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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 28
Gots: 36 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

GeoChase90, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Idrankitall, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

brentk56, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

leosfire, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

scjolson, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

brycevolk, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jabergess, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

kushlash23, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Littleoaktree, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

MaMo138, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerBucks, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of TheMagnanimous
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

TheMagnanimous, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

nickleeye, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MichaelBartz, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MRgnar, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%

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

chinchill, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

seavercm, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

bnes09, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ultrasrs, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.