Palmetto Espresso Porter | Palmetto Brewing Company

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203 Ratings
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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:
203
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint with lunch at Mellow Mushroom on King's street in Charleston with Mom, Dad and the fam.

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Photo of RedBaron73
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on Nitro tap. Really good creamy head and nice mouth feel. Served too cold from tap to really get a good taste and aroma. Towards the end I could get more flavors still wanted a little more flavor from the beer. Would definitely try it again.

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

Photo of GallowsThief
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of davet100
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EConnOG
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougOMac
4.99/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. One of my all time favorites.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a recent trip to Charleston and the brewery. By far their best beer...better on tap than from the bottle too.

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Photo of Golden32
2.39/5  rDev -38.4%
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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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vancean2
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyI
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this local staple at a nearby grocery store. Not sure that I like the new look of their revamped branding, but it must have worked because I've skipped over this beer countless times. When I got it home it promptly went in to a standard pint glass. Pours a deep, dark brown color with garnet accents visible at the base. Totally opaque through the middle. The minimal tan head dissipates in short order, leaving only a thin coating of uneven bubbles and no lacing. The appearance foretells the thinness of the beer. In fact, it looks quite lifeless. Despite the underwhelming appearance, the appetizing aroma gives off ground coffee and some roasted malts. Hints of chocolate with a little floral hops in the background. The flavors are actually quite potent. Unsweetened black coffee with a bakers chocolate bitterness and some complimentary hop bite. There's an interesting metallic, mineral flavor in the middle. Perhaps from the charred malts. Semi dry finish with lingering dark cocoa and coffee roast. The aftertaste is only slightly boozy and reminiscent of a double fudge cookie. The big letdown in this beer is the lack of body. Watery mouthfeel and reserved carbonation yield a very light bodied brew. I'd say this one is enjoyable, yet basic. A bit too underwhelming for a beer with so much potential. Local brewer, local coffee roaster. Should be a slam dunk! Instead it just leaves me wanting. More body, more depth, more balance from increased malt sweetness. That said, it's still an enjoyable (albeit thin) porter. Easy to drink. Admittedly, I am a fan of Russian Imperial Stouts, so I tend to gravitate toward porters that are bigger and bolder. As coffee porters go, I give the nod to Highland Thunderstruck or Kona Pipeline. You may as well just have a Founders Porter or Breakfast Stout if these flavors are what you crave though.

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Photo of Kettle1
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bmjivi221
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rmank
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beersquirrel1337
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dmmflys
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of YakAnglerUSMC
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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