Rye Porter - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
2.23/5 rDev -35.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, dark brown color with no head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Rustic and husky grain splits between roast and toast. Slightly sulfurous fermented plant is detracting, but overall smell is diluted due to carbon dioxide.
T: Begins off-dry, with early acidity and weak scorched malt. Vanilla is suggested into the middle where lesser acidity persists in the absence of other flavors. A whiff of burnt coffee clings to the palate late but otherwise the finish is mildly bitter and slightly herbaceous.
M: Thin viscosity, watery and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This unsatisfying porter applies rye to a style that never really asked for it. Grain qualities become thinner where they should be full and satisfying--while it is probably possible to craft an appealing rye-focused porter, this isn't it. Qualities are discordant and one-dimensional when the whole product is considered.
02-07-2012 14:39:51 | More by beagle75
2.48/5 rDev -28.1%
Reviewed from notes
Pours a deep near-black color with a half finger of head that dies down to a persistent collar. The rye is immediately noticeable in the aroma, as well as some toasted malt, nail polish, and waxiness. The flavor is a bit watery, there just isn't much here to even describe. The rye is the main flavor component, without a supporting cast. The body is medium to light and carbonation is medium and makes it feel watered down. Overall this beer wasn't terrible thanks to the lack of off-flavors, but it wasn't good either thanks to the lack of on-flavors.
01-20-2011 01:26:33 | More by alcstradamus
2.7/5 rDev -21.7%
It pours a dark cola brown, very clear with a thin ring of tan head.
The smell is a strange mix of roasted barley and tinny metallic oxidization.
The flavor is very rye, dry and grainy a bit of spice and a big shot of smokey and roasted barley, not much else going on here. Needs a bit of sweetness to even it out a bit, feels very hollow in the middle.
The mouthfeel is very thin and dry for a porter, feels and taste like a complete lack of any crystal malts which is a bit strange for a beer like this.
Below average to average at best, nothing to get excited about.
02-06-2012 23:36:34 | More by bashiba
3.04/5 rDev -11.9%
A brewery I've never had before. Tasted 18 March 2014.
Appearance is fine. Pours a very dark coffee brown, clear at the edges. Half-finger of medium brown-tan head, okay retention and lacing.
Smell is nice. The rye spice and coffee notes from the malts bring depth and variety. I like it.
Taste goes astray. It's not really bad, but it's not really good either. Hard to pinpoint exactly what I don't like. It's like under-brewed coffee, or chewing on roasted wood. Lacking fullness, and lacking flavors. Something is not quite right, though I can't put my finger on it.
Feel is okay. Kinda flat, watery. Meh.
Mediocre porter. The rye is a nice touch in the nose, but the taste falls flat.
03-19-2014 02:46:37 | More by zeledonia
3.11/5 rDev -9.9%
Pours a black with just a 1-finger of a tan head with good lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, malt but no rye was detected. Taste was roasted chocolate with a bitter finish with a hint of rye. I liked the taste but didn't the bitter finish. Overall it was just "OK".
07-25-2013 22:28:12 | More by BeerWithMike
3.15/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle into a pint glass. No expiration/bottle date. '1118' printed over end of the surgeon general's warning.
a Aggressive pour formed a finger's worth of tan head that quickly dissipated. Dark black with a dark brown hue at the edges. Modest lacing that slipped down the glass during tasting.
s Smoky malt. Barely noticeable rye at the back of the nose after a long smell. Cellar.
t Malt on the sides of the tongue and a smoky aftertaste on the back. Searching for rye spice/boldness and only finding weak caramel.
m Somewhat watery. Smooth in the middle. Flat is the final impression as the taste finishes.
o Tried with some Hershey's dark chocolate after searching the label for an expiration date and reading Peacetree's recommendation to pair the two. Brought out some sweet/bitter chocolate flavors in the beer as expected and did enhance my overall rating by 0.5, but still let down on the promise of rye.
01-11-2012 17:07:11 | More by Mattamue
3.25/5 rDev -5.8%
Reviewed from notes:
appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger mocha head
smell: roast, malts, coffee, black patent
taste: coffee, roast, malts,
mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body
overall: pretty average porter. glad I got to try it.
05-25-2011 21:17:05 | More by THECPJ
Rye Porter from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.