Thomas Creek Pump House Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev +0.3%
Bottled Dec. 31, 2013
Pours a deep nearly opaque body with ruby hints through the light. Thin light tan head. Nose is light roast with hints of chocolate. Palate is a ton of roast, bordering on burnt ash - but it is thankfully mellowed out by some bready-biscuity english malts on the finish. A slight hint of powdered cocoa flavor comes through as well. Finish is light a crisp as a porter should be.
Overall, a very solid porter, a bit over done on the roast for me, but solid beer.
02-05-2014 23:34:26 | More by Zach136
2.6/5 rDev -30.3%
Pretty much black, in color, or lack thereof. Head is a thick two inches of lumpy beige foam that sits for awhile. Lacing is well above-average.
Tinny, semi-oxidized malts. Some dry cocoa and earthy/floral hop interplay. Hops might have gone a little south.
Strange. No bottle date info to determine what's what, but this is one cardboard-y porter. Hops have been dissected and spoiled with some bitterness and a good bit of oxidized papery notes. Roasty, but flatlining. Weak body and showy carbonation. Drainpour. A waste.
01-01-2014 15:59:24 | More by thecheapies
3.54/5 rDev -5.1%
A - Pours a very dark almost black with a very thin dark tan head that disapates quickly
S - Aromas of choclate and coffee. I also detect a slight nuttnes, pecans perhaps
T - Big tastes of chocalate with a slight coffee background. Also detect a hint of smoke
M - This is a very smooth porter. I would call it medium to heavy bodied. Has a cooling effect on the mouth as it goes down. A very different feel!
O - A very enjoyable porter. Not as much flavor as some of the others I have had but still very nice. Its a good sessionable porter if there is such a thing. Its not overpowering!
11-19-2013 18:38:52 | More by Goosehunter75
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
A - Poured in a pint glass, black with a tan head that has pretty decent lacing
S - Smelled of molasses and dates with some dark roast and mild cocoa nibs. Smells rather sweet actually.
T - I always like porters that are easy to drink and this one is great. Smooth chocolate notes, mild roast in the back end, almost milky.
M -It has a rich silky mouthfeel but kind of watery making the 6+% go down easy.
Overall kind of an above average porter but nothing I would seek out again. Willing to try their other experimental offerings to see if I can find a new favorite,
10-31-2013 05:31:46 | More by DrDemento456
3.89/5 rDev +4.3%
Pump house porter
Smell - like real fresh barley and malts in raw form - just like when you roll up to your favorite brewery. In the glass the hops come out much more.
Appearance - medium thin pour. Smokey brown head with huge bubbles. Wholesome black tone.
Taste - the fresh barley taste is pretty pronounced here. Light milky chocolate notes. Kinda hoppy - that goes with the fresh flavors. Not as earthy as I would have hoped from this style though. Coffee comes to the front as it warms up. Hops pop on the finish.
Mouthfeel - smooth and medium light body. Quite drinkable but not something that urges a chug.
Overall - considering TC's interesting offers this one is quite tame. It's a sessionable milky porter with some decent coffee and hop flavors going on.
10-12-2013 23:29:56 | More by csparace
3.69/5 rDev -1.1%
A: The beer is clear but very dark garnet red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that gradually died down and left a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of chocolate malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a little shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The relatively light-bodied nature of this beer makes it easy to drink. I could easily have a few of these in one sitting.
09-29-2013 19:28:45 | More by metter98
Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.