Try the "Meantime coffee porter". It doesn't necessarily taste like amazing coffee, but I feel it has one of the better all around profiles of all the coffee beers I've tried.
Rogue Mocha Porter = gross (sorry rogue, I love you, but this beer is a huge swing and a miss)
Bells Java Stout = wayyyy too sweet and fake tasting (two hearted is the best beer ever though)
can't remember the names of all the others, but Meantime stands out among all of them.
Surly coffee bender is now my favorite coffee beer. Everyone in the area (its only in the twin cities and surrounding areas) needs to try this beer. I think they're using cold press coffee, and it is delicious.
Yes,yes,yes and I haven't even read the posts above yet. I'm still trying to get our local craft brewery to get another coffee stout or what ever going with my beans.
They mentioned it almost a year ago....
Meantime's Espresso Porter is a really good porter; I like that it doesn't hit you on the head with coffee. Locally, the Carolina Brewery does an awesome Jumpin' Bean Coffee Stout with Counter Culture's Sumatra Gayo. Both of them are more about the malt than any coffee flavor though. I just like the idea of it, and I do think it makes for a richer taste. Kind of like when you cook with coffee. I make spice rubs with coffee all the time and people are always surprised to hear that there's coffee in them. But it adds something really fantastic to the other spices and the meat.
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