dark chocolate. Increasing dark roasty nature builds into the drink with some sweetness of dark fruit, plums balanced with a some smooth, silty campfire minerality.

M: The body feels a bit light here, perhaps going for a more casual cold coffee like body with some oily malt.

O: Had a nice initial blast of cold coffee, was fresh and roasty, rich, with dark chocolate, but feel like it was missing something substance wise. A bit light in support malt wise, but very flavorful. I am a big fan of cold coffee, this would be a nice substitute.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pacino77
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

i've never been married before. that will change next month. in preparation, the officiant gave my fiancee and i a couple questionnaire, wherein respond to 26 prompts to make her job of talking about us at the ceremony easier, and more personal. some of the questions are cheesy, but as i sit here answering them and taking occasional sips of my cold-press coffee porter, i find myself tempted to answer some of the questions not about my fiancee but about my flying dog. for example:

when did you first fall in love? well, i can't remember exactly, but it was somewhere about at the moment when i tilted the neck of the bottle, clinked it on the side of the glass, and first spotted that beautiful nearly black brew begin to fill up my pint.

when did you decide that you wanted to be together forever? now this one i'm certain of: the first sniff wasn't enough to rope me in, but when i brought the glass to my lips tasted that cold coffee-chocolate-rye bread-malt-molasses porter, i knew this was a beer i could spend the rest of my life with.

would you like any part of the ceremony to be bilingual? i hadn't thought so, but spanish is the loving tongue, afterall, so maybe i should reconsider. te amo, mi cerveza...bésame...bésame mucho...

what are your hopes for the future? i would like to return to the beer store this weekend and procure several more bottles of this fine porter.

hats off, flying dog, for another job well done.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanian2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Flying Dog goblet glass. Enjoy by July 17th 2017.

Deep dark walnut nearly black body color, and barely a half finger of cocoa to tan colored head. Dissolves to a pretty good sized collar and a thin topped puck. Nice looking and straight forward.

What a great simple coffee aroma on this. Excellent roasted and ripping bean, and accenting charing roast to go with it. To make things even more fun, hints of peanut butter sweetness that come along for the coffee and roast ride, leaving bitter chocolate in its wake. Very nicely done.

Palate washes a bit wet even at first for a simple basic porter. Rich coffee aromas though however in flavor but goes for more of a better than average dripped flavor in the end. An interesting peppery aftertaste almost chili sensing which makes for a bit of fun. Fleeting mid palate though of roast and coffee qualities.

Not a bad straightforward simple coffee porter. Kind of keeps it simple, but lacks some flavor impressions.

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Photo of Drunkie
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is very coffee forward, with notes of dark chocolate, roast malt, and acidic notes adding complexity.

Flavor is very roasty, coffee laden, lightly acidic, with a lightly sweet chocolate finish that was fairly unexpected, but decidedly pleasant.

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Photo of whatname
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of coffee as you would hope and expect. Scents of wine and a slight sour edge. Smells slightly sweet with some caramel in the scent. Smells slightly woody.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong coffee taste. Taste of lightly roasted coffee lots of wine notes in this. Smoky taste and some mineral water flavors. Very lightly bitter. This is coffee pretty much sums this one up.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall tasty coffee beer and very smooth.

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 13tido
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cold-Press Coffee Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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