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Breakfast Porter - Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Breakfast Porter
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BA SCORE
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:
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(Beer added by: freed on 10-31-2004)
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

muchloveforhops3, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter

Pours brown, seems very light for a porter. Almost no head. Smell is rich, chocolatey, malty, really really nice.

Taste is chocolatey. Some smokey malts as well. Pretty darn tasty.

Mouthfeel is light and airy. Overall, based on the looks, I wasn't expecting much, but I find this to be a quite tasty beer.

snaotheus, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of HumuloneRed
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GeneralDow, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Axnjxn, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a barely translucent reddish chocolate brown with a nice yellow-beige head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is smoky and chocolaty and has an undertone of coffee as well as a nutty hint. Smoky flavor has firm chocolate and coffee tones with nutty and toffee hints. Smooth, pleasing texture is fairly fizzy. Look for this one!

Cyberkedi, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of constantine_272
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 jjboesen
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the many excellent beers enjoyed by me during a recent trip to Portland (Oregon Brewers Fest) was found at Bailey's Taproom (See My Review); and it is called Terminal Gravity Breakfast Porter.

It opens with a translucent head of beige that sits atop a body of deep black with a few glints of light near the bottom of the glass. It comes with a thick slab of foamy lacing that blankest the glass in heavy layer. There are notes of extreme chocolate in the nose and on the palate. A subtle whiff of coconut is detectable. There is minor malt bitterness, but it is light and balanced enough to sit gently on the tongue.

This porter should be slooowly savored a few sips at a time. Terminal Gravity brews a complex elixir that has earned its respect.

jjboesen, Dec 22, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5%

bernat1971, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

DrKnife, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Sir_Goatman, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of jdense
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the EOU faculty lounge, 2.8.10, poured into chilled pint glass.

Dark brown clear opaque body, 1 finger tan head, medium dissipation with very good lacing. The nose is chocolaty, coffee, some roasted malts with a wee bit of floral hops. Taste is quite balanced with above flavors. Full mouthfeel, not big carbonation. Pretty drinkable. I was impressed with how balanced this was. While not as popular as TG IPA, this is a very good beer. Hard to find, but worth the effort.

jdense, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 BastardKing24
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 woemad
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 RedDiamond
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very chocolaty beer, not just in aroma and taste, but in its visual properties as well which show the color of dark milk chocolate. This is a highly turbid beer with small, infrequent bubbles rising to a thin film. Both the smell and the taste have a fresh mash tun graininess suggesting either low attenuation or a very fresh tap with minimal aging, for the flavors seem unintegrated, green, and wortish. I personally find this appealing, but it's perhaps somehow incomplete.

But the finish is flawless with a slow redeeming decay of chocolate malt reminiscent of old fashioned malted milk.

RedDiamond, Oct 23, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

CWVegas, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

johnnyboy76, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

shelby415, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

twelveinches, May 13, 2013
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Breakfast Porter from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
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