45 Fathoms Porter - Naked Dove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
45 Fathoms Porter has a dark brown body that is opaque at its core, and ruby colored around the edges. The brown head is a finger or two high, and very solid looking. Both retention and lacing are very good.
The aroma is a hint of hops and a lot of roasted malts.
This is a solid porter from Naked Dove. A slight hop flavor up front is followed by large roasted flavors. A bit of sweetness from lighter malts makes an appearance as well. Hints of coffee are next, but the roasted malts are really the star of show here.
Smooth and creamy, with a very good mouthfeel overall.
This was my first beer from Naked Dove, and I will definitely try more as I find them. Overall, this is a good porter and well-made beer.
01-10-2012 14:33:23 | More by Hojaminbag
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a dry, roasted scent that boasts of special roast and crystal malts. The taste is good. It has a bitter hop bite up front along with a dry roasted malt finish. It goes down easy with a thin, satisfying finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable porter with excellent hop notes.
05-12-2011 19:52:23 | More by WesWes
4.13/5 rDev -1%
Had this on tap in a pint glass.
Dark as night, with a decent head.
Aroma was a very nice blend of smoke, roasted malts, milk chocolate and bitter coffee.
Medium bodied porter. Taste is high on smoke flavor and roasted malts with hints of chocolate coming through.
This is a very tasty and delicious porter.
Definitely worth a try, wouldn't mind having it next time I see it on tap.
01-19-2011 01:26:37 | More by CaptDavyJones
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
64oz growler poured into a snifter. From the brewery earlier today.
A: Pours a very dark black with a 1.5 finger dense light khaki head. Leaves some great lacing on the glass.
S: Roasted malts and coffee are the first things that come to mind. Sweet chocolate in the background as well.
T: Loads of coffee up front along with some chocolate. Rich roasted malts. The bitterness of the coffee compliments the hops.
M: Good body for a porter, a little thin but thats expected from the style. Smooth and velvety. Easy drinking.
Overall this is a fabulous porter from a great upstart brewery. Was impressed with all of their beers. Can run with the big dogs
01-01-2013 04:50:22 | More by CloudStrife
4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
all over Geneva and surrounding areas is this gem of a porter from naked dove brewing. its rich and black on the pour, with a permanent inch of coffee brown head that doesn't quit one bit. notes of coffee grounds and black roasted barley come off the nose, and so does a greater alcoholic presence than the listed 5.5% abv. char and ash, post fire complexity of flavor. melted chocolate and birch wood come to mind as I sip, as does a great organic richness that's hard to explain. it feels healthy to me, like my body is ready for more and more, nutritious. full bodied as they come, creamy and expansive in feel. a little bitter as it warms up, but perfectly balanced out of the tap. I have very little to critique about this beer, maybe just a touch heavy and a touch sweet at the outset, but these things grew on me, and I found this to be the best of the naked dove beers I had. its up there with any porter brewed in the united states these days, Edmond Fitzgerald included. a nitro tap would suit this extremely well.
11-03-2013 22:29:03 | More by StonedTrippin
4.29/5 rDev +2.9%
This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a dimpled house mug, boasting a deep brown coloring. This let up lightness towards the edges, making it shine a more cola-like coloring. It held a half finger tall head of mocha colored bubbles, showing decent retention, and leaving sheets of lacing all down the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be average. The aroma was simple, but gave rich roasted malts, milk chocolate sweetness, big cereal grain making it smell much like Coco Puffs, cooling heavy creamer, and thick molasses sweetness. Our first impression was that the flavoring gave deep, rich, and roasty malts, and the feel was surprisingly smooth. The flavoring opened with that big aromatic cereal grain, rich roast and smoke, milk chocolate sweetness, light medicinal phenols, and mustiness. To the peak came tart lemon zest, big soured lactics, and continued bittered roast. The finish came with more medicinals, deep raspberry sweetness, warm milk chocolates, heavy tobacco smokiness, and more limey lactics. The aftertaste breathed of more roast and medicinals, must, and the faintest citric hop sourness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was way high and bubbly. Each sip gave excellent slurp and smack, with good finishing pop. The nice froth and cream helped to make each slurp audible from across the bar. The mouth was left cooled, lightly coated, and satiated. The abv was easy, and the beer drank easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the exemplary aroma. It was so fresh and true to style it hurt!! This put freshness and the inviting factor over the top. The flavor remained well balanced between bitterly roasted grain and sweet milk chocolate, but the most exciting aspect about this was the great smokiness. This is a fantastic beer, and we are lucky to have this local gem.
03-24-2013 19:19:24 | More by TheBrewo
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Every time I go to visit the guys and gals at Naked Dove Brewing Company, I plan on getting something new to take home. But I *almost* always default back to this beer, and bring a growler of it home to enjoy. It's that good.
Pours from the growler dark brown, with a significant brown head. Average carbonation present.
The smell is pretty good- lots of roasty malts, and some creamy chocolate.
The taste is much better. The aforementioned roastiness, some light chocolate malty flavor, herbal hop bitterness, some tobacco, subtle smokiness, and slight coffee flavors. The body is thicker than the ABV suggests (5.5% or so)
One of the best local beers in the area. A true winner from a great brewery.
03-06-2013 00:55:17 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
so excited to try this new almost local brewery to where I live. The fingerlakes just aren't about wine anymore with Naked Dove's presence
A- pours a nice opaque body with a fine looking mocha brown head that slowly resides. A fair amount foam still lingers on the top and blends in well with the dark look
S- very impressive blend of roasted malt and mildly smokey tones that have a bitter coffee scent as well. The scent is very robust and prevalent with some chocolate themes too. There is no slap of alcohol and I don't mind that at all
T- the same roasty flavors emerge in the taste and boy is it good! All the attributes of a well crafted porter emerge. There some bitter flavors throughout that taste that eventually finishes with some dryness. All the while, there are great coffee flavors throughout. Without the alcohol you usually find in a high end porter.... this brew has got the profile
M- medium bodied and almost coating your mouth with flavor. A good feel
D- 45 Fathoms is one a fantastic porter from another upstate brewery! This porter is unbelievably tasty and well crafted with a porter's attributes. I am extremely impressed with this brew. Now if I can only find a way to get these guys in Syracuse! A highly recommended drinkable porter
02-19-2011 01:42:51 | More by lovindahops
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
A very smooth yet flavorful (coffee and dark chocolate), easy-drinking porter. I was really surprised at how mellow the mouthfeel was. Not harsh at all like some porters can be, but not skimpy when it comes to taste. Another hit from the local brewery!
12-22-2011 20:05:14 | More by tlinner
45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.