Backroads (Coffee Porter with 2 Sugars) – 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company

From 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company in Saskatoon Saskatchewan comes their “Backroads (Coffee Porter with 2 Sugars)” a beer made in collaboration with Road Coffee Co.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of coffee, lactose, mild roasted malts and a bit of sweetness.  The flavour is of coffee, lactose, earth, sweetness, toffee, mild dark fruit and very mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 13.  If you are able to head to this brewery you need to pick up this beer.  Currently they only sell glasses of beer and growlers but it is well worth you time picking some up.

Commercial Description:  This collaboration with Road Coffee Co. is inspired by our Head Brewer’s love for lattes with 2 sugars. *contains lactose*.

Coffee Porter – Mill Street Brewery

From Toronto Ontario’s Mill Street Brewery comes their “Coffee Porter” made with coffee from Balzac’s Coffee.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and maybe a hint of smoke.  The flavour is of bitter coffee, earth, chocolate, roasted malts and a mild smoky finish hidden behind some sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 20.  This is how a good cold brew coffee should taste in the morning.  Oh wait this a beer scrap that unless you are camping.  I quite enjoyed this coffee porter as it was what was advertised but had more to it than just the coffee at the same time.

Commercial Description:  One of our most famous beers and one of our oldest brands. One of two flavoured porters that we make, Coffee Porter uses coffee from Balzac’s Coffee who was one of the original tenants in the Distillery District along with us back in 2002. In a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup moment, we realized that their coffee tasted exquisite in our porter and the legend was born!

Food Pairing As Per Brewery:  Comfort food, stews, roasted meats, oysters and pub fare


Costa Rica Coffee Porter – Haandbryggeriet

O’hare’s Beer Club February 2013 Box

From Drammen, Norway’s Haandbryggeriet comes their “Costa Rica Coffee Porter”.  This porter pours a dark black with a very small tan head.  The aroma is of sweet cream, coffee, roaster malts and some mild smoke notes.  The flavour consists of sweet cream, smoke, roasted coffee, roasted malts and some mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol content of this beer is 6.5% and the IBU is 30.  This is a very tasty porter with just the right amount of smoke to enhance the flavour without overdoing it!

Commercial Description:  Costa Rica, is a coffee Porter, you could say that here you get beer and coffee in the same drink. The coffee is specially roasted for us by Øystein at Lippe Kaffebrenneri in Oslo, they have done a great job. The perfect drink for breakfast. As well as being a great Porter you have a strong mellow and nice coffee flavor. You should try this out!

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Smoked BBQ meats, Brie, Gouda and Havarti cheese.

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