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Porter Porter (471 Series) - Breckenridge Brewery

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Porter Porter (471 Series)Porter Porter (471 Series)

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: youngblood on 07-11-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

demosixt, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

drinkinmiles, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

MeisterMayhem, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

mixed_master7, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Hacksaw34, Oct 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Beerislivingproof, May 13, 2012
Photo of biglite351
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Cloudy orange around the edges with a tall creamy off-white head

S - Yeast, malt and oddly s dill pickle

T - Sour malt and not too much else

M - good coating with tingle on sides of tongue and throat

O - Not really my bag. maybe fore someone that likes sours

biglite351, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

stealth, Mar 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of TippySelenoid
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's almost black with a tan lacing. It's got legs.

It's got a dried fruit smell with a bit of roasted malts.

Very fruity beer. Raisiny and figgy. It's really, REALLY sweet. Not very roasty or hoppy.

It's thick with little to no carbonation.

This doesn't seem at all like porter. It seems more like a seet, fruity stout. Not sure how this is a porter. This beer also doesn't warm well.

TippySelenoid, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%

DocDownUnder, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of RickS95
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burgundy/brown color. No color coming close to coming through, but nothing near dark brown or black. The head is non-existant.

Malt, toffee, alcohol and dark fruits like plums fill the nose. Doesn't really smell like a porter, but a pleasant enough smell.

The fruits, malt and a caramel flavor shine. Alcohol is there, but in the background.

From the smell, I expected the alcohol to be more of a player, but it's pleasantly gentle. This is a sweet beer with nary a hint of bitter. Only thing that balances the sweetness is a skosh of heat in the finish.

A good beer. Not really what I was expecting and doesn't really resemble a porter, but good nonetheless. I could see this at more of a nut brown type beer, but it's not very porterish.

RickS95, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of PrivateEquity
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Too translucent to be called an Imperial Porter. Good head with limited lacing. Head stays a while.

S - Aroma leaves a little more to ask for. Light, sweet bready maltiness aroma

T - Starts up very nice with upfront caramel malt is smooth and nice. Limited hoppiness really limits the beer. Sweetness in this porter is definitely discernable.

M - Smooth mouthfeel with right amount of carbonation. Medium body for a porter

D - Goes down smooth with creamy maltiness.

Overall - Sweeter porter that feels like it is missing a taste punch. It is very drinkable and could go down quickly. It does a few things very well (caramel maltiness, solid upfront carbonation), but misses on the back end.

PrivateEquity, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Buffalo Bills shaker pint glass.

Not much like Super Bowl beer, am I right? This bit o' proof pours a ruby-/garnet-tinged brown topped by a finger of sandy foam. The nose smells nearly identical to a generic grain bag for an all-grain homebrew batch. Straight up. Some caramel ends up in there as well, but is overshadowed by the grain bag smell. The taste brings this caramel back in force, along with some light roasted malts and some insanely light (hardly discernible) coffee. A general graininess continues to pervade. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, not much going on in this here porter, definitely not enough to warrant the repetition in the name.

TMoney2591, Feb 13, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this beer

This beer poured a darker caramel brown with a slight jaundiced finger of white foam above it that didn't last too long. The smell of this beer was the epitome of malts. As a homebrewer I can describe this aroma best as smelling the raw grist of a beer. To non-hombrewers, it's really malty in aroma. There wasn't much more to the beer. The flavor was almost 100% caramel flavor. I'm not sure how this was ever considered a porter when it tastes more along the lines of a bock without hops, but there you go. It's not bad in taste, but it's not good either. The mouthfeel is extraordinarily watery. It's bad to the point where it literally tastes like caramel flavored water. This is drinkable, but I won't be drinking this again.

Vdubb86, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from a store. More of a portr than an imperial porter as advertised, I was getting too much sweetness from the first third of the bomber and then OK bitterness from the remainder. Mouthfeel average, this poured balck with a fine head. Aromas were malty, with a bit of licorice. Drinkability was fine.

Sammy, Jan 23, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cola-colored with a similarly frothy head. Jumps up an inch but recedes too quickly. Decent lacing, but no more than that. Doesn't quite look the brawny part just yet.

The nose is full of malty aromas, including some chocolate, caramel, and toffee sweetness and some mild coffee roasted bitterness. Somewhat faint.

Pretty full-flavored, with the caramel-sweetness of coke and a somewhat thin black coffee note of roasted malt. Lots of sweetness here, with dark fruit, overripe estery fruits, and some cocoa. Slight touch of bitterness in the middle, but the finish is all malt.

Bubbly, and a little light for style. This is definitely a malt bomb (this recipe, anyhow - other reviews seem to be of a different beer almost). More like a sac fly than a home run, but a serviceable cold weather libation.

BretSikkink, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a bit of an oddity for me. It looks good all dark brown and stuff. The head could use more life, but that's fine.

Aroma is alcohol forward riding on top of molasses and tobacco. It kind of seems the roasted malt is a bit stale. Just doesn't have that...oh, that's good...attitude. I dunno.

Still, it tastes pretty good. A bit of smoke comes into play atop the molasses, which rides the dark bread malt. Alcohol isn't as pronounced here. As it gets going the tobacco turns more into coffee and toffee.

Thin mouthfeel. Didn't quite make itself known. Easy drinking...big bottle though. Small batch/big bottle. I'll try it on tap sometime.

Mebuzzard, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of hopstradamus
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A. Mahogany, with slight reddish tones. It was maybe a little over-carbonated with average head that settled quickly.

S. Malty, with an acid-like sour smell; it was dull and also smelled slightly metallic. Very faint hop aroma, and some hints of chocolate.

T. Still dull and slightly metallic in the finish. It is malt dominated as you would expect from an Imperial Porter, and had little evidence of any hops. It doesn't taste like a bad bottle but something is definitely off. Some hints of artificial cherry flavor that seem out of place.

M. It is smooth but not as heavy as you would think it should be.

D. This beer was not insulting, but it wasn't much more. I'm still trying to figure out what was "Imperial" about it. Almost no lace remained on the glass when it was half empty. Decent at best, but disappointing.

hopstradamus, Jun 16, 2010
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Porter Porter (471 Series) from Breckenridge Brewery
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