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Plowshare Porter - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Plowshare PorterPlowshare Porter

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very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 12-05-2013

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2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nothing there. Basically see-through in both color and flavor.

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of wac9
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

what a great beer taste of chcolate ir smooth with a pnich of bitterness great taste great beer a sexy smooth beer goes down easy

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pasjc2001
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

I don't typically like porters, but this one was quality.

Photo of DrDietz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jamesaharvey
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Nucchemist
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here is another CAN that had been held in abeyance awaiting picture approval, but now I am ready to add it to The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Forging Better Beer"; "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Plowshare Porter is a cutting edge Ameri[CAN] Porter with plenty of chocolate malt and a shovel full of hops. Plow right in."

I got excited by the loud Crack! and I started out with an inverted Glug until I realized that it was coming out of a tallboy CAN and the glass was filling too rapidly for my liking. I backed off just in time as a pseudo-cascade was forming two fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown with ruby highlights (SRM = > 27, < 34) and NE-quality clarity. Nose had a smoky, roasty chocolatiness like a dark chocolate bar. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very much of dark chocolate. They may have used a shovelful of hops, but it was the malt that was the star in this one. Good lacing began to form in my glass as I drank through it. Finish was semi-sweet, very chocolaty, sort of bitter and smoky. Not bad as an alternative to all of the recent AIPAs, but not really my bag. If you are a fan of chocolate Porters, however, YMMV.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yet another beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is off coffee, a bit roasty. Taste is coffee, a light bitterness, some roasted malts, a faint hint of chocolate. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pounder can into a snifter. Thanks to ClockworkOrange for sharing. The brew appears brown with clarity around the edges. A tan cap rests atop with spotty lace.

The smell is roasty almost nutty with a little citrus, earth and hints of something along the lines of chocolate.

The taste is roasted with a nutty aspect and a little bitterness and citrus with fruity and floral hops and slight touch of alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is an interesting brew and easy drinking for what it is. Nothing wrong or off about it, just easy drinking and simple.

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Plowshare Porter from Old Forge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.