Lighthouse Porter - Pensacola Bay Brewery
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
3.46/5 rDev -4.2%
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
Lighthouse Porter from Pensacola Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.