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Plowshare Porter - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Plowshare PorterPlowshare Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 12-05-2013)
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

05-03-2014 02:07:33 | More by woodychandler
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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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Poured into a standard pint glass: color is dark brown, amber edges, head is tan, 1/4 inch thick with some light lacing on the glass.

Smell is a very nice blend of sweeter chocolate malt, light roast and hints of pale malt; some lighter earthy hops finish it well. This scent is great from a porter, great presence.

Taste is similar to the nose, nice chocolate malt flavor, light roast and subtle toast; hops are drying, earthy, not overpowering but provide nice complimentary bitterness. Flavor is just what you want from a porter nice sweet and hop balance without overpowering flavors.

Mouthfeel is also great, good bitter balance to a sweeter porter, not too carbonated, great lingering flavors.

Overall, a great brew in a pounder can, great porter style adherence with great drinkability.

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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 20 ratings.