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Pawn Shop Porter - Allentown Brew Works

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Pawn Shop PorterPawn Shop Porter

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81
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Know that feeling when you come across a diamond in the rough? This 12 oz sessionable gem, with notes of chocolate and hints of caramel, is well worth any trade. You'll soon be sifting through the couch cushions for spare change and crawling through closets for Great grandma's gold chain.

(Beer added by: tempest on 07-20-2007)
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Deuane:
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

A really nice straight forward American style porter. Dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Slight hints of roasted coffee and chocolate in the nose. Tatse of roasted malt and a backround hint of licorice that became more apparent as the beer warmed.

Overall a very nice, solid and easy to drink porter.

10-19-2007 13:04:12 | More by Deuane
More User Reviews:
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap @ Allentown Brew Works 10/18 (O.G. 1.058 ABV 5.7%)
This is about the 6th time I've had this brew.
Dark brown with small head, good lacing.
Strong aroma of chocolate, carmel and malt. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, english malt and carmel. A very tasty and extremely drinkable porter. Not too heavy. A very nice staple beer here at Allentown.

10-18-2010 21:58:20 | More by acurtis
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eklie

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-19-2014 04:36:28 | More by eklie
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

A fine example a of a good, clean American porter, though maybe a touch on the lighter side. The malt profile was more dark roasted coffee with a touch of cocoa and black grains. I like more chocolate and less obvious grain taste, but it was still pretty tasty and nicely balanced.

07-20-2007 03:12:24 | More by tempest
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-03-2014 02:34:12 | More by mikefuski17
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-11-2012 23:15:51 | More by Mudawg
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-02-2013 01:02:16 | More by IdrinkGas
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Phillybrewhead

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-24-2014 19:07:41 | More by Phillybrewhead
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-23-2014 01:19:40 | More by TheFightfan1
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Served on tap at the Bethlehem location, poured into a pint glass

A- pours black with no head whatsoever. Not sure if that was due to sitting out at the bar for awhile or not, so I won't dock it too bad

S- the aroma is faint, but what I'm getting is roasted malts and light chocolate

T- chocolate and coffee are the predominant flavors, with a decent bit of roast

M- a little thin

O- nothing really outstanding here, just an easy drinking porter

06-15-2011 21:49:19 | More by bigfnjoe
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-17-2013 23:46:42 | More by iwillhaveanother
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-13-2014 13:15:12 | More by Drknight
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wampahoofus

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: A nice dark brown with a cream-colored head. Fades after a few minutes leaving some lacing

Smell: Not much. A bit of malt and smoke.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt. Yummy.

Mouthfeel: Mellow with a bit of bitterness

Drinkability: Very nice drinkable beer. Goes down easy with with the Brew Works lobster dip. Oh yeah!

01-06-2011 22:50:21 | More by wampahoofus
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at the Allentown Brew Works location.

This one poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and light coffee. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, and light caramel. Overall a nice Porter.

Notes from 10/13/07

11-25-2008 13:21:59 | More by hopdog
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Appearance is dark brown with ruby and copper colors on the edges. There was a finger of head that retained for a bit. The nose was mildly roasty. As for the taste, roasted malts were present throughout and this offering had a mild bitterness on the finish. This is a standard, drinkable, but definitely unremarkable, porter.

03-12-2013 05:09:51 | More by 57md
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

10-13-2013 23:32:28 | More by TheBigBoy
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-12-2013 03:49:55 | More by zapahoppa
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%

12 oz bottle, no date.

pours a very dark brown, off-white colored head that fades to a thin ring. no lacing. mild milk chocolate sweet aroma. taste is similar, just a touch of sweetness. no roast flavors at all. medium to thicker body, mild carbonation.

overall - easy to drink, subdued flavors.

07-13-2014 03:07:19 | More by jmdrpi
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-16-2014 00:49:27 | More by Houser
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-10-2013 18:52:24 | More by twenty5
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

On-Tap at the Allentown Brew Works

A - Dark, chocolate brown color with a thin light brown head, laces nicely

S - Dominant notes of chocolate, cocoa, light fruitiness, oats and malts

T - Chocolate and malts are the dominant flavors, and there is a definite ashy flavor; slight alcohol warmth hits the front of the pallet but subsides nicely behind the rest of the flavors; slight sugary sweetness

M - Feels a little thin and watery for the style, leaves a dryness on the pallet

D - Easy to drink, seems more session-able then it probably is at 5.7 ABV, but I still enjoyed a few. Maybe it's just me, but I would label this a stout based on mouthfeel alone...I know there is no real difference between the two, but I've become accustomed to a thicker, heavier beer being labeled as Porter...just my .02

03-14-2010 20:22:35 | More by ZeroSignal
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Durge

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

A pretty opaque chocolate black color with a fair, splotchy oatmeal colored head and very nice lacing scribbled along the glass. The aroma is charcoal chocolate with a touch of mild floral hops and a hint of swamp water. The flavor brings grainy malt and more charcoal and chocolate. It's fairly thin and a fair drinker, very carbonated, and leaves a definite burnt wood bitterness on the tongue. Kind of weak in feel and flavor seems undeveloped. The flavor seems washed away after the initial charcoal hit. It gathers a little creaminess as it warms. This was OK, pretty drinkable, but ultimately forgettable.

04-25-2009 15:27:39 | More by Durge
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-21-2013 16:11:13 | More by Tom_Gilman
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-02-2014 00:33:31 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%

12oz bottle, no bottling date. Thanks Matt for sending this one my way. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 11/1/2013.

Pours a very dark, opaque black body with a ton of offwhite head. It took a few minutes to do a full pour. Lacing is very nice, a bit spotty but very sticky.

Smells fairly tame. Quite soapy actually, with a slight hint of butter. Then there's not a whole lot else. Not much hint of the underlying malts.

Flavour is quite smoky and roasty. This is what a solid porter should bring to the table in one form or another. A bit of dark chocolate bitterness, a lot of smokiness and some roastiness. Finishes off with some char. Quite a bit like a campfire, but without the sweetness of smores.

Thinner bodied, creamy and very highly carbonated. Leaves a dry, smoky finish on the palate. Drinkable, no hint of alcohol. Sessionable.

Solid porter. Not the best by any means especially compared to shelf porters like Edmund Fitzgerald or Black Butte. But its solid.. if you don't have access to the aforementioned porters and this is local to you, then this isn't a bad choice. But its certainly not the best choice.

11-02-2013 16:55:48 | More by Stevedore
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Pawn Shop Porter from Allentown Brew Works
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