Palmetto Espresso Porter | Palmetto Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
217 Ratings
Palmetto Espresso PorterPalmetto Espresso Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
palmettobrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The robust full-bodied flavor comes from the dark roasted malts and is accented with a coffee espresso roast by our friends and neighbors Charleston Coffee Roasters.

Added by mikesgroove on 02-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,053
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
217
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of tillmac62
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

COD 282-18. Pours pitch black. World class head volume, lacing and quite outstanding retention.

Quite outstanding nose of dark bakers chocolate, espresso, coffee, roast and a bit of char. The base is slightly sweet bready malt. As it warms, the chocolate becomes a bit sweeter.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Very subtle slick elements are also present. Carbonation / body balance is very good. It is a bit under carbonated. The middle is slightly effervescent and the finish more so.

The flavor profile is outstanding but lacks a bit of balance and complexity. As expected, espresso / coffee is the dominate component. Bitterness is mild and presents as herbal in a lingering finish. The middle is slightly sweet but chocolate doesn't really emerge to contrast the overpowering coffee. Char and roast are minimal and arrive late in the finish.

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Photo of psdonnelly
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb1130
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cafequaid
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schuehle
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown with a one-finger tan head that leaves small lacing.

The smell is dominated by coffee with some vanilla and malt.

The taste is coffee on the front with some nice chocolate and dark malts mixed in.

The mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation.

Overall a decent beer, good flavors, but a little heavy on the coffee.

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Photo of NattaBoy
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is indeed" very good"..dark...coffee..chocolate.. roasted malts...not too thick since it is not a stout....but it is strongly flavored like a stout. I'd get this again for sure.

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Photo of kcrumle18
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmsfish
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandschorr
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is dark brown a beige head that retains well and some lacing on the glass. The nose was subtle and the espresso came through quite well. The sweet malt is also present. The taste was quite good. Roasty overall with the hints of coffee so the taste follows the nose almost perfectly. The feel is a good representation of the style. Medium carbonation, creamy feel and a body that is just between medium and heavy. Great drinkability overall.

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Photo of cdtoffers
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trygelski1
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth- Strong Coffee taste- Loved it

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nick_perry
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice roast malt. Strong coffee notes. Dry finish. My favorite beer from South Carolina, I think.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. Bottom of can says DEC/02/16.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a full two fingers worth of head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large side patch of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Interesting aroma of earthy black coffee with a slightly sweet malt character.

T- Great iced coffee flavor with a hint of malt sweetness to balance. So roasty but so easy to drink.

M- Typical porter feel with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- As solid of a coffee porter as you could expect. The use of espresso kicks this one up a notch and it has great drinkability.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanOsea
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque extremely dark cola brown, approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint amber + garnet red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy dark tan head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans over the top of light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet roasted malts. Slight hints of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of freshly roasted/brewed coffee and a light hint of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with nice, albeit not overwhelming coffee flavors. Alcohol is well hidden and I could easily enjoyable a couple of these due to the lighter body/mouthfeel. Definitely the best beer I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint a deep dark cola color with a thin but well sustained deep beige head atop.The espresso is noticeable in the nose but not real big,some chocolate a and sugary caramel in there as well.Caramel and milder espresso roast flavors upfront on the palate,a little brown sugar in the finish.I'ts a quaffable coffee infused porter although not big in the espresso.Enjoyable.

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Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A well-crafted Porter. Purchased at Harris-Teeter Supermarket in Charleston SC. Pours a dense brown color into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Big frothy light tan head with good retention. Filmy patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty with some milk chocolate and coffee and cream. Taste is more of the same. A malty backbone with mild milk chocolate and light coffee (don't see where they got the expresso out of this). Mouthfeel is very good. Rich and creamy and smooth. Goes down like a session beer even though it is 6% abv. Very nice. One of the better offerings from Palmetto.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 217 ratings