Certified Organic Porter - Eel River Brewing Co.
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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.
08-24-2014 04:41:49 | More by Furlinator
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.
08-23-2014 02:44:15 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
07-20-2014 18:22:53 | More by brewskifan55
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
06-16-2014 11:12:33 | More by CrazyDavros
3.79/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
03-12-2014 20:12:13 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.55/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
03-05-2014 04:21:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
02-06-2014 04:45:29 | More by Fatehunter
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
12-17-2013 17:13:56 | More by hayesjw
Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.