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Certified Organic Porter - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Certified Organic PorterCertified Organic Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 07-12-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Schwegler, Sunday at 05:46 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

pbhuss, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Donkster46, Sep 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

sami1971, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Osskjc, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Pens1967, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours opaque dark brown with cola edges. The 1/2 inch khaki head fades to a thin cap and ring on top and leaves strands of lace.

The smell is rather muted and consists of cocoa, faint vanilla and dark malt.

The taste is of malt, coffee, cocoa and toffee.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A solid (if not exceptional) example of an American porter.

Furlinator, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

The beer pours, from the bottle, a very dark, essentially black, liquid with decent dishwater foam. The aroma is railed with with darkly roasted malt--cocoa and chocolate--but there is some dark fruit which sweetens the scent. Surprisingly light on the palate. The organic malt doesn't weigh this thing down, nor does alcohol which is quite low. No strong flavors on the palate, but you know your drinking a porter as the rivulets quickly move toward the gullet.

BeardedBoffin, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Cola brown with a tan half finger head that dissipates to a foam ring. Ample lacing.

S: Cocoa nibs, malts, chocolate.

T: Espresso combines with chocolate and cocoa. Smooth and robust. Sweet. A well rounded porter.

M: medium with medium carbonation. Foamy.

O: I wasn't really expecting much from this one, but Eel River really delivers a nice porter. Lush, rich, satisfying.

brewskifan55, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

ckollias, Jun 19, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows some chocolate, a little roasted malt, some faint coffee. Appetizing.
Relatively subtle flavours, some roast and soft liquorice but little else. A bit of acidity from the roast.
Nice moderate carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Joshmistake, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

OldeSchool, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

atrocity, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

LovenHoppiness, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

casapy, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

tylerthetiger, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Dovers, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Dover, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Sir_Goatman, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

bernat1971, Mar 16, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eel River Certified Organic Porter has an extremely thin, beige, cola-type, fizzy head, an opaque, dark, red-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and suspended particulate matter, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, chocolatey, dark-roasted barley malt, with a touch of coffee. Taste is of all that, with a slight vegetable note. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit powdery, and Eel River Porter finishes dry, powdery, rich, and mellow. Overall, this is quite good.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 12, 2014
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Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.