The Foglifter
Ellicottville Brewing Co.

The FoglifterThe Foglifter
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American Porter
Ranked #771
Ranked #30,004
3.73 | pDev: 17.69%
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Very Good
The FoglifterThe Foglifter
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 14
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2.66/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Nice creamy tan head. Tight, compact bubbles.

S: Smells of cheap coffee that has been left on the burner for far too long. Also picking up unlit pipe tobacco notes.

T: Follows the nose, just with one sugar too many to this cup of burnt joe. Not pleasant.

F: A mild creaminess helps save this to some degree.

O: Did they just burn some folgers and toss it (grounds and all) into their porter? Kinda gross. Won't be purchasing this one again.

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Photo of Chrismon
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Sorry, Ellicottville, but you took two things I love and wrecked them both. I would imagine a plainer porter of yours could be fine, but this is completely overpowered by burned coffee (think glossy burned beans run through a french press); it is undrinkable. There are many wonderful porters out there that probably use better coffee and less of it. In trying to salvage one bottle, we added praline liqueur to mask and/or sweeten the coffee. It kind of worked, though one should not have to take such drastic measures.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color with medium light carbonation. The body is above medium with a bit of a creamy oily feel.
Aroma is espresso, fresh ground roasted espresso beans, heavily roasted malts, black coffee, some sweet toffee and a little dark fruir.
Taste almost lives up to the aroma with espresso, black coffee roasted malts really up front. Despite the heavy coffee flavor it still allows the base beer to show up.
This isn't subtle, it's in your face coffee but still isn't off putting, artificial tasting, or like the last cup from a pot if coffee that's been sitting for hours. If you line deep,dark roasted coffee/espresso and porter beer this is totally worth a try

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Photo of Act25
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thrilled to be first review of Foglifter, a perfect porter.
a) Caps a thick, lasting mocha head over suitable espresso body.
s) Coffee, malt, butterscotch toffee, grass, fall earth. Slightly metallic in a good way.
t) All the aromas rolled into a creamy yet dry body that cleans up wonderfully in the finish, with that coffee, toffee, butterscotch with hints of drying toasty hop.
f) Clean, creamy yet toasty, roasty.
o) Need to be tasted blind w the best from Founders, Great Lakes, Bells.

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The Foglifter from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings