Board Meeting - Port Brewing
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4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22-oz poured to tulip, right out of the fridge. Purchased ~4 months ago. Consumed 3-1-2014.
Prime example of the difficulties in "rating to style." The alcohol per volume here exceeds that of the typical american brown ale. More aggressively hopped as well. Appearance screams "stout." IMO, though, it is less hopped (thus, "maltier," sweeter) than the typical (coffee) stout.
A: dark mahogany, almost black, but red at the edges mid pour; 1.5-finger tan head; the head (lacing too) sticks around a long time, dissipating slowly to a thin cap
S: much more potent roasted malts than typical; toffee; faint dark roast coffee
T: ~60-70% semisweet cacao; clearly not milk chocolate, yet (happily) this does not present the "dark fruit" bitterness of much higher cacao chocolate bars. moves quickly to a more astringent roast than typical, although that is less pronounced with warming. the immediate aftertaste is of dark roast coffee, but the chocolate returns to the fore later. there's a lot going on here
M: well-carbonated. medium mouthfeel
very solid ale. warms nicely. whether "stout" or "brown ale," this is good
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 23:59:13 | More by StoutItOutLoud
3.96/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very dark brown. Small layer of bone colored foam. Okay.
Has a great presence of cocoa nibs and roasted coffee and brown ale malts. Reminds me of Cigar City Cubano a little. Nice and deep with complexity and darker notes. Earthy, like African coffee. Awesome.
Coffee-forward with notes of dark cocoa and sweet roasty malts. Has mellowness and fervor with a noticeable alcohol peeking in. A great morning ale, for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2014 23:09:15 | More by thecheapies
Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.