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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-25-2012

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, I loved the coffee back taste. It was just enough

Photo of Josh012012
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidSomers
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kendollkaff
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 94Sip
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Total Wine & Spirits while staying in Rancho Mirage. I can only get this when I am out in Cali - please someone help them get this into Texas.

Overall: This does NOT seem like a brown ale to me; more like a porter. But I am glad to see a brewery pushing the boundaries of brown ale and blurring the lines between porter/stout and brown ale. Never seen a brown ale brewed with coffee and cocoa nibs - that is typical stout ingredients.

Look: looks like a porter/stout. Real dark brown with typical tan head. The head poured very creamy looking and stuck around for most of each glass that I poured.

Smell: lots of coffee, and a very smooth coffee at that.

Taste: Immediate taste of a nice medium bodied, evenly roasted coffee. Over time you pick up a good bit of caramel, toffee, and some good chocolate notes. Maybe a little maple syrupy/brown sugar as it warmed up, which was nice to see it change as the temperature changed.

Feel: Again, feels and drinks more like a porter/stout that what I am used to as a brown ale. Good carbonation.

Photo of Denzo
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bourassa23
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuperHop18
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black with 1/2" head that settles down quickly.
Aroma is of coffee.
Flavor is coffee and some chocolate.
Medium mouth feel, flavor sticks around for some time.
This is a good Brown Ale. With the addition of coffee and chocolate, I might have guessed this was a porter. Good solid beer but not great.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JonCaytion
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite browns along with Rogues Hazelnut. Good coffee flavor

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of TruePerception
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Port Brewing's Board Meeting, brown ale, brewed with coffee and cocoa nibs. 8.5% ABV.

A: Pours a dark brown. Over two fingers of lighter cocoa brown head. Black in the glass, with a light golden brown in the dimple. Almost no lacing, and just a touch of sheeting.

S: Lighter bodied coffee aroma dominates. A touch of powdered cocoa in the background. A touch of candy malt.

T/MF: Tastes more like a porter than a brown ale. Slightly soft on the palate, but with a decent carbonation at the same time. More of that lighter coffee. Just a hint of dark chocolate.

Not a bad start to the evening, though not an amazing beer by any stretch. Just quite solid.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of stimulus
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
4.2/5  rDev +1%

A - very dark brown, almost black with a big tan coloured head. Retains well leaving rings of lacing on the sides of the glass

S - Chocolate, Hazlenut, roasty coffee. Some dark fruits.

T - Bitter coffee, dark chocolate, Bready notes, Hazlenut and Dark Fruits. A little citrusy hop on the aftertaste.

M - medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Finishes medium dry.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.