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PM Porter - BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery

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PM Porter
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BA SCORE
82
good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 09-27-2005)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served into a standard pint glass at about 40 degrees.

Pours a deep mahogany with a white froth that dissipates quickly. The nose is straight forward & simple with aromas of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and roasted grains. Flavors of coffee, lightly roasted grains, very light chocolate, & syrup are joined by a very watery/lean mouthfeel. Overall, I was very unimpressed with this porter. (ABV is unknown, but I'd bet that it's like 5.5% or something like that...kind of weak...esp. for a porter.)The beer is definitely palatable, but one that i'd look to avoid in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry black malt scent that boasts of black patent malts. It also has some chocolate hints as well as molasses. The taste is good. It has a light and creamy dark malt flavor that boasts of chocolate and crystal malts. It goes down easy and finishes dry with some residual sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking porter. It has a nice malt bill and an easy drinking flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear maroon pour with a small offwhite head. Smell is very subtle and of light roasty malt. Taste is dusty dry roasted malt. Watery. Almost too simple, and not nearly enough roast character or body. This one, unlike some of the others, really suffers from the lack of body and doesn't represent porters well. Still drinkable and a nice gateway for a beginner.

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Serving notes - cask conditioned, 45F
A - light roast, dark chocolate
A - Opaque, ruby tints on the edge, quarter-inch light tan foam
M - thick, no carbonation
T - no bitnerness from the roast, dark chocolate with light malty sweetness. Clean finish with no lingering sweetness. Almost a lactose sweetness.
D - Clean, easy drinking beer. More of a milk-stout?

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one arrived at my table very dark brown to black with a creamy tan head that lingered throughout the pint. Things went downhill from here. There was very little to discern in the aroma - perhaps some hop aroma and sweet cocoa. This was the most muted smelling porter I have tried.
The flavor was an improvement over the aroma - some sweet, roasted coffee aroma with hints of licorice. The bittersweet cocoa flavors were there but simply too faint.
The nitrogen induced creamy mouthfeel was not enough to overcome the thin body and one-dimensional flavors left on the palate.
This was certainly not an unacceptable porter. The flavors were simply lacking - I expected much more from a brewpub. This is my third offering from this brewery, and I have yet to be very impressed. They have very good food,though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

very standard porter here. pours thin and see through light brown to red color with a tall whispy white head. smells watered down malty with some mild coffee notes, nothing really remarkable. flavor is agreeable, but nondistinct. i think this sums up a lot of the beers here at BJs. you just arent going to see experimental beers pushing the envelope, thats not their model. but widely drinkable and appealing beers to the massses is what they do, and this porter is a perfect illustration of that. this has a very light body and thin feel for a porter. it would do better with a little more meat on its bones, but th carbonation is good and its quite sessionable. overall a very average porter.

PM Porter from BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.