Pacemaker Porter - Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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Pacemaker PorterPacemaker Porter

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flyers Restaurant And Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Derek on 08-11-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RJLarse
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of doughanson78
2.85/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Super dark brown, maybe black but a little light comes through giving dark brown highlights. Half finger mocha colored head with decent retention. Very nice lacing.

S: Big chocolate and roasted coffee/espresso. That's it. Nothing more needed. Awesome aroma.

T: A smooth creamy chocolate to start. Then a roasted espresso bitterness takes over. Goes downhill from there. Don't know how to describe it, maybe a metallic sourness, or maybe what I would expect glass to taste like. Very acidic going down.

M: A little thin for a porter. No creaminess. Very acidic.

O: Wow. Great looking beer. Top notch aroma. And total utter disappointment after that. There is no bottling date, so I don't know if this is out dated or what. I don't think I've ever had a "skunked beer", or whatever you'd call it, so I can't really say. I love Porters, definitely do not love this one.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
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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Pacemaker Porter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
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