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Deep Enders Dark Porter - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Deep Enders Dark PorterDeep Enders Dark Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%


Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):

A well-noted move guys--we need more dark spring seasonals. An obvious malt bomb gently wielding only 17 IBUs.

Porter darkness woos us for the first sip, and the head is not shy at all in rising to the task at hand and then sticking around for a while. Sweet cocoa roastiness, hints of cake batter and faint blackberries in the nose. Smooth, with a fluffy crispness that makes you want to take another sip right away; very desirable mouthfeel. Malty, slightly roasty with a mild chocolate flavor, but as the sweetness kicks in, a quick splash of fruitiness jumps in too. Mild hoppiness blends in with the roasted grain to the help keep this beer on an even keel. Finishes mild and roasty, with slowing, drying graininess. A bit of charcoal and spent coffee show a last ditch blast of complexity.

Stands taller that it actually is, so the high level of drinkability comes at somewhat of a surprise--and a good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:18:51 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Deep Enders Dark Porter from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.