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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best big sky brews ive had the pleasure of drinking. pours chocolate syrup brown, dense and thicker, with a lazy tan head. the nose is fresh brewed coffee, bitter grounds, dark toasty barley, and unsweetened cocoa. there is a ton of coffee in the flavor, and some definite wake up potential in here too, buzzin! no acid at all, which i love, and the dark malts balance the coffee bitterness with a touch of toffee sweetness, but its short lived. really round flavor, with some dark chocolate notes in the finish. soft feel, perfect level of medium carbonation for a porter, and a little more alcohol than most makes this just right for winter time. overall an outstanding coffee beer, worth seeking out before spring hits.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smell - wonderful coffee and hops smell along with a toasted aroma & lots of chocolate

Taste - a little less bold than I wanted but all in all a great flavor that sent me back for another 12 oz bottle

Buy again - At first bottle I thought not. decided to try a second and I found it grew on me. Yes I would buy it again. Not my favorite Porter but I am picky

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Deep brown pour yields a fair tan head. Lacking in the lace department but apt in retention. An extra from colts9016 it's always nifty to have beer in the fridge that I can't actually buy.

Smells like coffee. I'm sure there's roast malt in there too but I'm bad at separating the two. Tastes like coffee too. A good coffee flavor I'm guessing warm infusion which is what I generally prefer. A bit thin.

It's all good except the body. I'd say it would be an excellent session beer but after a friend had a run-in with Wolaver's coffee porter, coffee beer in large quantities = diarrhea in large quantities.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 4/27/2011. Pours very dark brown, almost black color with a nice 2 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass as you drink. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee, toasted grain, bread, and a touch of herbal hops. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big espresso, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, biscuit, toffee, and herbal hops. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and herbal hops on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable at 6.2%, with not alcohol presence at all. Overall this is a very nice porter, with nice robust flavors and very smooth drinking. Really enjoyed this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 2/7/11

A - Pours black with two fingers of spongy brown head. Head dissipates quickly.

S - Coffee and earthy roasted malts. Simple, but pleasant.

T - Very nice blend of coffee and long-lasting earthiness. Well balanced and with a very slight sweetness to it.

M - Awfully thin compared to my favorite portes. Carbonation is quite high as well. Still, not bad.

O - Despite the lackluster mouthfeel, there are some nice flavors here. Not a great beer, but I would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Cowboy Coffee Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 231 ratings.
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