Red Eye Coffee Porter | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Red Eye Coffee PorterRed Eye Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
4.02/5
415 Ratings
Red Eye Coffee PorterRed Eye Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,607
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
415
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 415 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A true taste of how far my palate has come. I loved this one long ago.

Pours black with a thin wispy tan head.

Smells predominantly of coffee with a little smoke and chocolate.

Taste follows although without as much smoke. The coffee isn't quite as strong as other coffee beers I've had. A little chocolately sweetness at the end.

Good medium thick mouthfeel. Good for a porter. Medium-low carbonation. Didn't realize how strong it was until I checked the label. Definitely smooth for 9.2%

A pretty solid beer although short of world class. There are lots of good subtle flavors in this, but it's lacking that oomph to put it over the edge. Still very glad they brewed this again and will be enjoying it again if possible.

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Photo of aasher
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of stxSS07
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mmmmbeer
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of katan
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark brown color with a few ruby highlights. Head formation is strong, mocha in color. Well retained with little lacing.

S - interesting smell - a combination of chocolate, and some coffee with just a nice background of chipotle peppers. More roasted notes come through as it warms, but so does the capsacium.

T - Starts off lightly sweet, little bits of roasted malts and mole' peppers. Mid-stream gets more bittersweet, light amount of roast and chocolate. I dare to say that even dates might sneak in there, dark fruits. Finishes smooth with a little bit of spiciness and a some burnt coffee flavors.

M - Smooth mouthfeel, strong bodied but light in carbonation. Comes off sugary and clingy. Alcohol warmth is present in the aftertaste.

O/D - A really great coffee porter - I wish I would have had purchased more of these. I really enjoy the combination of coffee and chocolate malts and the creation of chipotle.

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Photo of samie85
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque jet black with a finger and a half of light brown head.

A nice coffee aroma with some chocolate, cocoa, and some earthy hops.

Coffee is the dominant flavor here with some cocoa and dark, roasted bitterness on the finish.

The feel is very smooth at first with medium body and thins towards the back of the palate with low carbonation.

I didn't have the original iteration of this beer, so I have nothign to compare it to, however, it's a very easy drinking and delicious beer... it doesn't seem anywhere close to 9.2%. I'd peg this at 6.5% if I was blindfolded.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kawilliams81 for picking this bottle up for me!

poured into oversized snifter.

Appearance: dark black bodied beer with a thin white cap that settles into a few large bubbles on top of the beer. Thin lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: coffee forward nose complimented by sweet malts, some chocolate, and a hint of fruitiness.

Taste: Moderately bitter coffee notes, cocoa, really subtle milk chocolates, and fruity notes mingle throughout the porter. Finish and aftertaste has a mild bitterness from the coffee notes.

Mouthfeel: Low end of a medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Wish the was a little thicker and creamier. The impressive part of this beer is its drinkability. This beer drinks like it 5% when it just over 9%.

Overall: This beer has decent flavor and its really drinkable. Only had a few brews from two brothers, but this is my favorite offering from thiem so far. Mostly because I like coffee beers and porters.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of stbo101
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of vic21234
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. First batch of the re-release...

A- Pours very cola-like. It is more thin than I would have thought. A small amount of off-white head quickly fades to the sides of the glass. Very dark but some light can be seen along the top.

S- Heavy coffee aromas, as one would expect. Some chocolatey malt characters as well.

T- Starts off rather flat before the coffee takes over. This thing is all coffee and I really don't get anything else.

M- Light mouthfeel, pours and feels very thin. Great coffee flavor.

It's a good beer, but doesn't live up to all the hype since it went on hiatus in late 2009. I liked it in 2009 and still like it today, but I've had plenty of other coffee-flavored beers that are just as good, if not better.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown. Quite opaque. Thin brown head. Lacing is minimal. Aroma is reminiscent of a coffee flavored vanilla milkshake. Really nice the way the mocha and vanilla blend. Flavor is bitter coffee. Not really a lot of depth. Slight chocolate and some brown malt. LIngering coffee bitterness. Light carbonation. Medium bodied at best. Decent coffee beer, but not up with the best of them.

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Photo of stouts4me
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer pours a nice red-brown-tan mixture. I used a pint glass. Head is full and stays for the whole while, lacing is very well pronounced.

you smell a subdued coffee aroma, very pleasing to the senses.Makes you hope the flavor is as nice.

