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961 Porter - 961 Beer

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: FrankieW on 02-14-2012)
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Photo of ryan1788a5
2.43/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours the color of black coffee. Cascading bubbles leave a large beige head that settles after a short time. Little in the way of lacing. Particles in suspension .

S: Medium roast coffee beans, smoke, char, carob. Faint fruitiness of figs and dates. Cardboard. Mild acidity.

T: Cocoa nibs and unsweetened chocolate, carob. Char. Citrusy hops. Slightly soured. Faint berry fruits. Mildly acidic. Metallic. Cardboard

M: medium body. Full, fluffy,creamy. Mildly astringent. Low carbonation.

O: This is either very old or it really didn't travel well. It's a shame too, because it seems as though this would be a very good beer otherwise. I

ryan1788a5, Jun 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

chinchill, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Rymish, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +11.7%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

CrazyDavros, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

enelson, May 24, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Chugs13, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

metter98, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

FUwolfpacker, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Mounir
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Mounir, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dpage27, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

MatterOfOpinion, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

lochef81, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

TMoney2591, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DruRho, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

AndyAvalanche, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JackRB, Jun 27, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

johnnnniee, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

JRod6242, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of FrankieW
4.73/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great dark chocolate colour when poured into a glass from a 330ml bottle. Hints of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and nuts in the aroma. Is filled with flavours, such as caramel and coffee. Is a full-bodied brew, with medium carbonation. Is great to drink up on the slopes in Faraya, Lebanon, or on any other ski slopes for that matter!

FrankieW, Feb 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ChrisCutler, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Bandi, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Jmbbabson, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Scary_Version, Aug 02, 2013
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961 Porter from 961 Beer
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