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Porter - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Auraan
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice deep, almost black/brown with a reddish tint and a half finger of off-white head. About right for a porter. It looks true to form and quite nice. Scents of roast malt, black coffee, dark cocoa, some creamy vanilla-like aromas and some soy sauce. A good, typical porter aroma. Nothing amazing, but pleasant. Taste begins with roast malt, some dark chocolate, black coffee notes, sweet caramel flavors, some slight fruity flavors, faint vanilla and some slight sour flavors. These flavors are sustained throughout the sip and into the finish. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with roast malt and burnt vegetable matter notes. A bit sweeter than some other porters, but fairly true to style, nothing out of the ordinary, but that's good sometimes. Not too complex, pleasant and easy to drink. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, and a somewhat creamy feeling. Quite easy to drink, as a porter should be, though the carbonation may be just a touch too high. Overall this is a good porter. Its nothing out of the ordinary or amazing, but it is a good, down-to-earth session ale. If that's what you want this is a good bet.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of stckhndlr
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A- pours with a really large sea foam like head. light tan color. good lacing along the glass. decent head retention. nice dark porter with little light shining through. I would have to say so far so good.

S- a malty roast note. however, it has a syrupy kind of smell to it. almost like its going to be super sweet. the longer you smell it the more and more it seems to take on vanilla coffee aroma. Creamy.

T- Very sweet. Milky with a caramel vanilla flavor to it. The syrup factor is very prominent. It starts to mold into a coffee maple syrup kind of flavor.

M- Very slippery by porter standards. for such a huge head in the beginning I expected alot more of a creamy foamy texture. I was looking for full body and this came up way short.

O- As I am not a huge fan of porters as much as I am of stouts and such, I expect alot out of my porter when I do drink them. The appearance of this gives all the hope in the world for it to be a great beer. The syrup factor of the nose and taste were a disappointment. However it is a very drinkable beer. It doesn't overwhelm the palate nor leave a cloying aftertaste. I would drink again if offered but I would not go out of my way for this one. I would lable this a average middle of the road porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head which displays more than adequate retention. The head is a light to medium beige while the body is a slightly translucent, dull chocolate brown which shows hints of garnet and maroon when held up to the light. Lacing is bands of sheeting extending far above the surface of the beer.

Nose- Very subdued but still shows a bit of complexity. Roasted notes are most prominent but the background shows a sublime mix of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and toffee. Some milk and cream. Stronger caramel and coffee from the bottle. Swirling reinforces the milk aspects of the aroma.

Taste- Mild roasted notes after a thin sour/sweet front. Sweetness tries to grow in tandem with some coffee aspects but falls flat. Some generic raisin or even grape- something vinous and slightly cloying. Not even raisin- just a vague syrup that I do not enjoy. It would not be so problematic if it didn't flatten out the entire flavor profile. Still, some roasted notes with bits of chocolate and cocoa that manage to show through. It does settle down which renders it mostly boring. Just above average. This criticism results mostly from the lack of presence that this beer exhibits. It's soft and accessible but it does nothing for me. Slightly above average. But this beer is really bland- average is the best that it can do.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied which would seem full enough if this beer wasn't too carbonated. Too much zing. A porter should never border on carbonic.

Drinkability- It doesn't taste like much of anything so it's pretty easy to drink. In line with craft beer prices but nothing I would ever buy again.

Overall- The word I keep using for this beer is boring. Sure, try it. It doesn't offend in anyway but I don't think it ever will amaze. This is less expressive than the Session Black I was drinking before it.

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3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: black and opaque with thin brown head

Aroma: roasty with a subtle dark fruitiness, not overwhelmingly aromatic

Taste: roasty and well balanced with a little fruitiness, easy drinkability

Mouthfeel: medium body, low carbonation, easy drinkability

Overall: Not bad overall, nothing revolutionary but definitely a solid choice. Roasty and medium bodied.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Seattle. Black pour with a bit of lighter brown on the edges and a small cream head. Aroma of sweet coffee, toasty hard candy, and only a bit of roast. Flavor follows the aroma perfectly, with a nicely robust mouthfeel. Solid porter but on the sweet side. A little more roast would have really made this a great beer. I'll stick with Black Butte when I'm out west.

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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, some flecks of brown. Very little foam. Nose is strong coffee, strong and pronounced. Taste is a flavorful, bitter, coffee throughout. Smooth, some carbonation. Mellow.

Reviews of this are down, I thought it was pretty good.

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3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with a one finger mocha head that fades quickly into a thin ring with light lacing.

Aroma of dark coffee, hints of dark chocolate and malt.

Taste is dominated by dark roasted bitter coffee with a slight chocolate sweetness.

Mouth Feel is light body and carbonation, a little watery and slightly dry.

Overall an okay porter, needs a little more body and a little more balance to offset the bitterness.

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3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown, almost black with 1/4 inch head and no lacing.

Smell is mostly coffee with some cocoa bringing up the rear.

Taste is equally coffee and chocolate and pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is light and drinkable with high carbonation.

This is somewhat lighter than most porters I've come across. A pretty solid effort.

Porter from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.