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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: 2
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 06:06:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.