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Parkway Java Porter - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Parkway Java Porter
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kbutler1 on 11-12-2010)
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

bostonryan, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

On nitro tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a dark brownish amber. Big three finger beige head with decent retention. Lots of creamy lacing.

Smell: A very roasty and creamy dark malt driven aroma with big hints of coffee, toast, and cream. Dark roasted malt with upfront hints of coffee beans, toasted bread, chocolate, and cream along with some milk, vanilla, biscuit, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Hop presence is very light. A pretty good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints at, a nicely roasty, creamy, and sweet dark malt forward taste with big notes of coffee, chocolate, and cream. Dark roasted barley malt with upfront notes of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, yeast, and nuts along with sweet notes of vanilla, cream, and milk. Subtle presence of dark fruit. Very little hops. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium to high level of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a coffee Porter. Good roasty coffee and chocolate notes with a nice boost of cream from the nitro.

MattyG85, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev -2.4%

MNBeer1017, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BuckettOfBeer, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SlightlyGrey, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ja09, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kenai4, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jarrgal, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

seangibbs60, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

herman77, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

beerguy23, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

mmulebarn, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer is no longer retired apparently... 12oz on tap at town hall tap

look is a dark red amber, almost black with a silky tan half finger head. smell is coffee grounds, cocoa powder, and dates. taste follows, dry and powdery medium feel is the highlight of the drink

tasty porter with milk stout characteristics, the dak fruit I could do without, but the velvety malts more than make up for it. reccomended.

jimmah120, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SaxmanRick, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CarolinaKev, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

fuzzcherry, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a pint glass

A- Really dark brown black color, one finger beige head, nice carbonation, nice lacing and retention as well.
S- Big Coffee/java aromas, some coca, roasted malts, chocolate.

T- Really smooth and creamy, big coffee flavors, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts come out, slight bitterness, this one is really tasty.
M- Medium mouth feel, really smooth, creamy, medium mouth feel.
O- Overall this is a really solid tasty porter, really easy drinkability, would easily drink again.

Chriscrundwell12, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of lurpy1
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this beer numerous times at the Town Hall Tap in S. Minneapolis.

Deep brown verging on black with only a moderate taste. There's an olfactory coffee roaster going on. The coffee taste is strong, but unlike so many coffee stouts I've had, these guys know how to do coffee beer. A little bit thin on the mouthfeel and perhaps a little long on carbonation, but all in all this is great stuff.

By the way, the Pretzels at THT: Best. Appetizer. Ever.

lurpy1, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer arrived a dark brown, nearly black color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving rings of lacing down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and milk chocolate. The taste is similar to the aroma. It is very well balanced between the roasted malt and the coffee with the chocolate component twisting through everything. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky texture, and appropriately moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very well crafted beer. I will surely be making this a regular when I'm drinking at Town Hall Tap.

KarlHungus, Apr 18, 2011
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Parkway Java Porter from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.