961 Porter - 961 Beer

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 44
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: FrankieW on 02-14-2012

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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark cola color. A one-finger head of light mocha shading is formed, fading to a thin film rapidly. Not much lacing is left on the glass.

S: There's a bit of dry chocolate on the nose, backed by very mild hopping, some fruity esters (even a hint of tartness), and some toffee. The aroma is a bit plain, but far from bad.

T: The start is quite fruity, before developing a chocolaty middle and vaguely mineral-esque finish. It's easy drinking nature offsets its simplicity somewhat.

M: It's a bit thin, and perhaps even watery. The empty finish is very disappointing, though it has a positive effect of creating fantastic drinkability.

O: Not a bad attempt at a porter - however, it still needs some work. Making it a bit more flavorful would be a great start, but I at least enjoy how drinkable it is.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread, booze and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste.

The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel.

Overall, a decent porter but the particular combination of English hops and malts was not great.

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Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a large lasting tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, lightly burnt bread. Quite moreish.
More light roast as a flavour but with little to support it. Some toasty malt again.
Carbonation could be a little higher.
Quite mild.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is near black when viewed from afar but the edges are very dark brownish red upon closer inspection when held up to the light. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving only delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark and smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is dominated by flavors of smoke and iodine, but these aren't that strong or overpowering. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite interesting as it's like a lighter version of a German Rauchbier and is still easy to drink like an English Porter.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Mounir
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of elektronen
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Workin' my way through this new-to-my-area Lebanese brewery, makin' a stop at the porter. It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder, mild roasted malts, and a hint of light cola in the background. The taste really embraces the cocoa element and adds that roasty, mineral-y quality you find in Baltic porters (I blame the lager yeast). Nice. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty tasty and enjoyable porter, one that I find to be dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Cola brown to dark brown in color, red highlights when held up to the light. Light tan colored head that goes away really quickly. Pretty much no lacing.

Smell is ok, pretty good. Aromas of coffee left in the pot, raisons and some belgian yeast, nothing very strong though.

Taste is pretty good, sort of like a dehydrated fruit covered in chocolate as well as a slight coffee flavor, raisons, belgian yeast and a slight tartness I can't quite put my finger on. Not bad, not great, but ok overall.

Mouthfeel is really thin, almost watery. Ok start has some sweetness with a somewhat earthy feel and a charred finish. Tartness that I can't put my finger on here again. With all that's going on it sounds like I'm bashing this beer, but all in all it's ok. Super Drinkable, I might try it again at some time given the chance.

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Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Wow that is a bit of smoke and burnt sugar in the nose. Chocolate and caramel provide support in the aroma with hints of earth as well. The flavor is a bit less remarkable than the aroma. Mild caramel and chocolate notes with hints of smoke and earth. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery somewhat oily mouthfeel. Not a bad porter if not a bit on the smoky burnt end of the style. I would have loved a bit more body, and some creaminess in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JRod6242
3/5  rDev -15%

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