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Board Meeting - Port Brewing

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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 33 | 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  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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ONUMello

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%

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

04-01-2014 17:33:19 | More by ONUMello
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California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-01-2014 15:48:20 | More by Tumult
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-31-2014 00:49:10 | More by ChrisDragon
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willjschmidt

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2014 20:19:39 | More by willjschmidt
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2014 20:52:12 | More by HollyHops
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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

03-26-2014 02:52:02 | More by KAF
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-25-2014 23:13:58 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Elsinorebrewmaster

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-25-2014 04:21:19 | More by Elsinorebrewmaster
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-23-2014 04:29:54 | More by allstar255
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-22-2014 10:18:14 | More by Maillard
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cody4prez

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2014 02:36:40 | More by cody4prez
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2014 18:47:08 | More by jason_nwx
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-08-2014 23:56:37 | More by DannyMac614
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California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2014 23:40:41 | More by KJ2013
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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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

03-01-2014 23:59:13 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Virginia

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California

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.