Palmetto Espresso Porter | Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Espresso PorterPalmetto Espresso Porter
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
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
For Trade:
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Photo of trygelski1
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nick_perry
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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%
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 -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanOsea
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -2.3%
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 -2.6%
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 -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_Byrd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a very dark but clear brown body capped with a tan-hued head.

Smell: Restrained coffee-hinting roastiness with a lil' darkened grain and a lil' dark chocolate.

Taste: A gentle malty roastiness with a taste of sweetened coffee and chocolate for a slight mocha kick. Small hint of dark fruitiness. Minimal hop character and balancing bitterness. Semi-dry finish, still hinting of roasty coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, just a fine, simple porter.

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4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewMaven
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
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