Pin-up Porter - Southern Oregon Brewing Company
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Reviews by bitterthebetter:
4.33/5 rDev +17%
pours a deep murky yet not quite opaque black with subtle dark brown hues and a light tan head
rich, malty, slighty smoky, slight mocha and light coffee
slight dry malt upfront followed by caramel, slight chocolate, faint chocolate, and a faint coffee finish with a touch of smoked malt at the end. slight bitter hops too, faint
medium to full bodied with a great malty profile with a lot of flavors transitioning to each other very nicely, not too dry or heavy, or sweet or bitter, just right
a delicious porter for 3.99. probably one of the best I've had in recent memory, and I just want to keep drinking more. It's got all the good flavors I like in a porter, but balanced extremely well with a very nice finish, slightly bitter to round it all off. I know I'll be buying another soon
02-05-2009 07:50:39 | More by bitterthebetter
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4.05/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured into a brandy snifter.
Dark brown appearance very little head. Thin layer of foam that clings to the edges, little else. Virtually no lace.
Nice milky coffee-like aroma.
Good taste. Goes down easy. ABV light enough for a session beer but enough body and taste to make it a good sipping beer.
A solid porter. Very much worth the effort to seek it out at least once.
11-13-2011 20:42:48 | More by NWer
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
A: a creamy mocha head sat atop a deep earthy brown body. I noticed the body hid brick red hues with orange shades that were evident during the pour. Just a few blobs of lace, not bad
S: I am convinced this a nut brow type ale by my initial whiff. chocolate toasted malts and grains with a barely noticeable stale coffee sniff
T: the coffee notes stand out a little more on the tongue, but not much and the same holds true for the chocolate as well. The chocolate notes are reminiscent of dry dutch cocoa powder. If anything the main base of the beer is a toasted malty earthiness that lends little room for coffee, nuttiness, and sweet sugars. As far as the label is concerned no real smokiness stands out...nor hops, for that matter
M: I am finding this porter to be rather drinkable. Although the flavor department is somewhat lacking, I find its mouthfeel mildly tingling and quite easy to drink. Nothing to brag about if you use the word "smooth"
D: I was handed this beer on a recommendation and would have, should have, chosen something else. Otherwise I would say an okay porter
05-07-2009 21:50:36 | More by Magpie14
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours a half finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is mostly burnt malt and wood.
The taste is a smooth burnt and roasted malt with a mild lemon bitter finish.
The texture is smooth with crisper edges and moderate carbonation.
A nice solid drinkable porter. Enjoyable.
01-15-2014 03:30:23 | More by Fatehunter
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Snagged a bottle up at The BeerMongers here... glad to start seeing a lot more from this brewer.
- Nice dark coffee/americano black... little light amber/brown at the edges of the glass... minimal head down to a ring of mocha brown mini-bubbles... with scattered floating foam..
- Nice clear, fresh, and light chocolate malt scent... lightly sweetened.. subtle coffee-like bitterness....
- Smooth chocolate malt... light creaminess.... roasted.... little bit of a coffee punch... light bittering.. overall smooth and decent. Kind of like a good English Porter..
- Bitterness leaves a touch dry, and the mouth waters as it finds the left over flavors.. which are good.
- Very drinkable... and a great porter. Doesn't stand out much like many others, but I think it touches on the style very nicely.. and isn't an overcarbonated bomb of a porter that is too creamy at the same time.
10-06-2009 02:37:25 | More by Docer
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
Very dark brown with some ruby highlights. One finger tan head with good lacings. Cocoa coffee aroma. Tastes bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, and a perfect malt compliment. Silky on the tongue and the carbonation is just enough. Drinkability is very good at 5.5% abv. Light bitter finish. Great first beer from Southern Oregon Brewing!
03-03-2009 06:17:40 | More by Spikester
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
This one is really impressive out of bottle, with a deep, opaque brown-to-black color topped by a huge, fizzy beige head that settles to a persistent ring. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and earthy, with a predominant vanilla character over a light roasted quality that was reminiscent of white toast. The flavor is sadly more one-dimensional, with the same vanilla character and some dark caramel being only modestly balanced by a dark roasted coffee bitterness. A light, prickly carbonation cuts through a medium-weight body, which combines with a slight astringency to make this one harsher than would be desired. In the end, the sweet yet roasty profile is enjoyable enough, but it doesn't make this beer any more than a nice but unremarkable porter.
08-22-2011 17:01:12 | More by devilben02
4.65/5 rDev +25.7%
The S.O.B porter now ranks as one of my top three porters of all time. Think of it as a cross between a Baltic porter and the Fullers London Porter. What you get is a rich chocolaty porter with a nice roast, great body and an easy finish. Not as sweet as many Baltics and not near as hoppy as almost all of the Northwest porter. The draft I had was lower in carbonation but that only accentuated the smooth round body.
11-14-2008 04:14:10 | More by mattmaples
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Bomber, Capital Market Salem. Nice looking deep dark brown ale with a huge and lovely frithy/creamy tight tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee type malts,dark 70% Cacoa choclate! Flavour as above but with some really nice peppery and fruity undertones. Palate I rather enjoyed, its not a thick chewy porter but more drinkable even light( not a bad thing) more in the English style than the American porters.
05-08-2009 20:15:20 | More by Reidrover
2.98/5 rDev -19.5%
22oz bottle into tulip pint.
Pours a dark brown almost black with great frothy tan head that dissipates to leave a thin film across the beer and some light lacing.
The aroma is of quite roasty, almost astringent coffee. There are some faint chocolate notes. The hops that are present are very subdued.
Something just isn't quite doing it for me in the taste. There are the same basic flavors as in the nose but they seemed more subdued. It just really isn't coming together here.
The mouthfeel is okay, medium to light body and fair carbonation. But there is almost a slightly chalky feel to the finish?
This beer started out good in the appearance and aroma but in my opinion it just fell off where it counted. Oh well, it happens.
And remember, a "3" rating is average and 2.5 only falls between "Not impressed" and "Average" so this is by no means a bad beer . . . I just wasn't very impressed with it!
12-28-2010 01:37:36 | More by vkv822
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours a dark brown color with a decent off white head.
Aromas are of chocolates, light coffee, and creamy light sugary malts.
Light chocolate flavors, dark sugars, creamy malts, dark toasted bread flavors as well. Nice crisp flavors on the finish and a general mineral hop note.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, but not overly heavy.
Drinkability is good. Nice overall solid Porter, I'd happily drink another. Well done S.O.B.
07-15-2009 03:16:54 | More by flexabull
2.15/5 rDev -41.9%
Tasted at Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub on 10/20/08
A: Opaque deep brown with no head, thus no head retention
Smell: Now hop aroma, a very low chocolate, not quite roasty smell. No real yeast character either.
Taste: This beer started out fine, but then finished way to cloying and sticky. Clean and smooth malt flavor of chocolate, then bitter chocolate with little - no hop flavor and low bitterness that leaves a cloying sweet finish - almost root beer like. Lacks some of the roastiness and hop bitterness I expect from a porter. Just not balanced, unattenuated or other fermentation flaws.
Drinkability: Low, I made it through my pint but did not order another.
10-21-2008 04:19:01 | More by BrewnZ
Pin-up Porter from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.