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Donner Party Porter - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Donner Party Porter
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BA SCORE
88
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-28-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jul 29, 2014
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iL0VEbeer, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

cmgage, Jul 01, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Black with a creamy mocha head.

S: Nose is dark roast coffee-forward with typical dark chocolate and roasted malt you expect from a porter.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, not very complex, but pretty tasty.

M: Full bodied and not smooth.

O: Pretty good, fairly characteristic of a porter, though perhaps not as bitter or robust as you'd expect. Recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

TwoBeers, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mc4z, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

tschiess, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

SHerninko, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

bigfnjoe, Dec 01, 2013
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Kayaker, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

waddellc2, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

On tap, in a shaker pint glass, at the brewery.

Appearance - Dark. Thick, tan head. Handsome.

Smell - Semi sweet chocolate. Burnt toast.

Taste - Semi sweet chocolate. Root beer. Burnt toast. Peppercorn.

Mouth - Acidic.

Overall - A rather aggressive interpretation of a Porter. Not bad but not smooth (like the famous English Porters that we all know and love). I would have guessed this beer was a Stout.

T100Mark, Aug 01, 2013
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ScottO, Jul 25, 2013
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jmdrpi, Jun 24, 2013
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nrb1, Jun 10, 2013
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Goobastic, Apr 28, 2013
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MarkyMOD, Apr 12, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -11%

On tap at City Tavern in Culver City, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cookie dough, and cocoa. Taste is much the same with a char flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a roast forward set of flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 17, 2013
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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.