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Portside - Big Bay Brewing Co.


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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.47%

Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-31-2013)
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4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Bay stange.
4.8% ABV, 26 IBUs, no date.

A - Ruby highlights shine through the clear mahogany color of Portside with ease. A stout ivory head rests on the beer with easy, speckling the glass with lace as it collapses.

S - Notes of toffee and butterscotch escape around the lightly roasted malts within Portside which faintly suggest cocoa, mocha, and dirt. A trail of sun-dried raisins and prune closes the aroma of this beer.

T - Portside favors the roasted notes of the aroma for it's flavor, though toffee and butterscotch continue to peek out. Dry cocoa presents itself with a dusty, gritty feel while dark chocolate and very subtle hints of smoke finish it out.

M - It should come as no surprise that with low alcohol content, this mild porter has a lighter body. Carbonation seems to feel elevated because of the lack of a bigger malt backing but the dry, lightly roasted bitter finish puts a nice touch on this beer.

O - You've probably met someone who claims, "I don't like dark beer", ignorant to the fact dark beer isn't always as thick as they think it is. Meet Portside, a "dark beer" that's lighter bodied and gentle but flavorful and smooth; a good introductory dark beer that pushes no boundaries but is comfortable being itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 02:36:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Portside from Big Bay Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.