1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Board Meeting - Port Brewing

Not Rated.
Board MeetingBoard Meeting

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

478 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 478
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 37 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 478 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChewbaccaSD
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

ChewbaccaSD, Yesterday at 06:57 AM
Photo of Ropowers3
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ropowers3, Sunday at 09:58 PM
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

costanzo_mike, Sunday at 09:53 PM
Photo of Hootie159
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Hootie159, Sunday at 09:53 PM
Photo of Keananmichael5
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Keananmichael5, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of tree777
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

tree777, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Nage37
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Nage37, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bung, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -3.8%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ste5venla, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev -3.8%

moarmare, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev -3.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of dagubna
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

650ml bottle
Served chilled in a snifter

Appearance: The beer appears a very dark brown in the glass, with a backlight revealing a a thick slice of deep red along the edges of the glass. A rough pour yields a massive tan coloured head that displays good retention and leaves great looking rings of lacing as it recedes. 4.5

Smell: The initial nose is dominated by cocoa and coffee with a light underlying sweetness. As the beer begins to warm, toasty malt, a certain breadiness and a dark fruity character emerge. There is no trace of the 8,5% noted in the nose. 4

Taste: The flavour is quite a lot more bitter than I expected and as with the nose, is dominated by cocoa and coffee. Other notes include: Toasted malt, a bready quality, dark fruits, a yeasty note and the faintest hint of hops. 3.75

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and sadly well over carbonated. After some serious swirling the carbonation is at a more manageable level and relatively smooth. 3.25

Overall: Board Meeting is a really solid brown ale, however I think a lowering of the level of carbonation and a little less bitterness would be a big improvement. 3.75

Thehuntmaster, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of NotDarkEnough
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

NotDarkEnough, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Clemskis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Clemskis, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of sjroseen
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sjroseen, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of hozersr
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hozersr, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of ImperialStout
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ImperialStout, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of NathanielCush
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NathanielCush, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of DerekCarruth
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

DerekCarruth, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ironchefkook
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ironchefkook, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev -3.8%

JC333, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DNICE555, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Tobes181
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Tobes181, Aug 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.