Early Riser Coffee Porter

American Porter Boulevard Brewing Co.


Early Riser Coffee Porter, an American Porter by Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Early Riser Coffee Porter is an American Porter brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.


The ale pours a mahogany color with a thick head of khaki-colored foam that reduces slowly. A ring of soapy lace clings to the glass.


As expected from its name, a delightful aroma of coffee roast greets the nose.


The palate follows the nose with a flavor of coffee roast atop an underlying base of dark chocolate. Finishes with a taste of coffee that’s balanced gently by hops.


Mouthfeel is a tad thinner than expected with a less-than-medium body and moderate carbonation.


The roast flavor of the Early Riser Coffee Porter really comes alive as the beer warms but might be too subtle for those seeking a coffee beer. This brew tastes more like a traditional porter but that doesn’t take anything away from it. This is a thoroughly enjoyable offering from Boulevard.

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About the American Porter

The American Porter is a malty dark brew whose palate is complex and flavorful dark malts and varying hops. Historically, it’s an aggressive variant of the English Porter and Pre-Prohibition American Porters. It’s more assertive than an American Brown Ale but not as strong or bitter as the American Stout.