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Lighthouse Porter - Pensacola Bay Brewery

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -39.1%

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.

08-16-2013 02:03:35 | More by Stinkypuss
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

05-13-2013 22:48:43 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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Fufsackbandit

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-29-2012 02:00:49 | More by Fufsackbandit
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a thick dark tan head. Good head retention and lacing.

Aroma of dark roast coffee and roasted malt along with some dark fruit such as plums and raisins. Pretty nice but a little on the weak side.

There is a touch of smoke in the flavor along with roasted malt and some coffee. The roast seems to go a little overboad, though, and the mouthfeel is quite chalky and watery. Just isn't put together very well.

Overall, I was really looking forward to this based on the appearance and aroma but the taste and mouthfeel kind of let me down. Just an ok beer.

10-18-2013 01:42:07 | More by rangerred
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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-26-2013 13:02:18 | More by Mattco
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-03-2012 15:25:38 | More by JohnQVD
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goodshiz

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-20-2014 23:34:17 | More by goodshiz
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jkd03c

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-12-2013 14:14:11 | More by jkd03c
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-15-2012 02:33:50 | More by jonathaniler
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-12-2013 21:25:50 | More by beernads
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BrewerDawg


3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-15-2014 01:10:11 | More by BrewerDawg
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charlzm

California

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

06-15-2012 00:34:35 | More by charlzm
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azorie

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

10-07-2013 17:38:43 | More by azorie
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Zakk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-02-2012 23:57:59 | More by Zakk
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-03-2013 23:39:35 | More by mobrockman
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-01-2013 18:41:18 | More by BlueMoon10
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BeerBucks

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-14-2014 22:38:25 | More by BeerBucks
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-14-2013 23:51:33 | More by DangerDawg
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-19-2013 11:12:12 | More by OldeSchool
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-20-2013 08:42:24 | More by RedneckBeerz
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-20-2014 19:55:17 | More by scripna
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johntfox

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-21-2013 17:56:04 | More by johntfox
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JHendu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-16-2013 23:26:30 | More by JHendu
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-24-2014 11:49:45 | More by jmsedgwick
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-10-2014 04:29:12 | More by Texasfan549
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Lighthouse Porter from Pensacola Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.