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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 39
Gots: 55 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Was expecting a lighter, thinner brew. Turns out it was quite thick and the taste was approaching an Russian Imperial Stout. While not a bad beer, I felt it would have been more apt under the Russian Imperial Stout style. Ah yes, the brew hid the alcohol well, and tasted better as it warmed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $6.99. Description sounded pretty good and I've found Port beers to be more consistent and affordable than Lost Abbey so I gave it a shot. Dark brown, definitely a brown ale not a porter. Smell is decent cofffee, not bad. Flavor is more coffee, I get no chocolate nibs, pretty meh overall. I would not purchase this again and it was a little too strong to boot.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Solid brew.
Dark brown color. Smell is nothing extraordinary, as an the taste was a very strong coffee. Mouthfeel was very smooth, and not overly carbonated . Only complaint (just my opinion), is the coffee flavor was a bit more than I would like. Otherwise a good choice.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This is pretty dark for a brown ale, the head starts off big but then dissipates into a small ring in the glass, minimal lacing!

Aroma: Initially I get a good amount of cheap coffee, as the beer warms up it becomes smoky and you can detect the cocoa nibs.

Taste: Same as aroma, at first its all coffee but then the camp-fire smokiness and a bit of cocoa come through to make up for the initial cheap coffee taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This beer, like the Palo Santo Marron by Dogfish Head, both have an identity problem. Palo Santo is closer to an Imperial IRS and whereas this one could have been easily labeled a Rauchbier. It is a pretty solid beer nonetheless. I would buy it again at $5.00 but it's too expensive for $8.00 !!

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
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