Flying Dog Cold-Press Coffee Porter

Posted: May 7, 2017 in American Porter, Flying Dog Brewery, Reviews

What better selection of beer for the morning than a coffee beer? I don’t have much experience in cold-press coffee, but this beer sounded interesting to me. Flying Dog always puts out unique combinations in their beers and some really work and others aren’t as great, but that’s why they’re only available for a limited time. Let’s crack this one open.


ABV: 6%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: This comes in at 15 IBUs.

The beer poured with half a finger of light brown head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was almost black with no visible carbonation. On the nose, I instantly picked up cold-pressed coffee and smoke. There was also some ash. The taste was, not surprisingly, filled with cold-pressed coffee. Smoke came through with some cocoa powder and dark chocolate. The ash characteristic was even more pronounced in the taste and was almost like sticking your face in an ashtray. The body was thick and there was very little carbonation. The finish lasted forever and had a lot of ash and coffee. A bottle of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer lacked a bit of depth for me and had too much ash to it. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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