Deep Enders Dark Porter - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 123 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
My next keg, good but not awe inspiring. I'm still comparing everything to Edmund Fitzgerald and they are losing. This is clearly a good beer, dark and complex and coffee and intrigue, but I'm left wanting and it is hard to describe why. Slighly shallow.
11-18-2012 03:12:42 | More by Johnnyjoe13
3/5 rDev -20.2%
Appearance: Pours an almost pitch black color with a massive head that indicates problems to come, I fear; good retention, however
Smell: Chocolate, with coffee undertones
Taste: Brown bread and chocolate, with sweetened coffee undertones from start to finish
Mouthfeel: The beer has a watery character, with a lot of fizziness, particularly up front
Overall: Not sure how fresh this bottle is, though I bought it in the late Fall; the beer is not listed on their website, so it may well be retired; not up to the usual standards I expect from this brewery
01-28-2012 01:18:16 | More by brentk56
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
22 oz. bomber.
A - Pours black with dark brown edges. Dense tan head forms a thick film and leaves descent lacing behind.
S - Roasted marshmallows, coffee, milk chocolate, woody, toasted nuts, molasses, dark fruit, sour dough bread.
T - Sweet roasted malt with dry cocoa underneath. The malt has more of an earthy grain to it than the aroma. Once warmed some dark fruit and sour dough emerges. Finishes dry with and earthy bite at the end.
M - Medium body starts out good but turns thin on the finish.
It packs in alot of flavor for 5.50 ABV. A nice porter with some character.
12-22-2011 00:19:16 | More by StaveHooks
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
A deep brown colored beer which pours with very little head, but what foaminess is there is nicely structured. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has a butterscotch upfront smell with some roasted malts and coffee. On the paleete the taste is weak and washed out. There are hints of roasted malts but really are quite light. Mouthfeel as stated is thin and watery. This beer needs alittle help, whether its a bad bottle I don't know. A metallic taste slso dominates this beer both in nose and pallette. I'll mark to try at a latter date.
10-29-2011 12:48:03 | More by micromaniac129
3.43/5 rDev -8.8%
A: Dark chocolate with dark coppery highlights glisten from the light upon the pour. Midnight black appearance in the glass with a khaki colored spongey cake head that was moderate in retention and good on the lace forming concentric circles down the glass.
S: Dark rich chocolate with a smooth creamer enriched coffee presence. Dark fruit of plums is accompanied by a finish of medium chocolate roast.
T: Substance seems a bit thin upfront bodywise, but packs quite a dark and roasty punch. Dark fruit of juicy plums, raisins and a roasty bitterness. Sweet chocolate alcohol remains after the swallow.
M: The body feels a bit fuller then the initial sip. Medium bodied, dark and roasty on the tongue with a good sense of carbonation. Oily feel with a bittering of licorice and chocolate on the fade.
D: Consumed at 50F provides a roasty experience, though felt a bit thin depth wise. Decent drinkability though nothing that really that would make me consider seconds.
01-25-2011 00:05:44 | More by beerthulhu
Deep Enders Dark Porter from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.