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Palmetto Espresso Porter | Palmetto Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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206 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
palmettobrewingco.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:
#10,643
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
206
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
Trade:
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1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Golden32
2.39/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nitro on tap at Charleston Beer Works. Nice thick head, I was excited. The taste was very flat overall. Cold thin coffee.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
2.9/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColdOne
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Gote
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I do love porters but his one seems to fall short for me which is sad because I'm from the Palmetto state. I get almost nothing for smell but the taste comes through. Typical coffee and chocolate flavors but nothing about it seems to stand out.

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3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with one finger of light brown foam on top of a black body with clear, amber highlights showing through. The head settles rapidly and leaves light lace.

S - Dark sugary notes of molasses and brown sugar with some smoky coffee notes in the background.

T - Dry, toasted malt up front with some molasses. Roasty notes come out in the middle with chicory and dark chocolate. Some more molasses, licorice, and smoky coffee in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - There is something about the combination of dark, dry malt and coffee that isn't working here. It lacks balance and just comes across as burnt bread. Not worthwhile.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigaltemple
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Opaque, dark brown, almost black in color. Foamy, two-finger khaki colored head becomes a faint cap. Pretty average appearance.

S - The strong roasted chocolate is pretty appealing. Some faint smokiness and coffee, but nowhere near what I was expecting. Didn't find any evidence of bottle dating, so I'm unsure if the mild espresso aspect is due to age or brewer's intent.

T/M - Same as the nose. Slightly creamy, with low carbonation.

O - Fairly average across the board. I would consider giving this another chance if given a known to be fresh bottle. However, I'm not overly concerned about seeking one out.

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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cab4514
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love me some dark beers and porters. I had heard good things about it, so I went in with high expectations. It was a solid beer overall. Glad I had it on nitro. Doesn't taste like coffee, but has coffee aromatics.

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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee porter with a delicious malty taste. Smell is a bit alcoholy but the taste is clean.

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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 206 ratings
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