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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

468 Ratings
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Ratings: 468
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

nygannon, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

T_Hass, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bcrossan, Apr 19, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cannery Row Brewing in Monterey. I had no idea this was 8.5%, but it was immediately clear this was a delicious brown ale. The body is relatively light for the weight, I figured this wasn't more than 6 or 6.5%. Isn't of a brown ale's usual slow rolling notes, this beer had pointed notes of cocoa and coffee, dark toasted bread, a couple touches of dark berries, and then more coffee. Easiest one of the biggest brown ales I've ever had. I want more.

tempest, Apr 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

JimmyAloysius, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

PastelBlack, Apr 14, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Ruby brown with one finger of khaki head, little lacing.
S - Huge roasty aroma, lots of coffee, some dark chocolate.
T - Bitter coffee grinds, dark earthy hop, roasted malt and dark chocolate.
M - Medium feel, well carbonated, a little lingering bitterness.
O - Good brown the alcohol is well hidden in this one.

Omnium, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

antonyliu, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

rodlavers, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Very dark brown with a two-finger head
S: The cocoa nibs and coffee mentioned on the label are prominent aromas (note cocoa nibs not chocolate). After that toasted malt and a bit of toffee
T: Matches the nose perfectly. Bitter cocoa & coffee with some pleasant malted notes
M: Medium-bodied, a bit bitter
O: This beer does a great job of featuring its additions and is quite tasty as such. That being said I feel it could use a bit more hop/alt support for balance as the additions are almost all I taste. That would take it from very good to great. Overall a very well made beer & I enjoyed it

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.