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Certified Organic Porter - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Certified Organic PorterCertified Organic Porter

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
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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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pitch black body with ruby highlights and a tan one finger head that sticks around well leaving minimal lacing

Aromas are of dark chocolate, coffee, and loads of dark malts. Not much going on in the hops department.

Initial flavors are sweet chocolate upfront with a roast coffee finish. Some licorice notes show up as well.

The mouthfeel is rather creamy with low carbonation. I allowed this to warm quite a bit and the mouthfeel is rather chewy even with the first sip.

For a porter at 5.8 abv this is a decent choice. It is a bit sweet for my liking, but others would love that quality.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 22:22:30 | More by rtratzlaff
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 18:22:53 | More by brewskifan55
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-06-2014 23:50:31 | More by GClarkage
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-19-2014 01:45:59 | More by ckollias
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 11:12:33 | More by CrazyDavros
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Joshmistake

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-08-2014 16:18:29 | More by Joshmistake
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-24-2014 19:35:57 | More by OldeSchool
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-13-2014 12:25:53 | More by atrocity
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LovenHoppiness

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-28-2014 01:59:53 | More by LovenHoppiness
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-27-2014 21:31:30 | More by casapy
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tylerthetiger

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-06-2014 22:04:19 | More by tylerthetiger
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Dovers

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-01-2014 22:22:57 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-01-2014 22:21:19 | More by Dover
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-31-2014 06:04:22 | More by Sir_Goatman
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 06:27:15 | More by bernat1971
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 20:12:13 | More by RonaldTheriot
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and slight char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast 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 solid roasty presence all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 04:21:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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grem182


4/5  rDev +13%

02-24-2014 14:16:30 | More by grem182
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin tan head on a light brown body. Almost no head retention.
The aroma is roasted malt. Mild, but nice.
The taste is well balanced, roasted malt, lemon bitterness and chocolate roll around together.
The texture is pretty smooth with low to moderate carbonation.
Aside from the initial poor appearance, this is a good porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 04:45:29 | More by Fatehunter
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Jordan444

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2014 07:25:30 | More by Jordan444
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-19-2013 19:55:10 | More by zbooks
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hayesjw

California

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The season of porters must have began here in San Francisco.

Winter of 2013-2014 appears to have an abundance of porters to select from.
Brewers and serving establishments are embracing this ale and its Baltic origin with robust and spirituos creations. This Eel River Porter is available year round.

A - served draft in a pint glass. Lacing present throughout embibement. Color is a rich opaque brown with flitered clarity.

S - caramel and vanilla.

T - balance of malt and hops with caramalized mocha taste.

M - full sensorary mouth coating experience.

O - easy to consume porter with moderate APV compared to its imperal cousins. Well done Eel River.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 17:13:56 | More by hayesjw
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2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-03-2013 23:26:10 | More by 2GOOFY
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lehueve

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-04-2013 19:13:27 | More by lehueve
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-13-2013 22:38:01 | More by Dicers
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Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.