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Lighthouse Porter - Pensacola Bay Brewery

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Pensacola Lighthouse is an icon for our hometown, and so is our Porter. For centuries, a light high above a tower has served as a beacon to sailors at sea. Even though we don’t keep the Lighthouse Porter on our roof, you’d be surprised at how many sailors seem to think it’s a sign!

The Gulf’s shallow waters can be treacherous. Without the Pensacola Lighthouse, who knows how many ships would have succumbed to a dark and foggy night? Find your way out of the dreary rat race and relax with the Lighthouse Porter

The Lighthouse Porter is flavorful, without being heavy. An enjoyable sipping beer, you’ll definitely find your way to shore with our Lighthouse Porter.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-29-2010)
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrives very dark brown with a small light tan head. Scattered lace remains after the head drops to a ring.
Smell is malt, baking chocolate, wet cardboard and a hint of hops.
Taste is dark/baking chocolate, malt, cardboard and a smoke note. Pretty good balance.
Medium-full body, lightish effervescence, nice smoky/chocolate aftertaste. Drying but only faintly warming. A solid brew drunk in Pensacola.

PorterLambic, Oct 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mverity, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Mattco, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of azorie
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes.

a: dark brown ale with about 1/2 head from the tap at 41F

s: coffee, smokey malt. some chocolate. no hops detected

t: Nice balance of coffee, burn candy, burnt milk, malt and chocolate, not much smoke, hops balanced it out OK. Was not as good as many other porters i had. Some bitter aftertaste.

m: medium to thin body, decent carb, smooth. easy to drink

o: overall its decent nothing earthshaking. sure does not even compare to Sn porter on a bad day, heck SA porter is better.

on tap for 5 plus I drank a few wrote some notes and I am done.

azorie, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mobrockman, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

BlueMoon10, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Arborescence, Apr 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

DeepSouthSipper, May 13, 2013
Photo of JayS2629
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/almost black with reddish tints when held to the light. Nice creamy head, slow fade and nice lacing.

The aroma is a good balance of dark chocolate, some rosted coffee, and sweet toffee.

The flavor follows the nose with good coffee notes, chocolate and toffee. Nice coffee bitter finish. Great balance.

A little thin, but pretty close to what a porter should be.

Nice, easy drinking porter.

JayS2629, Sep 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tmiotke, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

goodshiz, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

BeerBucks, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

DangerDawg, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jkd03c, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

fisherbray, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of charlzm
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed March 10th, 2012 at the brewery.

Clear, deep brown with dark amber highlights. An exceptionally fine head of light tan bubbles provides fantastic amounts of sticky sheeting.

A little juicy melanoidin aroma with roasted dark malt accents. Anise? Unusual and subtle.

Flavor is not as expected; very clean and slightly smokey. A little more like a brown ale than a traditional porter. Not much in the way of porter flavors: not getting much coffee, chocolate or even the smoke from the nose. Oddly light on the palate.

Mouthfeel is kept interesting between the modestly thick texture and the carbonation.

Drinkable, particularly in light of the ABV, but not especially flavorful. The bourbon barrel aged version of this is outstanding, but this standard production version is a bit of a miss for me.

charlzm, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JDizzle, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jonathaniler, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

OldeSchool, Oct 19, 2013
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2.2/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown color with an off white bubbly top. The aroma is quite mineral like, somewhat metallic, and has a faint bit of roast and chocolate. In the flavor, roasted malt, charcoal, dried fruit, minerals, and a mild but growing off flavor of tartness. A bit of piney hops and citrus, too acidic, slightly infected, not so great. Light, thin, watery feel with prickly carbonation. Like a roasted gueze, or sour porter, but unintentional. Rough, and a pretty weak porter in many ways.

Stinkypuss, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

animal69, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

TonyJ815, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

ezSaintsFan, Dec 31, 2011
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Lighthouse Porter from Pensacola Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.