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Pogue's Run Porter - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BA SCORE
87
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Flat 12 Porter.

(Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010)
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3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another courtesy of Kurmaraja. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very dark brown, just shy of black, with 1/4 inch of light brown head that had decent retention and low lacing.

The aroma was very good, nice, rich, full, grainy malts, with some roasty background notes. On the tongue however, those roast tones (BTW, wouldn't The Roast Tones be a great name for a throw back R&B band?) totally took over. The malt held up a bit across the front and middle, but, at the back end, were so strong as to be coffee-ish, and I hate coffee.

The body was on the full side of medium, definitely a tongue-coater, but not heavy or sticky, although the roast aspects did linger. Drinkability was pretty good, although that will vary with ones tolerance of the roast/coffee aspects. Overall, a very nice brew, one i think most beer drinkers would enjoy more than I did, especially if they're java junkies.

beertunes, Monday at 12:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Thirstygoat, Oct 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

Andyrectenwald, Oct 19, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

Aroma is dark chocolate and espresso dominant, with notes of toasted, nutty malt. Flavor is deeply roasty, opening with coffee, which carries throughout. Notes of chocolate and toasted nuts arrange throughout. There's a touch of an underlying acrid character, but it cleans up by the time the lightly bitter, roasty finish surfaces. More roast malt and coffee than chocolate, but not by much.

barczar, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass (a North Coast Old Rasputin glass with a slight bell), at approximately 50 degrees F.

A: Pours very dark brown one can see hints of light through, colored similar to a medium roast coffee. Thick light tan head of tight, tiny bubbles, leaves a good amount of tiny-bubble lacing on the glass.

S: Yeast, thick yeast, and bread. There are some faint hints of dark chocolate, and something that reminds me of walnut - not the actual nut, but the wet green-black husk that surrounds one as it falls from the tree.

T: As promised by the nose, bread, hardtack biscuit, and yeast at the fore, with a bitterness reminiscent of a plain black dark roast coffee. Some nuttiness lingers on after the finish, with some faint echoes of toffee and cocoa.

M: Full and smooth, like silk folded thick gliding through the mouth. The feel stays strong to the end, rather than going a bit watery as many porters do.

O: A nice, sessionable porter, rich and heavy on malt flavors. Would repeat, unless an Ed Fitz or better was available.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Kurmaraja, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a growler, this fine porter pours a thick brownish red with a nice thick tan head of tight
bubbles and great lacing. Nose of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, earth roasted goodness,
and a dash of molasses. Flavors are bitter coffee to the front, dark chocolate sweetness to the
sides, and a nice lingering bitterness of roasted grains to the back with a hint of black strap
molasses rounding it out with a slight bit of bittering hops in the background. The carbonation
keeps it lively. A stout drinkers session brew.

Having had this in a bottle I can attest to the odd displacement of carbonation in the bottle
form. The growler is much better with a more even amount of character throughout.

Cheers

Brutaltruth, Oct 05, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +6.2%

amattocks2, Sep 28, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

cngodfather, Sep 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Zonian1, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jzlyo, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mwar, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

AR 4.5 AP 4.75 F 4.25 MF 4 OA 4.25

Bought in a 12 oz. bottle at a grocery in Elkhart, IN. Poured into a glass.

Mahogany brown liquid with a giant fluffy light tan head (pour this one slowly!)

Aroma is rich and toasty.

I like this beer but I think it is more in the stout territory than a porter. Lots of toasted char, coffee, some red wine, raisins and molasses. Some hops in the background. Lingering taste that plays between being sweet and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Maybe a tinge too much carbonation.

I knocked this beer down a 1/4 point because it very much a stout and not a porter. But otherwise I liked it. It reminds me a lot of Bridgeport Blackstrap Stout.

jmbranum, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Gear54, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

BriaCloette, Aug 24, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%

stanolszyk24, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

CycleDad, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jerrynmidge, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

juzh12, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rimbimhoot, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

connor4835, Jul 20, 2014
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Pogue's Run Porter from Flat 12 Bierwerks
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.