Porter Porter (471 Series) - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by hckyfn9999:
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours a dark brown with ruby hues. About two fingers of light brown colored head that leaves some thick lace on the glass as it disappears. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel.
Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, and a hint of cherry and herbal hops in the background. This is not very big for an Imperial Porter as they claim it to be. Nothing outstanding here, nothing terrible either.
02-11-2010 03:31:54 | More by hckyfn9999
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2.93/5 rDev -13.6%
22 oz bottle. Pours a medium to dark brown with a smallish frothy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is grains with some roasted chocolate and some caramel and dark fruit with a slight sour twang. Vinous notes come out as it warms.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with some lactose and some roast. It's pretty nice cold, but as it warms some odd notes come out - leather and plastic. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, an OK porter - it's a bit muddled with the grainy sweetness and off-notes.
05-05-2010 05:29:57 | More by Beaver13
3.6/5 rDev +6.2%
On tap at the Denver brewpub (limited brewing)...
Dark pour, almost black with cranberry color highlights at the bottom of the glass. Creamy dark tan head, very thick and stylish lacing. A bit of strawberry to the malty nose, no real roastiness. Mouthfeel is a little light and prickly, but the flavor meets style, with more of a smokey roast than the aroma implies and blending with a pale chocolate impression. A touch of acidity from hopping at the finish, thought the aftertaste shows some instant coffee flavors. Not a killer in my mind, pretty solid and sweetens a little as it warms.
11-08-2004 15:56:58 | More by ADR
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
01-23-2011 00:43:14 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
08-07-2011 04:06:02 | More by RickS95
3.23/5 rDev -4.7%
Picked this up at macadoodles in Joplin, MO
Pours an effervescent brown tinged chestnut with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Above average lacing & no head retention
S: Coffee, boozey figs, that just fade out as this warms
T: Coffee, breadyness, toasty malt & a touuch of boozeyness up front, plus a bit of licorice & dryness. Coffee, dryness, leafy hops & a bit of cocoa as this warms, plus a bit of boozey figs. Finishes dry, with coffee grounds, some vanilla, a touch of figs. Could've pulled a 3.5, but just a touch to disjointed, flavors aren't blending well at all
Medium bodied, dry with moderate carbonation, a touch too boozey, plus a bit of wateryness
Drinks okay, starts a bit disjointed & doesn't hide abv well at all. I think they were trying for a version of old London Porter, so since no one really knows what that was I will cut them a little slack. If this was judge as an IMP Porter I'd be be at least .5 lower across the board for the most part. Still, not one I'll buy again. Overpriced at $6.50
08-01-2009 02:20:16 | More by russpowell
4.1/5 rDev +20.9%
Appearance- Deep, chestnut brown with ruby highlights. Decent, tan head with big and small bubbles. Good head retention. Nice lace.
Smell- Inviting, roasty malt aroma, mixed with some faint, crisp hops and some vanilla in the background.
Taste- Vanilla is more noticeable, along with some wood. Roasty malt and some alcohol. Lingering sweetness on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body- satisfying, with good carbonation.
Drinkability- Pretty solid for an imperial porter (but then the ABV isn't too high).
10-13-2009 23:22:21 | More by endincolorado
3.73/5 rDev +10%
Reviewed from notes. Originally consumed 12/22.
A- Pours a deep brown/black with a one finger head.
S- I'm getting caramel malt, nutmeg, and chocolate malt.
T- I tasted chocolate and roasted malt, caramel malt, and spicy nutmeg with a bitter finish.
M-Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I wanted this to be just a bit thicker.
D-This was pretty easy drinking considering ABV, but I'm not sure I'd revisit this one considering the "bang for the buck" factor. I'm glad I got to try it though.
12-28-2009 04:50:23 | More by samie85
3.75/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours very dark, nice and creamy head. Has some staying power, diminished after about fifteen minutes.
Has strong roasted flavors coming out. Some nuttiness also. Slight sweetness on the tail end. Probably the weakest aspect of the beer.
There is a predominant vanilla and coffee flavor coming from this although there is a nice caramel smoothness to it. Small touches of roasted nut and bread also.
Feels very smooth, but not slick. Nice carbonation to it. Not very chewy at all.
Has great drinkability as it is not that heavy and the flavors are very smooth. No alcohol bite at all. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this.
07-11-2009 13:54:49 | More by youngblood
3.18/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
02-13-2011 17:49:24 | More by TMoney2591
2.35/5 rDev -30.7%
A - Pours thin, brown and fizzy. Some reddish hues when held up to the light. Tan head that doesn't immediately disappear but doesn't hang around too long.
S - Nothing very strong here. A bit nutty. That distinctive porter smell that I call pool water.
T - The flavor is also very thin. Not very complex. Some roastiness. Slight vanilla.
M - Very, very thin.
D - I'm not enjoying drinking this beer. But it presents no challenge.
08-17-2009 03:37:46 | More by infestaxion
3.08/5 rDev -9.1%
A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a two-finger, off-white head of soapy foam. Not much lacing is left behind when it recedes.
S - It smelled of sweet roasted malts. There was an alcohol/booze aroma.
T - This is very sweet and malty - too sweet for a porter. It had a very boozy flavor. Very little hop bitterness that one expects and needs in a porter.
M - It was crisp and sharp but finished a little sticky. A medium bodied beer with a warm alcohol presence.
D - Not the best. Kind of a boozy, sweet mess. Thankfully I only paid $2.99 for this bomber.
05-23-2010 12:52:14 | More by zeff80
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
Dark brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, maybe a touch of caramel. Aroma is not particularly complex or assertive. Nor is the flavor. Again it is mostly brown sugar with caramel, some hints of vanilla. Not much going on. Like your standard American porter, but with more booze. The feel is creamy and smooth and it is fairly easy drinking. Not all that different from the recently released Mighty Brown, actually reminds me more of a brown than a porter. I was excited to hear of this release and believed Breck may start kicking it up a notch. I have been disappointed. Nothing too special here. Also, $6.99/22oz may be a bit much for this.
07-25-2009 23:31:56 | More by BradLikesBrew
3.6/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
09-07-2010 18:43:22 | More by Mebuzzard
3.55/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
01-04-2011 03:36:50 | More by BretSikkink
Porter Porter (471 Series) from Breckenridge Brewery
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