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