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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 29 | 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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Reviews by slainte35:
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slainte35

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-01-2013 18:47:16 | More by slainte35
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 02:41:45 | More by brentk56
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-22-2014 19:16:56 | More by curlybird
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leosfire

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2014 18:51:33 | More by leosfire
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scjolson

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-22-2014 18:32:41 | More by scjolson
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-21-2014 14:51:13 | More by brycevolk
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-21-2014 00:22:21 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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jabergess

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 02:43:11 | More by jabergess
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-18-2014 22:53:18 | More by kushlash23
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-16-2014 21:57:04 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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Littleoaktree

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-16-2014 01:41:26 | More by Littleoaktree
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 20:54:55 | More by _morandi_
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MaMo138


3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-13-2014 17:55:27 | More by MaMo138
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 00:13:04 | More by BeerBucks
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TheMagnanimous

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +2.2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -9.9%

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

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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 -3.8%

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

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2014 05:54:28 | More by sourdog
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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.