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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
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443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 30 | 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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BergBeer

California

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A: Deep opaque brown with a mocha head. No lacing to be seen but good head retention!

S: Deep coffee and chocolate! Smells fantastic! Smells like some fancy coffee drink but better because of the malt at the end.

T: Deep rick roasted coffee cover the whole mouth with hints of semi sweet chocolate, orange, prune, fig , and currant. Slight hop and malt on the finish! Taste great

M: Medium body with good carbonation. Goes down really smooth but thins out as it warms making it have some what of a stale coffee flavor later in the beer but nothing to really make it bad!

O: Great coffee beer! Most coffee beers i have had just have hints of it but this one brings it front and center! Great mix of coffee chocolate and dark fruit also sets this apart and keeps it from being a one dimensional coffee beer! Little disappointed at the weird thinning as warmed but still a great brew!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 13:57:20 | More by BergBeer
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color capped by a frothy mocha head a few strands of lace dot the side of the glass

Smell: Fudge, toasted brown bread and a touch of coffee

Taste: Toasted brown bread smeared with chocolate, up front, with the coffee adding another element, after the swallow; brown sugar sweetness lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I doubt that anybody would pick this as a brown ale in a blind tasting but whatever style you want to call it, it is an enjoyable beer

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4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
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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.

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

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
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