Brewhouse Rarities: Cold Press Coffee Porter

Maryland
United States
Flying dog brewhouse rarities cold press coffee porter beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This beer screams for desserts. Try re-creating your favorite raspberry caramel macchiatocchino with whipped cream and a dark chocolate drizzle by pairing this bad boy with a range of your favorite sweets.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
15
Hops: 
Perle
Malts: 
Roasted Barley, Chocolate Black Barley
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Robust coffee aroma with notable roast and light charcoal notes, bold, but well below a French roast threshold. There is no green bell pepper character present. Underneath the coffee profile is an inviting dark chocolate note, and a light floral hop aroma emerges as the beer gets closer to room temperature. The beer is pitch black and pours with a medium-sized, creamy, dark khaki-colored head. The flavor follows the aroma with coffee in the headlining role and everything else supporting. There is a moderate hop bitterness with a pleasant nuttiness in the finish of the beer, almost reminiscent of unsalted peanuts. A bitter dark chocolate flavor rounds out the overall experience. The body comes across as a bit thin but is substantial enough to get the job done. The coffee treatment of this beer is exceptional -- roast with a bit of spiciness and a complete lack of acidity and vegetal notes. With a bit more viscosity in the body, this beer would be world-class.