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Royal Oak Pappy's Porch Sippin' Porter - Royal Oak Brewery

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Royal Oak Pappy's Porch Sippin' Porter
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Royal Oak Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: walleye on 01-04-2006)
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2014 22:45:59 | More by brutusmuktuk
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-14-2014 15:46:13 | More by tommy5
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-04-2013 01:32:48 | More by Jas45678
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Royal Oak Brewery in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, showing a dark chocolate brown coloring. It held a one finger head of light brown bubbles that quickly dissipated into a thin film atop the liquid, with spots of lacing left around the glass. A chill haze was noted, but sediment was not. Carbonation appeared mild. The nose was filled with sweet chocolate milk, roasty and smoky coffee and chocolate malts, grassy hops, cereal grain, medicinal phenols, and fruit punch sweetness. With warmth came hints of ginger, light bubblegum esters, lime, and coffee cake sweetness. Our first impression was that there was surprising fruitiness to the flavoring, with pineapple at the forefront, while the roast was comparatively light in robustness. As we sipped, the taste opened with roasty coffee malts, pineapple juiciness, mossy and grassy hops, coffee acidity, and browned apple sweetness. Moving to the peak was a bit more bitterness, given from Band-Aid phenols, basement mustiness, more biting roast of grain, and more thorough grassiness from the hops. The grain quickly became watered, pulling us back into a lighter, sweeter finish. Here we received plum and raisin sweetness, lightly charred roast, white sugar flashes, soft lactics, pineapple, mango, and bitterly herbal hops. The aftertaste breathed of prune juice, plum skins, light floral pollen, medicinals, plastics, milky foaminess, green grassiness, and iced coffee. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation felt medium to high. Each sip gave decent slurp, glug, and smack, with nicer pop, foam, and cream. The mouth was left lightly puckered, with light chalky astringency to dry. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank fine.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. This gave a nice blend of spice, roasty depth, smoke, and generous fruitiness, acting to both intrigue and eventually hook the drinker. The sip followed well, and tasted fine, but the malts lost their smoke and depth through the middle, with that fruitiness pushing it just a bit too far back. The feel didn’t do a ton to make up for this falling off of the flavoring, but it didn’t wreck your palate either. This is a nice house porter from a solid local brewery, and something we would likely order seconds of were the mood to strike.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 23:26:38 | More by TheBrewo
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-25-2012 04:04:26 | More by Kerrie
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-03-2012 09:44:03 | More by dmorgan310
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty dark brown/black pour. Maybe one finger of off white head. Roasty aroma, malt, peat, coffee. Taste was pretty solid roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. A little strong on the bitterness. Good medium body though. Finishes dry and clean. A nice drinkable porter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2009 22:05:54 | More by Bung
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ElGrecoVerde

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like melted dark chocolate with a small coffee colored head.

The smell is mostly burnt coffees and some roasted aromas.

Has a roasted coffee taste (coffee seems to be a theme in this one) with some slightly bitter chocolate.

Felt thick and creamy to me, but that's how I like my darks. As it warms the flavors intensify. It suffers from some bitter aftertastes, but not much. An overall great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2008 01:49:18 | More by ElGrecoVerde
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berserker256

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Whenever I go to the Royal Oak Brewery on Fourth Street I get Pappy's Porch Sippin' Porter. I have the girl tug the tap towards her and load up that pint glass with the rich black coffee-colored froth. As it settles, there's a thin tan head and an aroma of roasted malt and a hint of an odor reminicent of a Hershey's Special Dark chocolate bar. The beer is a little bitter and tastey. I think the chaulk board behind the bar stated that is was 6.8% A.B.V.

Growlers are only $4.00 on Tuesday. I'll be filling and emptying my growler during the Tiger game this next Tuesday.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2007 04:32:42 | More by berserker256
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very well made porter. Poured out to a deep dark brown color that was nearly black at first glance. Aromas of dark malts and earth, with some wood notes and coffee. Taste was medium to full bodied and quite complex; dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, grain, a touch of bourbon-esqe warmth. Very nice. Mouthfeel was good, lots of consitancy and a nearly stout like thickness. Drinkability is good. One of the best local made porter's i've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2006 21:11:14 | More by Frozensoul327
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walleye

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had this back in october from the tap poured a brown I think the light is a little dim in this place with a tan head. aroma nothing special about this beer got some malt and a weak coffee hard pressed to get anything else out of it. flavor a little better than the aroma, got the roasted malts, coffee, and some sweetness. it was an easy dinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2006 01:49:25 | More by walleye
Royal Oak Pappy's Porch Sippin' Porter from Royal Oak Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.