Every morning I sit down to a cup of coffee, most days several cups. It’s one of the things I look forward to most about the day. In fact, there are mornings I get out of bed before the alarm sounds just so I can enjoy that wonderful smell of a freshly brewed cup. After all that, it’s safe to assume I enjoy a good coffee porter or stout.

A few months ago, I laid my eyes on Harpoon’s Dunkin’ Coffee Porter and knew I’d try one before long. So when I found it in the seasonal section of my local store, I quickly grabbed it. Going up against it, we have Oskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter. I can’t say I’ve tried anything from Oskar Blues before, so I’m interested to see how this plays out.

HopDuel Survey

Better labelOskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter
Better aromaHarpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter
Better tasteOskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter
Better finishOskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter
WinnerOskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter

Tell us about it

I was impressed by the Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, a great drink with an impressive coffee aroma that filled my nostrils with joy. However, the combination of Harpoon’s brew and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee wasn’t enough to win the duel. The flavorful body and subtly bitter aftertaste of the Oskar Blues Hot Box Coffee Porter suited my palate better.

I’m curious to know more about the brewing process for a coffee porter. What kind of beans are used, does the roast matter, how caffeinated are these beers after the process is complete? I got questions, y’all! Seems like further investigation is needed. More to come on that…

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