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P-51 Porter - Wingman Brewers

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 28.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 04-22-2011)
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Photo of llschommer
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

llschommer, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of DJW
4.68/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap into a plastic cup at 4-Corners Brewfest. Delicious.
Dark, Dark, rich brown with lovely caramel-colored head which met a plastic cup death and then lingered like lacing on the surface. I like my porters at room temp or slightly below, so when I felt the cold brew I held on to it for a bit. Light roasted barley nose that grew more rich as it warmed. Chocolate, Coffee, and a balanced maltiness - not bone dry, not sweet, but hovering in between. Carbonation was spot in for the style. Had no idea it was an 8 abv until after tasting. Great effort.

DJW, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of JDOHare
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Lots of ratings without any detail so I'm not sure what we can take from that. I historically haven't been a big porter drinker...that is until I found this beer. I really like how smooth it is and it doesn't feel overly heavy when you drink it. The beer seems to almost border between a porter and a stout which I really like. P-51 is almost stealth like in that it's 8% ABV, but yet it doesn't taste strong at all, this is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. I am hooked on P-51, luckily I live in the Pacific Northwest so I can get all I want. Beer is like wine in that it is so personal with respect to what you like. I'd be interested in hearing what some of the other porter lovers consider to be top-notch porters, with one caveat...wimpy beers need not apply. Happy drinking and remember, what's good is what you like!

JDOHare, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of FatCaster
4.47/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Browers in Fremont in Seattle, served in a pint glass.

A - Darker than coffee brown, appeared almost opaque in the bar lighting. Low-lying caramel brown head dissipated quickly.

S - Malts, smoke, coffee, and a hint of bannana from the yeast. Didn't smell the hops too much.

T - This is where this beer really shines. Hopped very nicely in a way that doesn't clash with the roasted grain flavors. Starts out malty, hits you with some charcoal smoke flavors, and finishes with dark chocolate in the back of the throat. Very smooth finish, especially for a porter and doesn't overstay its welcome. You wouldn't guess that this was an 8% beer, the alcohol's really under the radar. One of the best tasting porters I've ever tried.

M - Thick enough to remind you it's a porter, but surprisingly refreshing. Carbonation was a little low, but may be by design.

Overall: I'm not, in general, much of a fan of porters and rarely have more than 1 or 2 in a sitting. I had this beer on a nice sunny day (not really porter weather in my opinion) and found it so refreshing that I could have easily put down too many of them. If you're ever in Tacoma, I'd definitely reccommend giving this one a try. Here's hoping they expand to at least a few more places in Washington...

FatCaster, May 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Presto82, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

benbjb, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

zachhg, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of husky13836
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm not the biggest porter guy in the world. But I really liked this one. Has good flavor, good smell and overall just a really solid beer. I would recommended to anyone, regardless if they are big into porters or not. What I love most about this beer is the 8% ABV. So you will only need a few of them to make you feel real good about the evening.

If you are in Tacoma, might as well give it a try. I know I really enjoyed it.

husky13836, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

jmccraney, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

sanford_and_son, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

FederalOC, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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3.92/5  rDev +15%

DKRowden, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Braz, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass. Nice two finger, fine light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt with mild char, hints of chocolate. Flavor is well toasted malt, char, boiled down coffee and hints of cocoa; finishes with lightly charred dark malt, light grassy hops, somewhat stark. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess, a bit thin for the flavor. A decent well roasted porter, bordering on stout territory; the initial flavor is reasonably rich with toasted malt, but the finish leaves the char and hop bitterness a bit exposed. The ABV is fairly well covered. A decent, but not remarkable example of the style. I'd get it again in a pinch.

LiquidAmber, May 22, 2014
Photo of grittybrews
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cola brown with a finger of quick-fading dark khaki head. Mild aroma with a touch of chocolate and some roasty coffee.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, somewhat light mouthfeel. Nutty caramel malt and sweet cocoa up front followed by some bitter coffee on the finish.

Would never peg this at 8% -- drinks very easy, although the flavors aren't especially memorable.

grittybrews, Nov 16, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: totally black color with a thin layer of dark tan foam. Head is pretty minimal despite a vigorous pour. Still, the color is great.

Smell: a heady mélange of chocolate, coffee, vegetal hops and alcohol. It really does punch the ticket of a decently-crafted imperial porter.

Taste: an overabundance of roasted malts makes this beer a bit on the acidic side, which I don't love. The coffee undertones are great, but there's an unwelcome bite here. Still, other aspects of the flavor are good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decently smooth & silky mouthfeel. Carbonation is very low, so there's not much creaminess present.

Overall: this is an OK beer. I think the roasted malts were used a bit heavy-handedly, but if the brewers took this down a notch it might end up a really tasty beer.

flagmantho, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Hopmodium, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Kopfschuss, Feb 24, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Woodychandler comes through again with another canned beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Despite careful handling this beer came gushing out of the can, finally settling with an inky black color with a 1.5 inch head. Smell is mild, roasted malts. Taste is also mild for the style, some roasted malts, a touch of hops, some alcohol is present, a bit lacking in flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

tone77, Sep 30, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours dark red/black with a small tan head.

Smell is roasty and malty.

Taste is odd, almost sour coffee. Licorice and a bit of nuts.

Slick mouthfeel and a bit of a sour after taste. Very interesting porter.

Not good, not bad, just middle of the road.

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

Donkster46, Aug 09, 2014
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P-51 Porter from Wingman Brewers
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