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Certified Organic Porter - Eel River Brewing Co.

Certified Organic PorterCertified Organic Porter

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BA SCORE
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218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%


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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Reviews by watermelonman:
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watermelonman

California

4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark brown with hints of red. The head is small and lace is minor.

The smell is has a good mix of roasted malts and chocolate flavors. The taste starts with some dark malts and finishes with chocolate and a mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is somewhat light but still nice. Drinkability is very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2006 01:42:00 | More by watermelonman
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tylerthetiger

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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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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mactrail

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2.69/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Color is kind of an amberish brown in the wine glass. I can't fault the nice head and fizzy mouthfeel.

Hoping for some malt flavors but this is quite thin and on the harsh side. Watery body. Some roasted malt flavors but more of a dishwater taste. A hint of winey feeling. Bitterish aftertaste without any hoppy pleasures. Odd dirty aftertaste.

This doesn't taste like a Porter to me, and it seems like a low-hop amber with a murky flavor. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the market in Trinidad, California.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 06:06:08 | More by mactrail
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Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.