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Old World Dark Knight Porter - Old World Brewery

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Old World Dark Knight PorterOld World Dark Knight Porter

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BA SCORE
74
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old World Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: seedee17 on 07-30-2009)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

2.24/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

I love trying beers from brewery's that I never tasted. Here's a 12 ounce bottle from Old World. On to the beer:

That's a thin head on top this ink black beer, where with time a few spots of lace stick to the glass. Okay so far. Sniff....there's a strange ointment which taints the sweet and roasty malt, which the latter pair smells like potential enjoyment. Oh geez, here we go...I taste sour grapes in an unappealing way. What a buzzkill, because the roasty and sweet malt behind that wall tastes pleasant. It's medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation, but damn, I was not ready for a sour porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 01:56:01 | More by DoubleJ
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nleaders

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-02-2014 22:54:58 | More by nleaders
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +19%

05-10-2014 20:33:43 | More by LXIXME
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

03-30-2014 19:23:08 | More by trytoketchup
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-27-2013 10:11:58 | More by freshflesh
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Mosul

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-03-2013 06:58:38 | More by Mosul
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-21-2013 20:21:26 | More by acurtis
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-27-2013 05:02:26 | More by Camjmorton
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SmilinEric

Arizona

1.43/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This porter had a dark brown color with a quickly diffused head. The smell had some off notes which I would quickly discover was from infection. The flavor tainted and it was obviously infected. I couldn't take more than a mouthful of this before throwing it away. I have seen similar reviews from others on this site so I feel confident this was not an isolated incident.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 22:49:07 | More by SmilinEric
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

1.45/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Old World : Porter

Pours like a porter, blackish color with amber hues and a small head. Aroma is roasted and slightly off. In the flavor, very sour, and ripe with infection. Roasted malt and straight up vinegar. Being a fan of sours, I understand that some beers may be brewed this way, but this is clearly infected. Mouthfeel is syrupy and the sour flavor sticks with you. Overall, it was a no decision drainpour, and a failure. The bottling line must be suspect, because there is no reason for this porter to be soured this much. I would like to give it another try, but I won't be paying for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:48:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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ArsenicDrone

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Liked the name (labeled as Dark Knight Porter), so I tried this. 22 oz. bottle, 6.5% ABV. Didn't like the beer much.

Appearance: a nice dark, dark brown, almost indistinguishable from true black. Small head.

Smell: a little stinky, not quite skunked, but like wild yeast had been used.

Taste: malty porter, but sour. Not a lot else going on, unfortunately. It would be passable, if uninspiring, if it were not so sour.

Mouthfeel: a little on the thin side, but OK.

Drinkability: I could keep drinking this, if only I liked the taste. Took a bit of dedication to finish it.

Arizona's not exactly famous for beer, but there's a lot better made in this state than this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 10:02:42 | More by ArsenicDrone
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pixieskid

Germany

2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

thin body with a nice milky mouthfeel.

nice malt presence upfront, with a bready malt/ brown malt note.

Mild notes of chocolate and coffee with a mild bitterness.

Finishes with a sweet malt presence and dry bitterness.

Overall, very unimpressed. It's like a macro brewery attempting a micro beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 21:43:28 | More by pixieskid
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azdback

Arizona

2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First of all, i gave this beer a pretty hard pour. I'm not sure if there was a bottling issue, but there was no head... at all. The color was pretty good, very opaque, not much light made it through. Not a speck of lace. Enough said on appearance.

Just like I scored, this beer did smell like an average porter. Nice toasted malt, a little bit of coffee, but nothing really stood out. Very basic.

Like I said before, maybe there was a bottling issue, but there was no carbonation, so the mouthfeel was pretty flat, like drinking tap water.

A note on drinkablility: Does this mean that I can drink a lot, or does it mean that i would like to drink more?

I would not want to drink another one, there are many far superior porters on the shelf at my local liquor store that would be far better choices.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 06:56:03 | More by azdback
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with few highlights if any. The head is an off-beige foam of a good inch with little retention and acceptable lacing. Nose is exceedingly clean, with some toasted pastry notes and a hint towards dark fruits.

Flavors lean toward cocoa with a nod to coffee and good doses of English-style dark fruitiness. Over-carbonated, leaving a thin, slightly metallic body; the mouthfeel suffers a bit from the lack of creaminess. Makes it seem watery...

Not a slam dunk, but for a light take on the style from a local brewer, I'm definitely not put out. Beef up the malt bill to help out the nose, add some flavosr and thicken the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 02:37:45 | More by BretSikkink
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seedee17

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately served in a plastic party cup in the tasting room, this beer was dark with an appropriately rich tan head. A cooked sugar aroma with highlights of toasted bread and a nice viscous mouthfeel. A fairly robust porter for being in the the English style, with notes of fresh bread, cocoa and mild fruitiness all coming together to form a pretty solid porter. Nothing mind-blowing, but all solidly within expectations for the porter style in general, whatever that counts for. Exponentially better that the other beers I sampled at this brewery (see review of Blonde ale), if the brewer is able to turn out more beers of this quality they might have a shot at drawing in some fans.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2009 21:11:26 | More by seedee17
Old World Dark Knight Porter from Old World Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.