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Pacemaker Porter - Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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Pacemaker PorterPacemaker Porter

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 33
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flyers Restaurant And Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Derek on 08-11-2007

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 33
Reviews by kemoarps:
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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Who knew the little south end equivalent of a convenience store would have good prices on some beers that I had never had. Impressive.
Anyway, this one was one of the ones I picked up.

Decent cola body, but no head. The nose is sweet with some malts, with the taste following suit. It's a somewhat thin, but goes down smoothe. There's some plum/fig/dark fruit in there, and a minimal bittering on the end. It's not bad, it's just not outstanding, which relegates it to 'meh' status in the midst of my current splurging for the short time I am somewhere with a little variety, and thus discovering some amazing brews.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dave for the bomber. This porter opens with a big dark chocolate (lighter, like 35% cacao) character with a dry citrus pepper finish. As it warms, the hops build for sort of a chocolate orange rind character. This is an interesting porter, and that's tough to find. Give this a try.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of isualum12
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok I will admit before I start I have a love affair with porter recently.

So we stopped by and had the world flight at Pikes brewery in downtown Seattle tonight. this was a great option...

smelled like chockalott and bourbon...
Color is black as night
smooth without a any bite
i didn't notice any head even though i am sure it had one.

Drinkablity is high in my books....

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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of Libby pours a rich dark brown color without much highlighting. Thin tan head fades to a bubbly collar.

Nose is mocha with a little hint of piney hops. Pretty straightforward, sweet-ish porter aroma.

Taste displays much of the same as the coffee/chocolate interplay is nicely done. Fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the finish and the yeastiness gives of a lightly tart fruity twinge...in a good way. Pretty viscous for not really being all that sweet. Not bad, not bad...above average porter that has a little something that reminds me of black butte.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sharp's Roaster at Sea Tac Intl Airport.

A - Pours dark deep brown with medium brown foam with appearance of being a thick beer.

S - Noticeable coffee, chocalate, and malts really was inviting.

T - Nice full flavor of the coffee, malts and cocoa. A good balance of flavor for this style of porter.

M - Full mouthfeel and nice after taste with no bitterness.

O - Again, A great brew that I will look for in bottles, and a great name "Flyers" for the Naval Aviators at NAS Whidbey Island.

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Photo of Derek
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A robust porter in style...

A: Black with chestnut highlights, light tan head, good retention, light lace.

S: Coffee, molases, dark chocolate.

T: Coffee, black-strap molases, dark chocolate, slight roasted acidity, slight licorous.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, hint of chalky acidity, dry finish.

D: Big, bold flavour is a little much to session.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite lovely appearance with a creamy tall head on the black brew in the narrow tulip. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue, and a big mouthful of flavor.

Dark roasted malt with some burnt flavors. Some dark caramel and a long deep dark flavor with just a touch of the malty sweetness. A little of the odd rye sort of flavor-- faintly sourish and grainy. The bitter finish brings a little hop flavor to the scorched bitterness of the grains.

The deep winey sensation with the sudsy mouthfeel makes for a very drinkable and smooth quaff. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the Flyers brewpub in Oak Harbor.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty, inspiring color. Pale brown head with coarse lacing.

Deep coffee, malty flavor. Like Peets espresso. Smells a bit like Ten Fiddy (which is awesome).

Malt, coffee taste. Also cocoa. Damn this is good.

Rich mouthfeel, could almost be a stout. Nice carbonation, not too much.

Finish of licorice, hints of sweet malt.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of philbertk
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flyers Brewery--Skagit River Brewery Custom Bottling--Flyers Brand Beer Pacemaker Porter-2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 25 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Big creamy lacy espresso head. Opaque deep dark black color. Roasted floral chocolate mild espresso front. Creamy mellow cloying sweet malty roasted dark chocolate pudding mild fruit rich doughy robust Porter body. Sediment hint. Mild hop dry citrus hint end. Sampled 3/4/2011. Purchased fro $4.99 at The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 12/29/2010.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of Pacemaker Porter in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pink glass.

Pours a black walnut color, nearly opaque, with a thick frothy tan head.

Smell is a sweet chocolate and coffee aroma.

Taste is a dark roasted brain flavor up front, with chocolate and coffee flavors along side, and dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a creamy texture, slightly cloying, with a dry aftertaste.

Overall a nice porter. Perhaps a little more bitter than I would like, but not bad.

NOTE: The CH-300 Pacemaker was an amphibious aircraft of the 1920's and 30's.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pacemaker Porter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
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