And.... the flavor does not disappoint ! The label describes it as red ale brewed with coffee beans, I want to dig farther to find which beans, if they meld this nice with beer, they should be great on their own. Very good , no bitterness on the coffee flavor, which you taste on the way down.

smooth and silky mouthfeel, relaxing and quite tasty.

I could not feel the 9.2% in the taste, that is good for mee, could detract from the taste. For $6.99 in a bomber, very good beer.

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Photo of lwburns15
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SchuStar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Etan
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle (from their anniversary series) into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a decent off-white head. Red hues in the body.

S: Chocolate, rindish hops, grain, and earthy, pungent coffee grounds.

T: Rich blend of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Some dark fruits show up in the middle, along with a bit of mild, fruity hop bitterness.

M: A bit undercarbonated, but still has a nice, silky mouthfeel.

O: One of the best tasting, well-integrated coffee porters I've had to date. Avoids overly roasty or bitter notes in favor of richness.

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Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of areich6
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying with my good friend pschul4. Excited for this one.

A: Pours very dark brown with about a half inch of head that quickly receds to leave a small bit of lacing.

S: Pretty faint, but what I can detect is very nice. Pleasant smell of vanilla and coffee beans.

T: Really nice. Great balance between the coffee and some hoppy bitterness. I wish the coffee flavor was a bit stronger, but overall well executed. I can even pick out a bit of fruitiness in the middle.

M: Very smooth with a slight bit of creaminess that goes down really easy. Quite satisfying as I continue to drink.

O: This is a well executed coffee porter that I enjoy very much. The tastes are very well balanced and at 9.2% you cannot detect the alcohol whatsoever. Solid brew.

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Photo of pschul4
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really excited to try this one after all the great things I've heard about it!

A- Pours very dark brown with an inch of light brown head.

S- Some decent coffee scents and some chocolate malt in the background

T- Mmmm sweet mocha coffee with some roasty notes that I love. This lives up to the hype here

M- Nice and smooth, only thing this could add is the viscosity. No one ever said it was a stout tho

O- I wish 2 bros made this all year. It's delicious. I can only wonder why it's not brewed year round

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Photo of vitters03
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 2012 edition, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a dark chocolate brown, nearing black, topped with a finger of creamy tan head, decent retention, awesome lacing.

S- Lots of coffee right off the bat, dark chocolate, some molasses and charred grain.

T- Blend of strong coffee and dark chocolate notes, the coffee is super roasted and on the astringent side, but th chocolate does a good job balancing it. Has a bit of fruit and molasses in there, some citric, piney hops just barely detectable in the background. Finishes with light coffee and milk chocolate sweetness.

M- Medium-bodies, very very smooth and creamy feel. Coats the palate with velvety goodness.

O- A very tasty coffee porter, flavors are great and the feel /drinkability is just as good, definitely give this a try.

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Photo of CORKSCREWFISH
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of chanokokoro
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into an oversized snifter

Pours an opaque dark brown to black with brownish amber hues around the edges as light filters through. A one to one and a half cream-colored head forms but quickly dissolves to form a thin foam ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing present. The aroma of coffee and roasted malt rises from the glass. It's inviting but certainly not overpowering. Coffee greets the tastebuds immediately, transitions to sweet roasted malt, returns to coffee and finishes with roasted malt with just a touch of bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel, light cola-like carbonation with a medium body that at times seems to drink a bit heavier than that. Very silky. Welcome back, Red Eye. A solid coffee American/Imperial Porter, and still one of Two Brothers' better brews.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: pours black-brown. with very little (mocha) head

s: roasted malts. some chocolate. yeah the coffee is there but it's rather weak which is disappointing given the word 'coffee' in the name.

t: roasted malts with some nuttiness present. semi sweet chocolate. coffee is present, certainly moreso than in the aroma, but more of a complimentary flavor rather than driving the direction.

m: silky smooth & creamy. low carbonation. somewhat thin. coats the mouth & finishes well. mouthfeel is very nice.

o: This is a good beer, but not a great beer. Incredibly drinkable for 9.2%. Great mouthfeel, which I think is the best aspect of this beer. The coffee aspects were disappointing but I would choose this over northwind any day of the week. I recommend trying this at least once.

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Red Eye Coffee Porter from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 415 ratings
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