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Tamerlane Brown Porter - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Tamerlane Brown Porter
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ScreamForMe on 10-17-2009)
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Reviews by ScreamForMe:
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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first beer to come from this new brewery in Redmond. It's an interesting mix of a brown and a porter. Surprisingly complex upon initial taste, it's a great beer.

I know - how very NOT helpful. I'll try to edit this review when I have more time.

It's my favorite beer at Black Raven hands down.

ScreamForMe, Oct 17, 2009
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3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Filled a growler and poured into pint glass. Decent head, light tan in color. A very dark brown in color. Not much going on in terms of aroma. Mild sweetness and a bit nutty. Very good lace trails the sips. Well balanced porter, lower body. Mouthfeel was average with a lingering bitterness. I don't think this will be a go-to beer for me but it will work for most beer geeks but probably not for the true porter connoisseur.

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the Collins Pub, Tamerlane Brown Porter is dark mahogany brown with an off-white head that leaves scattered lace.

Smells like brown sugar, light herbal hops.

Taste is very nice, an interesting porter for sure, basically a brown ale with some roasted malt. Really nice cocoa notes, very light leafy hops. Really opens up as it warms.

Mouthfeel is semi-dry, some creaminess, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is good, a really tasty porter, unique and well made.

ccrida, Mar 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at J Micheal's Pub in Redmond. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a dark mahogany brown color and clear. Frothy off-white nearly beige head, leaves nice white rings on the glass.

Smell is faint. A little roasted grain and coffee aroma

Taste is good. Not full-flavored but a soft blend of caramel biscuit and coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean.

Very drinkable. Kind of a combination between a porter and a brown ale.

RJLarse, Jan 04, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murky nut-brown with a finger of light khaki head. Sweet nutty aroma with toffee and brown sugar.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy but slightly thin mouthfeel. Nice flavors of nutty caramel, brown sugar, and a little bit of cocoa and coffee to balance.

A really easy-drinking porter that's definitely on the sweeter side.

grittybrews, Jun 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark brown color, bubbly and good carbonation with a nice dirty white head.

N: Roasted grain, spice, coffee, toffee and chocolate

T: Very good. Some light coffee, toffee, caramel, cocoa

M: Not as creamy as a traditional porter but crisper and easier to drink. Some roastiness, toffee and light chocolate on end


barleywinefiend, May 10, 2010
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3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a VERY clear and clean reddish brown with about 3/4 of an inch of light tan head that dissipated quickly and left medium lacing. Seriously, I have never seen a Porter this clear, it's not translucent, you can see clearly through it.

The aromas were the typical sweet and roast of a Porter, just very subdued. This beer really comes alive across the tongue however. A pleasant, but not overly powerful, roast flavor is the primary feature, with a tickle of spicy hop on the finish.

I found the body to be thinner than I would have liked. Drinkabilty was very, very good. Perhaps a bit too strong to be a true session beer, you could none the less do worse than to have several of these down at your local.

Overall, a very good and enjoyable beer. This beer is, in my opinion, much closer to a brown ale than a porter. The numerical scores would show this if I were to rate this beer as such. Worth some effort to obtain, you'll like this beer if try it, no matter what it's called.

beertunes, Dec 26, 2009
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Tamerlane Brown Porter from Black Raven Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.