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Brixton Porter - BrewDog

Brixton Porter
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 8.46%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dcmchew on 02-04-2014)
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Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tried on-tap at Brewdog Camden in Camden Town, London.

Pours a very dark brown, very hazed with solid weight behind it. Head is milk-chocolate in colour, forming a fine but subsiding crest. Lace forms solid patterns. Looks pretty decent overall.

Nose is toasty. Dark chocolate aromas come through, along with a bit of ashyness to up the tempo a bit. Malt is well restrained apart from that, making the beer feel a bit subdued overall. Nice enough.

Taste starts with some clean roast, before the chocolate comes through a little bit more on the mid-palate. There's little body though—the mid feels slightly empty and grainy. Finish has some dusty dark notes, smooth but ephemeral, and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Feel is very light indeed.

It's pretty drinkable—perhaps too easy to drink: it could have a bit more weight and be a better beer, but that's probably not what they're going for. Overall: for the foremost punk brewery in the world, this is remarkably restrained and conforming.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 16:17:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of jbsteiny


2.94/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Brewdog Roppongi

Very disappointed that I ordered a half pint of this instead of Libertine, which is what I was leaning toward...

Appearance is the best thing about this beer - nice dark color, dark brown highlights, and decent lacing. Aroma of weak coffee, English ale hops and... Not a whole lot really!

On the palate, there's a little more going on, but it's not that great - certainly wouldn't have picked it out as a porter, as there's a bit of char and it's fairly dry - seems closer to a dry stout. Carbonation is prickly, no caramel flavors... Poor showing, boys.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 08:40:46 | More by jbsteiny
Photo of hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It says "prototype" on the label, and I would say that it should stay like that. No point in forcing this into BrewDog regulars. Although it looks and smells pretty nice, watered down bitter citrusy coffee taste is not particularily exciting. I guess the malt base is somewhat similar to the one in Libertine Black Ale, which is much better beer. The bitterness is too overwhelming, kind of like in Porterhouse Wresslers.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 20:25:37 | More by hansavijaticar
Photo of dcmchew


3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pitch black, one finger beige head.
Very low smell, some roasted malts. Weird.
Roasted malts in the taste, no apparent fruitiness (some crisp citrus only). Watered down black coffee. Spicy in the back. English hops in the finish, bitter, with hints of tobacco and quite some metal, actually. This was.. disappointing.
Way too watery. Finish is dry and nice if you're into lots of English hops. Mild carbonation.
This was very much a let-down. They say on the site it's "eminently drinkable", but so is water. Not tasty enough to be a session beer. Very very strange.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 16:57:04 | More by dcmchew
Brixton Porter from BrewDog
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