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BlackWatch Cream Porter - Portland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: RHVC59 on 11-01-2013

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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of constantine_272
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Near black. Semi translucent. Light biscuit head that faded quick leaving a sticky ring with webs down the side of the glass.

S: Chocolaty with almonds and walnuts. Sweetness of caramel and vanilla. Dry creaminess. Bit of a juicy alcohol aroma.

T: Awesome. Starts off caramel, creme brûlée and chocolate. Cleans up really quickly with a tartness and tanginess with a tad bit of nutmeg, cloves. Tartness even has a small amount if orange rind in it. Leaves a bit of residual sweetness of cream and sugar--cream cheese icing on a chocolate cake.

M: Starts off very light. Dryness grows and grows, but not overpowering.. yet. After half a beer it is getting a little heavy on dryness.

O: I really dig the balance of hops, which cuts the roast perfectly. The creaminess lingers from start to finish but is less noticeable until the hops come in. I think the hops created the dry finish, but well worth it as they really balance out the roast nicely.

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy dark brown brew with a sweet note. Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a plastic cup on an Alaska Airlines flight. Not much foam, but quite fizzy on the tongue.

Malty with a touch of sweetness and a winey sensation. It starts off surprisingly bitter with more in the aftertaste. Lots of charred grainy flavors. I’d swear that it has coffee in it. This is a powerfully flavored brew, though the body seems fairly light. A pleasant sip for a dry flight, but it’s more moxie than I’d want for a pintfull.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up a pretty good amount of head which seems to have similar retention. The head is a creamy, light to medium beige while the body is a dark chocolate brown which shows the slightest hint of ruby when held up to the light. Good amount of lacing.

Nose- Pretty subtle aroma which consists mostly of roasted notes. Stronger from the bottle. The glass shows some roasted malt but displays them more as a bubblegum scent. Some coffee. Swirling doesn't add much at all.

Taste- Shows a little more presence than nose. More coffee than just basic roasted notes. Does have a weird finish that is a little sour. Some grain. Some chalk. Sourness that turns sweet and then slightly metallic. Not a good flaw to have in a beer that doesn't have much complexity or presence. The sourness is way too dominant as well. Some earwax bitterness. A little too messy for such a low ABV beer. Still, not quite as bad as it may seem from the above description but pretty much average. The roasted malts are nice but fairly standard. There's a slight flavor profile boost from the oats as well. Slight tendency toward being below average. It's one saving grace is that it's pretty cheap.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with ample carbonation that isn't too much but does give a little zing.

Drinkability- Not too bad if you don't sip it. Pretty much as cheap as a craft bomber gets at 2.50 a bomber. I've only seen Red Hook and Pyramid that cheap.

Overall- Pretty much just average as some of the off flavors begin to mellow out. I can't necessarily endorse trying it but it is cheap enough that it doesn't really matter.

Photo of Dsimenson
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium goblet
A: Black, 3/4" foamy tan head, beautiful clinging lacing as you drink it, hold it up to a high-intensity xenon track light in the kitchen and one sees deep ruby red around the edges.
S: floral, malty, a bit of coffee
T: disappointing after the appearance, understated toffee, malt, nutty, hops bitterness, a bit of coffee. I don't think I like the slight tartness.
F: thin, smooth, a bit disappointing as well
O: A very good porter overall, but not one I would go out looking for.

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BlackWatch Cream Porter from Portland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.