45 Fathoms Porter - Naked Dove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours dark with a nice full head reminiscent of creamed coffee. The head doesn't last for more than a few minutes but, as it settles, the aroma of the beer fills my nostrils several feet away. The remaining head clings to the sides of the glass; hardly diminishing.
The nose has great burned notes without being overpowering. On the tongue, these burned notes become delectable flavors -- dark and burned, yet refreshing at once. The texture while in the mouth at first feels a bit watery, but thickens a little before swallowing. The finish is richer than the flavor experienced while on the tongue. Although the aftertaste is quite pleasant, it makes the mouth feel slightly arid. (Perhaps by design to tempt the drinker into another sip or gulp.)
Halfway through the pint, remnants of the head cling to the walls of the glass in patterns similar to logarithmic graphs. As the beer warms, its nose and flavors become fuller. The texture is more watery and does not thicken as it is moved around the mouth. Still, it is very drinkable.
With only a fifth of the pint remaining, there is scant head; save the remnants on the walls. Its color is still black. A final swig empties the glass and leaves more traces of head at the bottom.
In the past several years, this has become the standard by which I rate other porters. If you like this porter, you may also enjoy "Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter" and "Custom Brewcrafters Double Dark Cream Porter".
Serving type: growler
09-26-2013 02:37:27 | More by Stranger5582
4.8/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is my all time favorite Porter. Congratulations are in order. That's all I really wanted to say but you are requiring me to write more. Seriously? Do we all need to write a paragraph about a pleasant beer experience? I think not. And furthermore, I'd rather be drinking a beer right now. Ciao.
Serving type: growler
03-10-2012 19:08:13 | More by Ziggy
45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.