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Pughtown Porter - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Pughtown Porter
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90
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Scoats on 11-07-2002)
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Photo of francisweizen
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

Deep auburn chestnut with red highlights and a nice head of meringue like foam. The aromas are of slightly roasted malts, a bit of caramel, coffee, and some subdued roasty notes as well. The taste reflects the aromas very much. Weak coffee and sweet malts hit up front, the middle is a tad roasty, and the finish is chocolate-like and nice. The mouthfeel is very thin, for a porter, and it really ruins it a bit for me. However, the drinkability is awesome because this stuff goes down like water. A pretty standard porter, but it is just too thin for me.

francisweizen, Nov 16, 2004
Photo of shapudding
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%

Had filled my german growler at Sly Fox at the Incubus pour, and well, got on a eeetsy bit of a growler kick and had this one around for a bit! But damn, it was filled to the brim and stayed as perfectly wonderful as I remember it tasting when sitting behind the counter!

Poured so dark and luscious, with a khaki colored milkshakey head that settled down to a heavy coating. Very clear and dark, chocolatey-ruby colored that was beautiful in the sunlight! Scented heavily of molasses, then some sherry and black cherry. Smooth and creamy, but not heavy at all. Good body for a porter! Tastes prominantly of chocolate, mocha latte, with the hops playing in the background. So full of yumminess! Very drinkable, not foo filling. I can easily sit back and drink many a pint of this!

shapudding, Jun 29, 2004
Photo of blitheringidiot
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%

From a German growler fresh from SLY FOX...ok actually, it's been stowed away for about three weeks...that's the longest growler tenure I've ever had but not to worry because the folks at SLY FOX doa 10/10 job on filling them so that they store for weeks easily.

Ruby brown dark clear pour almost like an empty brown beer bottle glass. First growler pour was lacking a head cover, but the second pour remedied that in a hurry.

Bitter roasted malts. Woody aroma with a bit of wet cardboard, almost ESB in the nose.

Woody, roasted malts flavor. Dry finish. Maple syrupy sweet, almost reminds me of sweet 'n low.

Chewy, sugary, creamy feel. As this warmed a bit from the fridge temps, this became smoooth.

Is it drinkable? Me & shapudding knocked off a growler in about two hours.

Last swigs: Even though Porter isn't my favorite style, this is a decent over all porter offering. England invented the style. US can do it. This proves it. A good porter that was way drinkable.

Beer is good. Happy local beering.

blitheringidiot, Jun 29, 2004
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Appearance: dark brown in color with deep bronze tones around the edges of the glass. A nice 1+" inch head quickly receded.

Smell: the aroma was of roasted malt.

Taste: the flavor was of full malt roastiness, coffee, and lite licorice tones.

Mouthfeel: this is on the heavier side of a medium bodied brew and had nice carbonation. The mouthfeel was smooth with a slight crisp finish where the roastiness slowly faded from the tongue.

Drinkability: Nicely drinkable, worth seeking out.

Gavage, May 19, 2004
Photo of WesWes
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with thin off-white head. The aroma is good. It seems a bit light, but has a nice dark malt makeup with some dry qualities. The taste is good. It has a nice roasted, dark malt quality to it, but it seems a bit light for the style. It has a weak feel to it, but it still tastes good. The mouthfeel is decent. It is medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good beer. I don't think it's a true porter though.

WesWes, Apr 07, 2004
Photo of Edwin
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Served on tap at the Sly Fox brewpub.

Appearance - A nice black body with a caramel head.Looks exactly how a Porter should look. Held up to light, there is a reddish hue.

Smell - Roasted maltiness with nuttiness and some chocolate hints.

Taste - Very much an awesome flavor in this one. Nutty and malty with a great chocolaty hint. Perhaps a tad of some coffee held in there as well. This was very robust and tasty. Every sip was a winner.

Mouthfeel - Nice and smooth on the entry and a pretty comfy feel on the tongue. Not bad.

Drinkability - Coming in at only 5.8%ABV, I could seriously get very friendly with a few of these at a time. An easy-drinking and great tasting beer that can woo you with its goodness. This one's a winner.

Edwin, Mar 28, 2004
Photo of ark57
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%

It is black in color with some ruby tinges. There is a lot of citrus and chocolate in the aroma. Ity is medium bodied with some chocolate tastes and it finishes with a lot of citrus bitterness. It is a very tasty beer, but it does not come off as a porter to me. It is too bitter and not robust enough. Again it is good, but IMO, not a good representation of a porter.

ark57, Mar 22, 2004
Photo of nomad
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

A brown-black glass of ale, transparent with a crimson burnish. Handsome color with a bubbly mocha head on top.

Nose is a malt festival, with scents of chocolate, roast, and an almost black malt dry acerbic quality. Underneath is a body of wonderful sweet-and-soft biscuit scents. Opens to toffee covered in a dark, grainy burliness. An inviting porter.

Has a dark-roasted coffee approach followed by a chocolate flavor riveted with character and complexity. Then it drops off a tiny sweet note before the leafy hop end, a Cascade-like grapefruit bitter with a scruffy dryness. Finish is long and complex, showing sides of black coffee, bitter chocolate, and plain old roastiness with a chewable crackle to it. A good robust porter moving toward a stouty darkness, yet never noxiously or over-burdening in roasty/hoppy dryness and acrid flavors. For me, that is such a problem with American-ized porters trying too hard to be robust and snappy.

Played an impeccable antagonist to a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Was very hard not to get a growler of this to go. Next time, its assuredly getting a nod. I'm tough on porters and this is one of the best I've had.

nomad, Mar 06, 2004
Photo of pezoids
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

On tap at the Grey Lodge. Deep mahogany brown/ amber in color with some orangey highlights. Beautifully rich and creamy tan head. This looks delicious. The aroma is rich with buttery roasted grains and burnt chocolate bitters. There is even some fruits, like apples and dark cherries that come through.

The taste is very rich, has a deep and dark fruitiness along with some burnt caramel sweetness. Very intense and almost takes an ammonia like quality. There’s a dry roasted bitterness in the finish. This is one rich and roasty brew. Very nice.

pezoids, Feb 24, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A clear, very dark brown body displays ruby highlights beneath a thin, creamy head of off-white foam that holds well and leaves some thin lace. Bright Cascade hops appear in the aroma over a chocolatey maltiness. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a fine carbonation that leaves it lightly crisp, but also somewhat dextrinous in the swallow. The flavor starts with citrusy, fruity hops; followed by some bittersweet chocolate and very deeply caramelized sugars as it crosses the palate and a bold hop bitterness emerges. It's surprisingly well-balanced, and similar to a good feather-weight boxing match with it's bold bitterness and rich citrus hop and dark malt character going fist-to-fist but never appearing heavy handed. It finishes dry with a short lingering, bittersweet chocolate note and some minimal hop flavor. Somewhat rich but not heavy, solidly bitter and well balanced. An enjoyable brew that's certainly worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Jan 02, 2004
Photo of Scoats
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

From when it first hits your tastebuds, you know this is well crafted, full bodied porter. The porter features a strong assertive taste that is rather hoppy in a Sierra Nevada sort of way, with a full range of tastes from the beginning of the sip until the end.

Scoats, Nov 07, 2002
Pughtown Porter from Sly Fox Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.