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Lighthouse Porter - Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-29-2010

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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.24/5  rDev -38%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Lighthouse Porter from Pensacola Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.