El Triunfo Coffee Porter

It goes without saying that we love beer here.  But there is also a group of Harpooners who are pretty passionate about their coffee as well – they even call themselves “The Coffee Club”.  So when Harpoon brewer (and Coffee Club member) Jesse Brenneman teamed up with Mike and LJ from Equal Exchange to brew a coffee porter, cheers rang out through the brewery.  The adventure that began on a whim – over coffee and beer, of course – ended up bringing two local companies together in a way that delighted us all.  The name of this coffee porter is derived from the El Triunfo biosphere in Chiapas, Mexico, where the beans used to brew this beer were harvested.

Caramel and dark chocolate accentuate the bittersweet notes of the locally roasted coffee beans. The end result is a balanced beer with a sweet, smooth body complemented by the delicate flavors and aromas of fair trade Mexican coffee.

Tasting Notes:
  • Appearance: Deep, dark brown, nearly opaque
  • Aroma: Bittersweet chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla
  • Mouth feel: Medium body, smooth
  • Taste: Slightly sweet with coffee, caramel with hints of dark fruit
  • Finish: Slightly sweet with a nice coffee bitterness, chocolate and dried fig

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