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Breakfast Porter - Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Breakfast Porter
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85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 10-31-2004)
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Reviews by anarchia:
Photo of anarchia
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

Very light brown, almost a dark amber color. Head dissipates quickly. Mellow aroma, some floral notes I'm guessing come from hops, somewhat unusual for a porter. Sweet with mellow bitterness and astringency from the hops and roasted malts. Very bubbly on the tongue. Mellow is the word here, almost a little watered-down to me.

anarchia, Jan 09, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

chossboss, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CWVegas, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours two fingers of head on a medium brown colored body.
The aroma is pine, chocolate and roasted malt. A wonderful mixture.
The taste is pine bitterness with roasted malt and dark chocolate rounding it out. The level of bitterness is uncharacteristic for the style but it fit well.
The texture is smooth with a crisp finish and moderate carbonation with a little fizz in the middle.
A great porter with a unique twist.

Fatehunter, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin tan head that dissipates into a ring around the glass and thin film with some lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, toasted malt, a hint of chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows aroma with toasted malt, grassy hops and light coffee, finishing with light hops and coffee, slightly smoky. Medium bodied. A pleasant low key porter.

LiquidAmber, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of GeneralDow
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GeneralDow, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Birdlegs, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ebrauser
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

From the bottle to a tall pint glass, this one pours a muddy red-brown with thin brown head, it certainly is not the most appealing beer to look at. Smelled strongly of roast coffee and bitter chocolate, with a taste to match. Chocolate up front followed up by a bitter, burnt finish. Mouthfeel was certainly thin for a porter. If it was more acceptable, this would probably be a really nice beer to wake up and drink for breakfast.

ebrauser, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of constantine_272
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

A: Not black, but a dark dark opaque brown. Poured a 12oz bottle into a 12oz tulip glass. Very light head disappeared in the first minute after pouring.

S: Nice coffee smell with a bit of sweetness.

T: Extra rich roast and coffee flavor. Nice bitter sharpness rounds out the full flavor nicely. A bit of sweetness at the finish.

M: Starts off full and ends thin. A bit of a lingering aftertaste. Very very filling.

O: Pretty good, albeit a bit much for breakfast. A bit of a flat taste kind of detracted from the overall feel, but I really liked the coffee flavor.

constantine_272, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bluckbeyes, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of bernat1971
4/5  rDev +5%

bernat1971, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

johnnyboy76, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of mcallister
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

Lightest porter I've ever seen. Tight wound full head with immense sticky lace. Deep russet with rich red, vibrant undertones.

Milk chocolatey with a whipped cream aroma. Huge cocoa and marshmallow. Almost like chocolate rice krispies or some sort of fake cereal chocolate aroma.

This beer is good but the lightest porter I may ever experience. The same chocolatey flavors described as above. A sout lactose on the finish. Thin with moderate sweetness and slight bitterness on the finish. Most quaffable porter in the world.

mcallister, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of BastardKing24
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a dark brown color with a 1 inch mocha head that sticks around.

Smell is interesting with dark malt and coffee, chocolate dominating, as well as a slight tartness in there as well.

Taste is more subdued than the nose with chocolate and coffee, dark fruits, and bitterness from hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, medium to light carbonation.

Overall a nice porter from a small local brewery.

BastardKing24, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of HumuloneRed
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

I had this on tap at Concordia Ale House. It poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a off white head.

Lots of chocolate and some roast notes in the aroma.

The flavor was mostly bitter-sweet chocolate with hints of coffee in the the finish. It was nicely balanced and very drinkable.

Very well made beer. I want more.

HumuloneRed, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of Murrhey
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger khaki head with long retention. Fluffy head with tented, sticky lacing. Deep auburn color with thick particulate. Very cloudy. Strange looking porter.

S- Coffee, licorice, smoky. Burnt sort of smells. Odd.

T- Muddy flavors competing. Like bad coffee.

M- Thick, cloudy feel. Sticky linger.

O- Not a fan of this beer. Seems to be confused about what it wants to be.

Murrhey, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

muchloveforhops3, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of freed
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

Pouring at Henry's on 12th. Served a bit too cold, but my hands warmed it up quickly.

Looks pretty nice with a brassy brown body,a slight peach fuzz of head, but there's a certain transparency that makes me nervous.

The aroma is deep smokey, and not just peat smokey, but burnt wood smokey. Its really nice.

The taste is heavily laden with smokey tones and has some nice malt nuttiness that plays third fiddle. The body is rather lacking and the smokeyness is somewhat one-dimensional and doesn't really stand on its own.

Its a thin beer that should be consumed with something that is complimented by smoke - I had barbecue.

freed, Oct 31, 2004
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4/5  rDev +5%

DrKnife, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

12oz bottle purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane. No freshness date on the bottle.

Poured a dark brown color that took on a rubyish hue when held up to light. Decent sized off-white head hung around for a few minutes before receding to a thin skiff. No lace to speak of.

Coffee and brown sugar in the nose, with the coffee slightly winning out. The nose is subtle, but correct for the style.

The flavor initially is roasty and somewhat bitter, very coffee-like. The brown sugary sweetness then becomes apparent, but to a lesser degree, just enough to provide a good balance.

Medium bodied, with a slightly coating mouthfeel.

A decent porter, nothing great. I have to admit that no breakfast was consumed alongside this “Breakfast Porter,” so perhaps an important ingredient was missed. Still, though not my first choice for a porter, I’d drink this again.

woemad, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

shelby415, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Axnjxn, Oct 09, 2012
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Breakfast Porter from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.