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Donner Party Porter - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Donner Party Porter
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88
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at monks

Pours a dark blacked out color with a thick froth of softly tanned head resting on top. Evens out, leaving some patchy lacing and a collar of film on the brew.

Pleasant mix of roasted coffee beans, semi-sweet chocolate and dark malts in the nose. Each sniff becomes more intoxicating, as the layers of malts start to reveal themselves.

Full and robust right up front with nice roasted malt flavors. Layers of caramel and bread crust are coupled with a dark roasted coffee flavor which is right on point for coffee drinkers like myself. A touch of sweetness from chocolate and malts, finished off with some dry oats and coffee on the back end.

Fuller medium body, nice carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue. I don't often find myself raving about porters, but this one stood out amongst an already impressive lineup of 5050 beers.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2012 18:12:29 | More by xnicknj
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2011 19:32:17 | More by twowheelssoar
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-14-2013 18:50:40 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-28-2012 02:43:42 | More by Wowcoolman
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 23:08:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-30-2013 23:00:09 | More by Kayaker
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-16-2013 04:50:15 | More by jaydoc
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-03-2013 01:24:18 | More by largadeer
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sansho

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-01-2013 23:08:46 | More by sansho
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ScottO

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-25-2013 19:29:03 | More by ScottO
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-15-2013 22:22:39 | More by drummermattie02
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Swervine44

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-28-2012 00:59:50 | More by Swervine44
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JimmyTango

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-30-2012 16:27:37 | More by JimmyTango
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oline73

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Capone's during Philly beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark brown color with some light coming through at the edges. There is a layer of off white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lace on the glass.

Smell: Light roast with a touch of sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar. I'm also getting some bitter chocolate.

Taste: Dark chocolate and roast flavors are there, but they're smooth. I'm getting some dark fruit and brown sugar as well. This is a very smooth and easy drinking porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This porter is complex and easy to drink. I thought it was very good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 00:59:45 | More by oline73
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BierJager89

California

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 00:56:43 | More by BierJager89
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-18-2014 23:14:49 | More by mc4z
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2013 23:09:47 | More by RandyKemka
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Almost black with a red ring a around the top and bottom. Almost a 1/4 inch tan head with no retention

Smell: Coffee and chocolate and a nice roasted malt smell

Taste: Very nice coffee notes not too much but just the right amount. Hints of chocolate and caramel

Mouthfeel: Buttery and silky. Medium body and medium carbonation levels

Overall: Very nice porter. Very nice and enjoyable flavors. This is my first beer by fifty/fifty brewing company and I am quite impressed. I also have a growler of the totality stout and I cant wait to crack it open

Serving type: growler

07-07-2011 02:20:14 | More by DarthKostrizer
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2012 22:11:52 | More by rbrefbeerman
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tschiess

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2013 04:41:49 | More by tschiess
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2013 07:14:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-12-2013 02:06:40 | More by MarkyMOD
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nrb1

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2013 15:31:19 | More by nrb1
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2013 22:22:51 | More by Goobastic
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BlazmoIntoWowee

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Darker than black coffee, completely opaque and thick. Looks more like a stout than a porter to the naked eye.

Smell: Roasty notes, nothing out of the ordinary.

Taste: Zowy! A pretty much equal mix of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Blends together superbly.

Mouthfeel: One of the nicest drinking beers I've had in some time. Smoother than silk.

My first beer from 50/50 and an impressive one at that.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 01:15:02 | More by BlazmoIntoWowee
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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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