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Poe Paddy Porter - Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for our beloved State Park this Robust Porter draws its uniquely enticing roasted character from a thoughtful combination of malts. Generous hop additions ensure a satisfying beer drinking experience.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 01-29-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On handpull at the Deli.

A: A beautiful study in contrasts. The porter is pitch black. The head is white and creamy-looking, lacing nicely in strata as I sip through it. One final plus, this porter was served as a perfect near room tempature, well done Z Bar for that one.

S: The porter's nose is sweet - chocolate and cocoa coming through nicely. Darker malts follow, the roasted flavors adding bitterness.

T: The chocolate element, a combination of milk chocolate and cocoa, is incredibly flavorful - sweet without much residual bitterness. The body is, though, rather thin, almost like the nitro has sapped some of the fullness that the normal CO2 version holds. The good news is that the flavors, while they linger, are strong and very enjoyable. The thinness leaves only a residual roasted bitterness on the back end.

M: Creamy initially, the body is quick to disappear - a little too thin. The flavors, while there, don't have the staying power that they should. If given a choice, take the C02 version of this porter - it is delicious.

akorsak, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in pint glass at brew pub.

Appearance – A dark colored brew. Not pitch black, but just a few shades below it. It has a billowy off white head which slowly fades after time.

Smell – Roasted woody malt, cocoa and a bit of nut are present. Some hop and a bit of carmel work their way in toward the end of the aroma.

Taste – Coffee with a slight amount of nuttiness. A sweetened chocolate and a bit of caramel work their way in with a bit of bready maltiness toward the end.

Mouthfeel –The creaminess in the mouthfeel is a bit more then expected from the appearance. I was expecting something a bit thinner; a nice surprise. The carbonation however was a bit low which took away from the mouthfeel a bit.

Overall – A nice porter and with a bit more carbonation and possibly a bit more bitterness in flavor it would have been quite fantastic.

Darkmagus82, Jan 29, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

saw a few signs for the Poe Paddy State Park on the countryside drive to Millheim - may as well go with this one first

a: curved pint glass, deep mahogany brown in color, capped with a nicely retained dark head

s: dry roasty - cocoa powder and dark chocolate bark, full earthy hop profile

m: light-medium carbonation, medium body

t: lots of woody, dry chocolate roasts, nutshell, big earthy hop flavor with a moderate bitterness and roasts lingering in the finish, there's nothing really standout about this beer, but there's lots of character and great balance

d: easy - a high quality porter

served with dinner at the brewpub

blackie, Mar 19, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks ffejherb for the opportunity.

Pours dark opaque brown. Some ruby glints through at the thinnest margins. Head is a rauchous 3 fingers of chocolate foam that falls quickly to nothing. No lace.
Aroma is bitter chocolate and roasted sweetness.
Flavor is full on malt sweetness, smooth chocolate that gives way to a well balanced mild bitterness. No specific hop character. A light roast not as well, but not as much as in the nose. The finish is lightly bitter and drying.
Medium bodied and creamy, the carbonation having spent itself in the pour.

Definitely an English take on the style. Highly enjoyable and lovely brew.

goatgoat, Mar 10, 2009
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Poe Paddy Porter from Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.