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Black Magic Porter - Carter's Brewing

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Black Magic Porter
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87
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 0
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Montana, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 08-27-2009

Black Magic Porter: brewed as a classic brown porter with rich caramel and chocolate flavors.

30 IBU
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of fizzy off white foam. The head fades very rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the brew is heaviest of chocolate smell with a good showing of caramel and vanilla sweetness. Along with these are some lighter notes of coffee and a bit of a creamy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty flavor along with some hints of darker chocolate and a little bit of crème and caramel sweetness. As the flavor moves on other darker flavors of coffee and a very light earthy hop comes to the tongue. With a little bit of loss of some of the sweet and a little more chocolate, a tiny bit of cola, and coffee coming to the tongue, one is left with a rather roasty, but still smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is average as well. For the more moderate abv., but yet darker flavors the feel is rather nice, balancing the abv. with the porter style rather nicely.

Overall – A fairly nice porter overall. It has a nice chocolaty flavor with a very easy drinking feel. A quite nice lower abv. porter. For it’s mild abv. of only 5 % (for a porter) this is a great brew overall.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a unique porter, hoppe as anything, and probably more of an american porter than an english one, but its delicious just the same. it pours inky black with only a thin mocha colored head. the nose is very dark roasty malted barley, and even a touch of oatmeal. there is a cascade hop presence, or something similar. then flavor starts off like a normal porter, chocolatey and rich, still yeasty, and fresh. then in the finish a big hop wave washes all but the darkest malts away and leaves a sticky bitteness in the mouth. its a little undercarbonated in terms of mouthfeel, but the body is massive and it still feels smooth and slick. this is a nice porter, kind of different for the style. could easily have two or three of these.

Photo of jmdrpi
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

had on-tap at the tasting room at the brewery. first as part of a sampler flight, and then a full pint. the other beers that were in the flight were good too (Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Tripel), but this was my favorite.

was a dark brown almost black color. thin white head. aroma and flavor are typical of a good porter, very malty with notes of chocolate and coffee. roasty, but also a little sweet. carbonation was fairly low, with thin to medium body.

at $3 a pint, drinkability can't be beat!

Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black. A small beige head forms and leaves some light lace behind.
S: Roasted malt is dominate as a good porter should be. Some chocolate and toffee aromas as well. There is even some peppermint that is very unique.
T: A huge roasted malt flavor. Chocolate, coffee, and toffee are dominate. Just the way I like porters to be.
M/D: A medium body with a crisp snap of carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. A very sessionable beer.

This is another good beer from Carter's. This is a very good brewery, and a beer I highly recommended.

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Black Magic Porter from Carter's Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.