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Pearl Street Porter - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Pearl Street PorterPearl Street Porter

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82
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 02-25-2009)
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Reviews by ScorpyX:
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ScorpyX

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Very dark pour, high carbonation, almost making it look like a soda. Off white finger width head quickly dissipates.

S: Heavy coffee with a good amount of sweetness. That sugary sweetness with a side of nuttiness reminds me a bit of a brown ale. Rich and delicious.

T: Much like the smell, rich and delicious. The coffee comes through primarily complemented by a good taste of chocolate and nut.

M: Fairly heavy as one might expect from a porter. Nice and thick.

One of the better porters I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 03:55:01 | More by ScorpyX
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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like this a lot more than I thought I would. given a mixed bag from twisted pine so far. this one is not retired, recently bottled again. chocolaty brown in color with a colossal chocolate milk head that wont quit. the nose is American ale yeast on top of copious chocolate malt, limited unmalted barley, and semisweet chocolate chips. the flavor matches well. with quite a bot of chocolate coming through, especially in the finish. its not quite bitter enough for me, not that I need a bitter porter, but that its a style which demands some balance, and this one lacks that. I don't know if it needs more hops or roasted barley or what, but that middle is missing for me. I do like all the flavors though, and the lighter mouthfeel that still maintains a creamy vibe really works for this. its a good porter, but in the context of what else is commercially available in Denver, its only middle of the road. we are indeed spoiled in this market, but I am not complaining. this would work better somewhere else. that said, its a good enough porter all up.

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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A - Pours a fairly creamy, tan 2 finger head. Retention is decent. The color is a non-transparent black.

S - Fair amount of roasted malt mixed with semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, cream, and some surprising subtle musty hops notes. Moderate strength and really inviting.

T - A full roasted malt foundation builds the beer. Chocolate, dark fruit, and cream linger into the finish, which is bitter, but nicely so.
A nice level of creaminess carries the beer.

M - the one flaw. Too wet and smooth. Could stand to be fuller in body. Finishes dry, though.

D - Overall, a very good beer. It has its shortcomings, but I'd have it again.

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Pours a very dark amber color with an inch of tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is a bit chocolate like with some smokiness and hops. The taste is filled with roasted malt and offers cocoa and mocha like tastes. A light hop flavor outlines it all. Crisp carbonation fills the mouth with a medium bodied feel. Overall, drinkable and tasty.

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A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a one-finger brown head of bubbly foam. Minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of chocolate and molasses with some floral notes in the background.

T - It has a burnt molasses flavor that you'd expect in a big stout or some sort of smoked porter. Nice chocolate flavor with hints of toffee and a mild bitter hop bite.

M - It was crisp and sharp but a little sticky. A medium bodied ale.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown pour would look more black if it had a head for contrast. Otherwise, looks a bit flat.
Aroma of molasses and chocolate with some wet licorice. A slight pine zip and some medicinals.
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Serving type: bottle

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htomsirveaux

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3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 8 Apr 2010.

Poured in a Liquor Mart shaker pint. Very large explosive brown head, almost jumps out of the bottle. Very dark brown in color, opaque. Smells of toasted pumpernickel, roasted chocolate. Tastes like pumpernickel with a touch of smokiness. Some coffee and chocolate notes. Roasty but not overly bitter or burnt. Cold coffee and tannic aftertaste. Medium body. Moderate alcohol.

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3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
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Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep, dark brown color; chestnut on the edges. Poured a 2 finger rocky head with fair retention to a 1 finger cap. Lots of sticky lacing that faded nearer the bottom.

S: Toasted malts; chocolate, toffee and bitter coffee. Light grassy smell.

T: Very consistent with smell; chocolate, toffe, bitter coffee and burnt toast. Nice bitter in the finish to balance.

M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Creamy, rich and smooth.

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Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep chocolate brown. Almost black. Foamy tan head starts strong and has OK retention. Leaves occasional wisps of lace.

S: Pretty standard fare. Espresso, chocolate and a bit of charcoal. Maybe a hint of grass.

T: Very much an almost-stout in execution. Malt comes on with a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Bitterness is mild and has a burnt charcoal quality. An acidic coffee flavor is there as well. Finishes with a lingering burnt bitterness.

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Beaver13

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
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12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a large frothy tan head that retains well going to a thin film eventually that laces the glass.

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Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 01:18:26 | More by Beaver13
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Pearl Street Porter from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.