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Puget Sound Porter - Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

Puget Sound PorterPuget Sound Porter

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%


Brewed by:
Harmon Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2003)
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-23-2012 15:54:08 | More by Braz
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

04-18-2014 11:13:09 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is mostly roasted malt and burnt wood, really nice.
The flavor is balanced and deep, roasted malt, burnt malt, charred wood, and mild bitter finish.
The texture is smooth with low to moderate carbonation.
An outstanding porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 05:44:44 | More by Fatehunter
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harmon Brewing 'Puget Sound Porter' @ 5.4% , served from a couple of 650 ml bottles purchased for $6.50 each

A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a dark brown in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru the good size tan head leaving a sticky lace along the pint

S-cocoa , roasted coffee

T-creamy chocolate milk tasting porter , very little bitterness

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels stronger than a medium body

Ov-ok/good beer , decent American porter

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 07:46:54 | More by LampertLand
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mactrail

California

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red brown in the pint shaker. A decent foam with nicely spritzy mouthfeel. Warm and malty with a surprisingly robust sweet character. The roasted malt is joined by a winey taste. Brewed with a big variety of malts and rated at 40 IBUs.

The hops come on the scene but don't take over. A charred grainy flavor at the end. The malty nose is quite pleasant. A scratchy tang in the aftertaste along with the hoppy bitterness. Quite drinkable but nothing of great interest. On tap at the brewpub in downtown Tacoma.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2013 05:07:21 | More by mactrail
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-07-2013 05:53:18 | More by trytoketchup
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PhillipNordwall

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-29-2013 04:44:07 | More by PhillipNordwall
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -20%

10-23-2013 02:32:01 | More by bernat1971
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2013 23:03:11 | More by CTJman
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-02-2013 15:55:45 | More by leedorham
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 03:25:05 | More by jmccraney
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle:

Into a pint glass:

A: deep dark brown colored body with a one finger off-white foamy head that dies within a minute leaving just barely a coating of light bubbles topping off the body, lacing is clingy and stays together for the most part but starts to spread into some spider webbing after about a minute after the head died

S: hints of cocoa and coffee coming through in a roasty sort of way

T: roasted cocoa and coffee up front and some reflections of malt bracing through every now and again, roasty coffee aftertaste, dry finish

M: light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is fairly smooth and good to me, good for the style

O: a mostly standard porter that I might have again, nothing special, but nothing bad

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 13:19:42 | More by BeerKangaroo
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SGToliver

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2013 17:24:39 | More by SGToliver
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-21-2013 23:26:25 | More by zduerr
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Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-09-2013 04:42:21 | More by Asics
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beertunes

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nearly solid black, just a bit of translucence, and less than 1/4 inch of tan head that had low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had some nice base grains, and a nice amount of roast. The flavor was very similar, and pretty typical for the style, and hit all the right notes. The body was nice and smooth, with a dry finish.

Drinkability was good, you could easily have a few of these when the Porter jones strikes. Overall, a very good, solid brew. You won't go wrong quaffing a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 00:49:59 | More by beertunes
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2013 17:59:02 | More by kjfinnerty
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ronbo5421

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-23-2013 02:36:19 | More by ronbo5421
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-14-2013 02:28:07 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Rich, deep brown. Forms a rocky tan head that clings to the glass in sheets. Drops to a small, chunky cap with a sizable collar that persists. Nice smooth pour.

Smell: When pouring the beer in to the glass a sharp oxidized aroma came back at me. Here's hoping it was a fluke. Hints of cocoa and chocolate malts. Underlying old coffee with bit of grassy finish. Big push of sherry-like oxidation. Almost medicinal at times. Lactic and vaguely fruity. Almost like a chocolatey wine. Brownie batter and tart cherry. Mild roasted character.

Taste: Under the rampant oxidation are layers of cocoa, milk chocolate, and chocolate malts. A nice roasted malt profile with underlying hints of coffee bean. Some grassy, almost herbal hop notes as well. Building malty sweetness. It's all there, but as it warms the sherry and tart cherry flavors dominate. Almost vinous with a decidedly bitter finish. Raw and earthy. Some deeper chocolate notes round it all out.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation is pushed up to just shy of high thanks to the poor QC. Body runs right down the middle but thins out as the beer warms.

Overall: Clean up the water.

I don't know who is responsible for QC for these guys, but this is the second beer that never got warmer than cold and failed to not oxidize and fail. It has the potential to be a decent porter, but if they keep churning out bottles like this, I won't be seeking them out in future trades.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 18:26:18 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-02-2013 23:15:06 | More by KiMiRaiK
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RJLarse

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a bomber of Puget Sound Porter in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black color with a bubble tan head.

Smell is a very strong coffee aroma.

Taste is a dark roasted coffee flavor. There is a coffee flavor upfront, followed by a mild sweetness and a dry bitter charcoal aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly cloying.

Overall a nice dark roasty flavor porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:55:26 | More by RJLarse
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FullPour


3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

clean, thick, and dark in appearance. creamy head. mild nose - hints of roasted chocolate. full in the front of the mouth with rich character, but slim on the finish. overall good porter, easy drinking and not overbearing, but a touch lean to be exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 04:35:35 | More by FullPour
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-24-2012 03:56:45 | More by NickThePyro
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zachhg


4.5/5  rDev +20%

12-20-2012 06:27:50 | More by zachhg
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Puget Sound Porter from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.