Brewer's Art Zeke's Coffee Porter | The Brewer's Art

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Brewer's Art Zeke's Coffee PorterBrewer's Art Zeke's Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
thebrewersart.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brotherloco on 12-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of socon67
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a finger and a half of khaki-colored head foaming on top. Good retention with a few patches of lacing left behind. Aroma is hearty malts, with notes of biscuit, bread, and earth. Coffee is present, but charred and dark. There is a little yeast note in the very back. Flavor profile is bitter malts, with notes of biscuit, and bread. Cold brew coffee is there, and carries notes of charring. Mouth feel is fizzy, with a medium-thin thickness. Overall, while it carries a good array of malt notes, the thinner, fizzy feel gives this beer a simpler, not-so-robust drinking experience.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of csurowiec
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mynie
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce cans are sold six to a pack. The can says the ABV is 6.0%

Pours dark and nondescript with no head of which to speak.

Smells sharp and charred, perhaps a little ashy. The coffee nodes are very, very strong, and oddly enough it's as if they chose a rather bright and acidic roast of coffee bean. That might work well for straight coffee, but against hops and porter barley the effect is bracing and unpleasant. I get used to it after a few sniffs, but I never really enjoy it.

Tastes unfortunately like it smells, but the sharpness has thankfully increased somewhat. There's sharp, very bright coffee up front--nearly like vinegar in its intensity--and then the back end and finish are that of a middle of the road, chocolatey porter. The effect is mostly disconcerting, even as I got more or less used to it at the can progressed.

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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jspaner
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The look is deep, dark brown, as one would expect for a coffee porter. Very little head, which quickly disappeared, leaving no lacing at all. The smell is coffee and roasty/malty, not bad. The taste is very average. I love coffee flavored beers, and this is one of the mildest (weakest) I've ever tasted. The feel is ok, but rather thin, with minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a disappointment. Being a native of MD, I was hoping for better from a MD brewery. I think the best aspect of this beer was the label with the crowing rooster.

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Photo of YoungKurtis
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Immediately, the coffee presence on the nose strikes me as vegetal. Well, that's not a good start, is it? There are some nice chocolate and roast qualities, but that green pepper tone turns me off too much for me to enjoy the aroma. Sadly, the flavor follows the nose. Again, there are decent points (such as the chocolate flavor lurking around the mid-taste), but the coffee notes are rubbing me the wrong way. Is there Belgian yeast in this? It's basic, but there - and clashing with the other notes. It even finishes faintly metallic. On the other hand, the feel is light and airy, typical of a Belgian-style porter. I don't hate it, but it's not a good example of the style either. I won't be buying this one again.

2.65/5: Two Baltimore institutions, one letdown

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Photo of JandJMD
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I wanted to like this. It's local and the Brewer's Art makes some pretty good beer. Zeke's makes some pretty good coffee. Most porters look good to me. This was no different. The smell was not good, however. It seemed thin for a porter and taste was a big meh.

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Photo of beerme626
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Appears dark in color

S: Light smells of coffee, I have had strong coffee based ales before.

T: I would drink this again

F: Light roasts, mild bitterness

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice strong coffee flavor. Not the big stout feel , but a very nice porter. I would seek this one out.

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Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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