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Puget Sound Porter - Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

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Puget Sound PorterPuget Sound Porter

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 22.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harmon Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2003

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 67
Reviews by ronbo5421:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Photo of explosivebeer
2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one was fairly think, clear, and black with a lot of slightly burnt coffee in the flavor, with a hint of toffee. It has a mild coffee aroma and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It was a little disappointing but not bad.

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Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pint glass at the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma.
Appearance is dark. Nice head. Good lace.
Nose and taste up front is chocolate. Very smooth.
This is a very delicious porter - not my favorite style but would be if they were all this good.
Liked it so much I got a growler to go.
Additional comment: Harmon doesn't go "big" with their beers. I give them points for doing an exceptional job of meeting their objective.

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of drone
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, near black red brown amber. Very light tan head and no lacing. Delicious chocolate and chocolate up front with a malty middle and nice smooth finish with light hops. I like this and consider it well done. Not an thick imperial porter, and agree with other reviewers that this is a somewhat understated, but nicely made and enjoyable porter.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of pin
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mommee123
1/5  rDev -73.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ScreamForMe
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having never heard of Harmon (so sue me), I saw a bottle of this at the local beer store and thought I'd give it a try.

Poured into the only clean beer glassware available (pint), the smell of coffee and a bit of chocolate is what I first noticed.

Very little head on the beer - 1/2 inch at most.

It reminds me of Black Butte's little cousin.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Photo of Hortus
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tap into pint glass.

Appearance - This recipe has to have changed since eballard's review of "This beer comes a dark black color. So dark that you can hardly see any light pass through it at all." As of this writing the beer is a clear (see through) brown.

Smell - Big time coffee aroma! Really nice job getting that aroma out of the malts used.

Taste - Caramel malts possibly? Nice tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - not much to report. Average mouthfeel.

Drinkability - perfectly drinkable beer.

This is clearly a different recipe than has been reviewed by some others. I know that the brewer told me he changed the recipe for the Rajah IPA from 2006 to 2007. Did he change this recipe? Did the bartender pour me a brown instead of the porter? I don't think so. She asked me if I wanted the vanilla Porter or the regular and I said the regular so I'm sure she was paying attention. Bizarre.

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Photo of froghop
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a small khaki head, and some lacing.

smell is of strong coffee, cocoa, and roasted nuts.

taste is tart, sour malt, some cocoa, and some coffee, end is overpowering with the tartness, and a little dry.

overall not that bad, would like less tart/sour and more on the coffee.

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3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Puget Sound Porter from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.