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Pothole Porter - Half Pints Brewing Company

Pothole PorterPothole Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%


Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: trevorwideman on 05-11-2008)
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle- pours dark brown cola colour with minimal light brown head. Nose- dark fruits and some roast. Robust carbonation, cola like consistency, chocolate, finish is dry, slightly woody. Body is initially rich then thins out. Solid porter and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 00:29:13 | More by oakbluff
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of chocolate fudge, mild roasted coffee, and a bit of vanilla caramel. More chocolate baking in the mouth, along with caramel malts upfront. The cold coffee notes come through stronger on the back end, along with some very mild grainy wood and a bit of spicy hop. Thick milkshake-like body. Definitely less fruity than some other baltics I've had, I think this one would qualify under a "strong porter" category. Nice to see that the oak treatment isn't over the top (not that I expected it to be). Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 20:12:44 | More by fisherman34
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a Tan head, very little retention, some leg/lace.

S: Dark chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, rum, dark bread, licorice. Great stuff.

T: Dark chocolate, molasses, licorice, dark bread, coffee, underlying floral hops, light smoke & a touch of soy sauce. Good bitterness; alcohol has a nice warmth. I'm really liking it.

M: Fairly thick body is nice and smooth with a touch of acidity.

D: Quite drinkable.

Thanks for the trade Oakbluff!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 23:46:41 | More by Derek
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Viggo shared this one. thanks eric!

12oz bottle. sampled july 18/08.

pours deep brown with a small dense light brown head. drops fairly fast to a thick ring around the glass and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is great. light alcohol. bit of roast. toasted multi-grain bread. dark and milk chocolate. light caramel sweetness. bit of coffee. light fruity character. just a touch of baltic sourness.

taste is good. roasty and toasty. toasted whole wheat bread. bit of biscuit. light caramel. coffee. bittersweet chocolate. bit of milk chocolate. light alcohol. nice light fruity character. just over medium bitterness level, mostly seeming to come from bittersweet chocolate and roast. the roast actually seems a touch high, but not overly so. after a while the roast starts to fade, either due to it warming or me just growing numb to it.

mouthfeel is good. smooth well integrated medium carbonation level. medium body with a fairly dry finish.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced, hiding the alcohol quite well. with a touch less roast i'd love this one, but quite solid as it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 01:44:29 | More by grub
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to oakbluff for sending me a couple of these in a trade.

Pours an opaque dark brown/black, thin tan head forms, quickly drops to a thin ring, not much lacing. Smell is neat, perfumy, some chocolate, caramel, lots of dark fruit, roast, alcohol, sherry, nuts, neat. Taste is nice, roasty, chocolate, bread, caramel, nuts, fruits, perfume and citrus/floral undertones, pretty interesting, some sourness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty nice stuff. Thanks Scott!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 01:30:31 | More by Viggo
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Oakbluff: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry and roasted malt notes with some distinct notes of black chocolate. Taste is a mix between some quality black chocolate and some dry roasted and somewhat bitter malt notes. Full body with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done for the style and not too extreme - I could drink more then one in a session.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 17:50:16 | More by Phyl21ca
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into my Half Pints glass.

Pours a thick, dark, chocolatey black, completely opaque with an inch of head that settles to a wisp the leaves a bit of lace and retains well. Big aroma with a very nice balance. Aromas of chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits and spices, specifically clove and a light cinnamon and pepper. There's a distinct sweet bubblegum aroma as well. Complex but all the aromas are distinct and very much in keeping with the style.

Taste is full of roasted malt, milk chocolate, lactic acidity, fruity esters and dried fruits. Distinctly spicy as well with the clove and cinnamon like flavours hinted at in the aroma. Very nice balance. Body is lighter than expected and carbonation is zippy and drives the flavours across the palate. Very dry finish. This slides down extremely easily for the strength and I would love it if this was a regular offering. For now, I'm savouring this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 03:19:19 | More by trevorwideman
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Pothole Porter from Half Pints Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.