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Breakfast Porter - Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Breakfast Porter
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85
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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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beertunes

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear dark brown (much lighter in color than most, if not all, other porters), with a thick, strong dark khaki head that had great retention and lacing.

Roasted malt aroma is first across the nose, with a hint of coffee following. The flavor followed the same template, mostly roast flavors, with an, not obnoxious, amount of coffee following and a hint of hop tang on the finish.

The body was very thin for the style. Drinkability will depend on your taste of coffee, I don't like coffee so I wouldn't have more than one of these at a sitting. Overall, a decent enough beer, a little light and thin though. Worth trying if you see it.

02-07-2010 20:37:11 | More by beertunes
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

12-04-2012 03:21:55 | More by LiquidAmber
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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!

07-10-2011 01:22:41 | More by Cyberkedi
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-09-2012 22:20:51 | More by Axnjxn
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

10-23-2008 02:10:49 | More by RedDiamond
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-13-2013 05:32:47 | More by twelveinches
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mcallister

Ohio

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.

09-19-2007 22:44:35 | More by mcallister
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2012 05:49:55 | More by shelby415
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

11-30-2013 04:29:43 | More by Fatehunter
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woemad

Washington

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.

02-25-2013 02:04:21 | More by woemad
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jdense

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

02-09-2010 03:15:24 | More by jdense
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younger35

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

Got this one on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Drank out of pint glass while enjoying some sort of grilled cheese (literally, it was a piece of cheese that they toasted on a grill, it had grill marks and everything).

Appearance- Pours a medium dark ash brown with lots of orange hues and a huge one finger creamy tan head that sat about a half inch above the glass. Definitely the lightest porter I’ve ever seen. I actually thought they brought me the TG IPA on accident. Leaves a nice cap and collar along with loads of lacing.
Smell- Not an overly powerful or interesting nose but there is a little something to enjoy. Lightly toasted malts and a bit of coffee are subtle but there.
Taste- This is way better than the nose. Lots of sweet roasted malts that lean toward French roast coffee. A bit of caramel/toffee and chocolate sweetness are also present along with a slight floral bitterness. Really nice and balanced.
Mouthfeel- Medium to light body with aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- This is a very tasty, sessionable Porter. I wish I knew the ABV of this guy but after one pint I didn’t feel much. Its amazing how much flavor they packed into here especially after how light it is and how little nose I got. Definitely worth a try if you find this on-tap somewhere.

11-30-2007 23:11:36 | More by younger35
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snaotheus

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +15%

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.

01-01-2013 23:51:05 | More by snaotheus
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sharpski

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-11-2013 20:27:42 | More by sharpski
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-13-2013 02:39:22 | More by bluckbeyes
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-20-2013 02:54:58 | More by johnnyboy76
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Murrhey

Montana

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.

12-30-2012 01:19:54 | More by Murrhey
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

10-23-2013 02:39:15 | More by bernat1971
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-03-2013 02:56:30 | More by Smurf2055
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-06-2013 04:44:46 | More by Birdlegs
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freed

Oregon

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.

10-31-2004 21:40:24 | More by freed
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

12-22-2008 20:24:42 | More by jjboesen
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

02-07-2014 05:45:20 | More by Sir_Goatman
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-30-2014 05:32:41 | More by chossboss
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

12-07-2013 05:38:08 | More by trytoketchup
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Breakfast Porter from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
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