Camp Robber Coffee Porter
Big Sky Brewing Company

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American Porter
Ranked #824
Ranked #31,299
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Bitterbill
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

Pours pitch black, watching the cascading going on. Excellent lacing.

Smell is of coffee and roasted malt, not shy with either.

Taste is pretty much equal portions of coffee and roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate as well. Smooth tasting overall.

Creamy mouthfeel, enjoyable drinker.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Early 2015 vintage; drank 3/4/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/black appearance.

Dark khaki head; strong lace.

Chocolate syrup, roasted coffee beans & fresh earth in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Creamed coffee flavor up front; fresh earth finish. Decent taste bit thin & a touch dull.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque and basically black in the glass. Dark orange-brown, viscous, semi-clear on the pour. Head is thick, foamy, even, a pleasant, light shade of brown. Big, heavy cap, but moderate or weak retention for the style. Lacing is alright. Aromas of medium roast coffee, meat, salt, a little chocolate, a little booze. Robust coffee flavors from start to finish. Toasty. A little sweet half way in, then tart, then light smoke bitterness with swallow and aftertaste. Full-bodied, light to medium carbonation, doesn't bubble up very much. Dry, astringent finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice to get to try this one from the nitro tap. those expecting a huge coffee bomb here need to look elsewhere for that, this is pretty subtle on the java frankly, but is a nice porter overall. sometimes i cant drink a ton of coffee beer, for the coffee is too much, caffeine and belly and all that, but not here, this is sort of a coffee session type, intentional or not. good to see newer beers coming around from these guys too. its medium luster thick dark brown with maybe two inches of the creamy nitro head, looks great. smell is pretty minimal on the coffee, just an accent there, but its more alive in the taste, mingling with notes of raisin and dark chocolate, quite tasty and not overly complex. they did a good job reducing the acidity of the coffee, and not over doing the bitterness. the roast is short of burnt and ashy on the malt, so it works with the coffee, no double jeopardy there. excellent feel too, thick and creamy, not overly dry, smooth to finish. its big enough for cold weather, but drinkable enough for summer too. good versatility on this one.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Go ahead, bird: try to rob my camp. Get some. Anyway, this stuff pours a dark midnight sienna topped by a finger of dirty khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet coffee, chocolate syrup, and mild roasted malts. The taste leads with some strong green coffee beans, then into some bitter roasted malts and toasted pumpernickel and sourdough. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, this coffee porter didn't do it for me. The coffee and roast were both far too bitter for my liking, and the breadiness, especially near the finish, seemed out of place.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Big Sky Brewing pint glass

A: Pours dark brown, very little light passes through, with a frothy khaki brown head that settles with spotty lacing.

S: Coffee, a little dark chocolate, a touch of smoke, and some malt sweetness.

T: Nice coffee, roasted malt, a little smokey, burnt toast, and earthy hop notes. A bit watery.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I wish it was a little thicker and some of the chocolate on the nose followed through into the taste, but not bad.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.29/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some sweet lactic chocolate malt with some acidic roast and a little perfumey fruity licorice.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts with a little floral roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, not all that good, I don't get much coffee.

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Photo of arvidkoval
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L- Black like coffee, head left immediately.

S- Strong espresso smell, kind of sweet.

T- Coffee flavor, slight roasted malt, and then a light bitterness. Kinda watery.

F- Decent feel on this one. Good carbonation, and the body seems right for the style.

O- Not crazy about this, but glad I scored a free bottle.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Camp Robber is a nice porter with coffee base. The beer pours an opaque black with thin tan head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is coffee....light roast. The taste is teetering on straight coffee....there is some presence of peat. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall its good but not over the top awesome.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a coffee smell mixed with some roasty malt and a little bit of a cocoa like aroma. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a light caramel as well as a little bit of a grainy and grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice hit of a dry coffee flavor mixed with some light caramel and a decent showing of a roasted malt flavor. The caramel fades over time with a little bit of a more molasses like taste taking its place. These flavors remain very light however with the coffee and the roast being the dominant of the flavors. In the middle of the flavor, a little bit of cocoa comes to the tongue as well, melding nicely with the coffee and roast. With a little bit of earthy hop and some grain coming at the very end, one is left with a rather dry and decently roasty and coffee flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a porter of 6 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the style and for the roasty and coffee flavors, the lower carbonation was spot on, but with that said, the thin body was a bit off for accentuating the darker flavors of the brew appropriately. Overall the feel was pretty decent, but nothing al that exceptional.

Overall – A rather tasty and easy drinking drier coffee rich porter. A god one to try if you get the chance.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz picked up tonight at the COOP, enjoyed from my slim tulip.. Dark tannish head shows nice lacing and okay retention..

Big coffee on the nose.. mildly sweet background malts.. not much else going on. Good differentiation on the nose.

The flavor begins the same as the aroma, but quickly moves into slightly weird smokey note.. Standard ... Okay.. Hints of meaty notes remind me of gas station beef jerky.

Light/medium body with good drinkability.. Much better when cooler.. Warmth really makes it too meaty/smokey IMO.


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Camp Robber Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 46 ratings