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Pawn Shop Porter - Allentown Brew Works

Pawn Shop Porter
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%


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: 31 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-12-2013 03:49:55 | More by zapahoppa
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11-17-2013 23:46:42 | More by iwillhaveanother
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 16:55:48 | More by Stevedore
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a pretty decent looking porter. It had a nice looking dark color with a thin tan head on top. The beer was served a bit on the warmer side. Not sure if it was intentional or if they had a problem with their cooling system. Either way, the smell of the beer had some nice roasted aromas coming off of it. The taste of the beer was pretty good, I feel the warmer temperature brought out some of the additional flavors in the brew. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth, nothing to really complain about here. Overall I would probably order it again sometime.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 02:55:57 | More by Knapp85
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2010 21:58:20 | More by acurtis
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Pawn Shop Porter from Allentown Brew Works
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