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961 Porter - 961 Beer

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BA SCORE
82
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lebanon

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FrankieW on 02-14-2012)
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Photo of FrankieW
4.73/5  rDev +32.5%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of Flounder57
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced quickly to nothing. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, and smoke.

Taste: roastiness and smoke up front. Chocolate and bitterness in there too. Sweetness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low to medium carbonation, smooth

Overall: Pretty nice porter from the middle east. They need to send more across the Atlantic to Boston again. I would pick up another six pack.

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this beer at Top Hops a few weeks back, having never heard of 961 before or even having any beers from the Middle East. While this wasn't anything impressive, it was a good take on the style that was easy to enjoy and true to form. It could have been more full and complex but at the same time, I could tell this was a Porter without having to look at the bottle and there was enough to like in the midst of the thin mouthfeel.

The pour was relatively typical for a Porter - it looked like flat soda with just a bit more head than a cola would have. There wasn't any lacing to be seen either and the carbonation was light, but present from start to finish. This was roasted in the nose but that was more present in the taste, along with a Scotch Ale-like feel of peat with a hint of caramel stickiness underneath that. No oat, chocolate, or vanilla to be found here and this resembled a weak espresso more than anything else, even down to the alcoholic content.

Yes, I could feel the booze in this but only after I finished everything off. Some more body and bubbles would have been welcome here but by itself, this was fine as is. Had this been a bit more sticky, it would have been a strong Brown Ale but the hint of smoke in the aftertaste reminded me what this was, even though this could have been so much more.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of FLima
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a thin beige head.
Nice unexpected aroma of condensed milk and homemade coffee.
Predominant flavor of coffee, some chocolate and cola.
Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness from its roasted grains.
Light body with mild carbonation.
Light porter, but pretty decent, highly drinkable but still not boring.

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961 Porter from 961 Beer
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.