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45 Fathoms Porter - Naked Dove Brewing Company

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45 Fathoms Porter
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Naked Dove Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 11-10-2010)
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Photo of tlinner
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of FrankSchramm
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Stranger5582
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".

Photo of Thollemb
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of fwrubel
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LHMark
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Ziggy
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.

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45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.