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Chub Step - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-19-2011

A beer for the shifting seasons. Days are shorter, skin is hidden and black beers are here. Like fur between your legs, this roasty, silk charmer is your ticket to seasonal embrace.
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Photo of spacecake9
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good Porter. Straightforward, no special flavorings, just a good drinking beer. And at 6.0 abv you can have a few. Another solid beer from Half Acre.

Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass after letting the beer warm slightly from refrigerator temperature. It poured with a modest head that dissipated quickly. The beer was an opaque brown with red highlights. The aroma was deep and rich: mainly coffee with some roasted grain. The taste followed the aroma with the addition of moderate sweetness. There was an astringent aftertaste with a very slight metallic note. The beer had a good level of carbonation, but, surprisingly, was slightly thin in body. Overall, I liked this beer and would get it again.

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4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Qbdoo
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty straightforward, lighter version of the style. Pours dark but the light gets through. Mouthfeel is not as thick and creamy as most. Taste is roasty malts, bit of chocolate, and a hint of hops. In a blind taste test, I might identify this as what is often labeled a black ale. Overall, though it's not big and bold, it's highly drinkable and I really enjoyed it.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.76/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of briiguy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of larryarms847
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown/black with a rather noticeable red hue when in light and a beige(?) thin head.

Notes of chocolate, wood, and rather muted hints of dried fruit.

The dried druit aspect (I suspect prunes) is definitely more noticeable and balanced with silky smooth chocolate.

Mouthfeel is silk like that does not disappoint.

Overall, a mighty fine porter, but seems rather toned down from what I think it could be.

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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Chub Step from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.