Cowboy Coffee Porter | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Cowboy Coffee PorterCowboy Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
32 IBU

Added by jt31914 on 04-10-2010

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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of dlello2
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A fantastic representation of how a porter should look. Deep brown with just the suggestion of red. Good finger of head fading to a ring of medium soapy bubbles.

S - Dose of sweetened coffee with cream hits ya hard. Doesn't go much further than that. One dimenensional but nice.

T - Sugary sweetness hits up front and in the middle. Coffee creeps in towards the end and the over-roasted bean bitterness lingers in a good way. Pleasing.

M - Pretty spot on for the style. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A touch creamy, but the bitterness makes it work.

O - Not a bad brew at all. Big sky does it again for me. Gotta open the Ivan now!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: pours an oily dark brown with a nice a nice creme lacing. little retention. litterally looks like coffee, straight black, how i like it

S: beautiful coffee and sweet toasted malt aroma beckoning for a sip. Dark chocolate is noticed along with some burnt character. molasses with a bit of ryness is noted

T: Bold coffee and chocolate impression. As far as i'm concerned the malts round out the beer just right. Again toasted malts add sweetness and bready flavors. little hop profile

M: great carbonation that i feel is needed in a coffee stout. oily texture is left on the palate, also big body just like my favorite morning coffee brew.

O: Great beer for the style. Everything that is needed is there: bold coffee, bold chocolate, carbonation, and off dry finish keeps one beckoning for more.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sark
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- thin cream colored head, deep dark brown

Smell- toasted grain, with undertones of chocolate and coffee

Taste- roast up front, slight toffee hint, chocolate and coffee, little noble hop zip

Mouthfeel- full bodied, smooth velvet

Overall- another great brew from Big Sky, reminds me of Moose Drool but more amped up

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Another Big Sky offering and looking forwards to this it pours the blackest black even when held to the light no light or highlights get in its black and leaves a tanned one finger head that resides to a fog and a rim of lacing,the smell is sweet coffee aswell as coffee liquor,dark malts and slightest hit of herbalness,the mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and the coffee hits you first up followed by nice mocha and the coffee once again just like a nice cappicino its full of sweet and bitter and the finish is nice and hoppy bitter and really rounds out the sweetness first encountered and overall its what it says it is which is rare in some coffee beers and probably one of the most coffee influenced brews i have sampled and it works in my eyes and yeah id drink this again without a doubt but if you dont like coffee then you wont like this cheers.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Beermasons into a Southern Tier tulip.

Matt black appearance, nice medium tan foam on top. Retains well for a while before forming a ring around the outside.

Smell has coffee as you'd expect, some chocolate and a little bit of char in there as well. A bit there, but nothing to insane or over the top.

The chocolate and coffee carry over into the taste, some roast to add a bit more to the complexity of it and a little bit of a smoky finish.

Soft feel to start, the little smoke at the end gives you something to remember it by, but a little on the thinner side.

Nice beer to drink. Enough flavour to satisfy you and easy enough to hit for a session. Sort of like a coffee beer where it isn't all about the coffee.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of obrike
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a single at HEB in Round Rock for 1.69.

Poured a jet black with a finger of mocha head that dissipated evenly with fairly light lacing...not too shabby.

Really enjoyed the scent on this one...strong chocolate malt with mild coffee beans, sweet fruit and some earthy hops. Loves me a good coffee scented porter or stout.

This is good...some bittersweet chocolate with fresh ground coffee, a little smoky with a light fruit sweetness. The only issue I have with this is the thin mouthfeel and light carbonation. But that's nitpicking isn't it?

This one is recommended to my coffee beer hound brethren. A tasty coffee porter that I will certainly purchase more of.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Vindabinjy
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bold, but not too bitey. Good coffee tone that's not overpowering. Well executed! Bottle is nice and rustic looking, which I find appealing. Definitely my favorite coffee type porter on the market to this point! Finishes nice and smooth. Smoother than 90% of porters.

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Photo of Jellopants356
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very dark with a reddish tinge. Thin lacing and very little head, but that's cool. Wow, the smell is really complex. I definitely smell the coffee but i also smell a bit of burned...caramel? HOLY CRAP! This is amazing! Coffee galore (i may just start having this in the morning) and definitely the malty type of flavor profile i love in porters. Ah, Big Sky you never let me down. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than i would like but pleasant anyway. Overall, if you like coffee flavors and enjoy a complex porter, this is for you.

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Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 231 ratings