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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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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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-12-2013 00:41:14 | More by Omnium
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Kips

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-22-2013 05:07:52 | More by Kips
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-19-2013 19:38:00 | More by ejimhof
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elglueckert

Montana

4/5  rDev +13%

09-06-2013 03:21:32 | More by elglueckert
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mactrail

Washington

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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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-28-2013 22:52:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-12-2013 21:28:50 | More by mpalestino
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-06-2013 17:34:05 | More by JTomczak
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2013 16:24:40 | More by harpus
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kojevergas

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

5.8% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with decent label art and "USDA Organic" branded pry-off cap acquired at a bottle shop in Santa Monica for $1.69 and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I can't remember being blown away by the brewery but I'm in the mood for a porter.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm somewhat over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of light khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Pretty good (~3-4 minute) retention. No bubble show. Little lacing. No "legs."

Body colour is a very dark ruby-brown; it might appear black to some, but look closer. Opaque, but quasitranslucent; it glows somewhat at the right angle of observation. No yeast particles are visible.

A bit off for a porter, but ultimately pretty standard. Not unique or special. No overt flaws. The colour is a bit weird.

Sm: Chocolate malt is dominant. Oats, light cream, dark malts. Buried unevocative roast. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Maybe some stale coffee? A mild strength aroma for the style. Not very impressive, but passable. It's a biteen suspect, but I'm optimistic.

T: Chocolate malts, oats, stale coffee, dark malts. Light cream. No real roast. No hop profile is noticeable. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Quite simple; lacks complexity and subtlety. Balance is okay, but leaves a lot to be desired. I'm underwhelmed. There's just not much happening here. Why brew this? Subpar flavour intensity and flavour duration. Not much depth of flavour. Meh.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Decent carbonation. Okay presence on the palate. Okay thickness. Doesn't really suit the flavour profile all that well, but it's passable. Not great at facilitating flavour delivery.

Dr: The organic beer gimmick seems to be supporting this brewery. It's quite an underwhelming beer. I certainly wouldn't get it again, though in its defense it isn't that egregiously overpriced. A disappointment from Eel River. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Meh.

High C-

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 05:43:22 | More by kojevergas
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ChalupaBatman

California

4/5  rDev +13%

06-12-2013 02:54:22 | More by ChalupaBatman
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The_Blind_Commissioner

California

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A high quality, toasty porter. I taste licorice, which I do not usually like, but when it is combined with the malty, roasted taste, it all comes together very well. I can see why this beer is award winning; it is definitely one of the greater porters I have had.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 03:08:12 | More by The_Blind_Commissioner
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tazzman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-20-2013 22:23:41 | More by tazzman
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-14-2013 04:36:49 | More by MaddDogg84
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-10-2013 01:30:43 | More by SocalKicks
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-04-2013 13:09:09 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2013 18:35:01 | More by Rlombardi75
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-04-2013 18:48:17 | More by bcsbeer
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-31-2012 04:34:05 | More by Tiernan
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Ford

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a regular pint glass.

This has all the flavors I expect form a porter... because it's a porter.

This is a really easy to drink beer. I don't think of Porter being session type beers, but this one almost seems like it could be. Nothing is overpowering anything else.

I think it's really good and I'm going to be looking to pick up a six pack of this soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:53:21 | More by Ford
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FlyingKelly

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-29-2012 01:58:44 | More by FlyingKelly
Certified Organic Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.