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Certified Organic Porter - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Certified Organic PorterCertified Organic Porter

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Reidrover on 07-12-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

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.

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
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.

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of Joshmistake
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
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.


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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.