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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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425 Ratings
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee from local San Diego roasters, Ryan Brothers, and cocoa nibs sourced from famed San Francisco chocolate maker TCHO.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-25-2012)
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TheMagnanimous

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into snifter (no one cares). Appearance is more black than brown. It's not an American Brown Ale by BJCP standards or flavor profile. More like a very drinkable 8.5% Robust Porter for me. The aroma is to die for if you're a coffee lover.

The genius here is instead of using a lot (or any) roasted malts, they brewed an imperial brown ale and kept it fairly dry and quaffable, but used the cacao nibs and coffee to give it the flavor of a robust porter or stout. You would think an 8.5% dark beer would be a sipper, but I found it very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 02:44:47 | More by TheMagnanimous
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-09-2014 22:44:19 | More by nickleeye
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-08-2014 05:44:38 | More by GClarkage
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MichaelBartz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-06-2014 03:40:53 | More by MichaelBartz
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MRgnar

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-02-2014 03:25:45 | More by MRgnar
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos.

Pours black with a good beige head that soon reduces to a ring and partial coat but leaves some lacing.

Aroma: mostly coffee with a faint malt base.

Flavor: coffee overwhelms the dark malts, but it is rather good coffee.

Feel: medium body; medium carbonation.

O: recommended for coffee lovers

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 00:13:00 | More by chinchill
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-30-2014 20:10:46 | More by seavercm
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bnes09

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate brown. Sudsy, soda-like head but with good retention.

Rich, dark aroma with tons of cocoa.

Dense roasted malt. Bold coffee. Dark chocolate. Almonds. Wheat toast. Mild earthy hop. Well balanced.

Medium body. A little over carbonated. Grainy texture.

Solid brown ale. I'm used to these types of flavors in porters and stouts but not in brown ales until now. I'm glad Port Brewing has ventured out and taken my taste buds where they haven't been yet.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 02:58:30 | More by bnes09
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ultrasrs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2014 21:26:44 | More by ultrasrs
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-27-2014 19:47:03 | More by sammyg832
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-24-2014 05:54:28 | More by sourdog
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Bruinbear


3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-22-2014 22:09:42 | More by Bruinbear
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-18-2014 02:50:09 | More by Smarty_Pints
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 15:34:43 | More by MonkeyBread
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-11-2014 02:10:59 | More by Drknight
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BigBlueShep

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-06-2014 23:37:11 | More by BigBlueShep
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2014 02:11:34 | More by Sweffin
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rdmendoza

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 21:18:46 | More by rdmendoza
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-20-2014 21:58:51 | More by podes
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-19-2014 22:16:13 | More by EatonHops
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mactrail

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in the wine glass with a decent head. Plenty of suds in the mouth. This has a thicker substance with a slick mouthfeel. Nice chocolatey aroma with something herbal.

There is a lot of coffee flavor, though it took me some sipping to realize that's what it was. The bitter chocolate taste is the more powerful. Not much taste of alcohol, but there is a winey hint. An abundance of roast malt and plenty of sweetness. Overall this is a richly flavored smooth brew that is totally drinkable.

Aftertaste is bitter coffee with a hoppy edge. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Ibis Market in Mission Hills.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 06:05:39 | More by mactrail
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on ? date is not readable

A: pours a deep brown with two fingers of fluffy light tan head that fades slowly and leaved decent lacing
S: smells of coffee chocolate and roasted malts
T: taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, a slight bitterness from the roast. swallow is coffee forward with a little bit of chocolate and some more roasted malt and a slight hop bitterness to finish the drink
M: this beer sits on the lighter side of medium with fairly active carbonation that flirts with being prickly. the finish on this beer is a little drying
O: This is a nice full flavored brown ale with good flavors and decent complexity. It hits all the right notes and has solid balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 01:57:55 | More by SHODriver
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -28.1%

05-15-2014 02:35:00 | More by mjstacker
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-14-2014 13:15:32 | More by Rifugium
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-14-2014 13:08:59 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.