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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
49 IBU

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 06-27-2008)
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Reviews by Likeburning:
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Likeburning

Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A medium tan head sat atop my recently poured beer, but as I looked left 30 seconds later, it was gone. For shame. Held up to my desk lamp the what at first seemed to be deep brown turned out to be a dark crimson red. Ya know how Mel Torme is called the velvet fog? If he were also a color, it would be this.
The aroma is malty, slightly creamy, sweet, and dare I say it, a bit metallic. Taste though is where it really counts, and I hate to say it, but I smelled a lot more than I tasted. Coffee, smoke, and other good porter flavors, but nothing that stands out too much. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light which ups the drinkability drastically. I guess Mel Torme was never quite as popular as Tony Bennett after all.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 00:32:51 | More by Likeburning
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-06-2014 13:18:47 | More by MikeWard
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-26-2014 03:48:56 | More by RWLawman
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-15-2014 05:52:00 | More by justinm4bama
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-25-2014 02:02:55 | More by RochefortChris
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-10-2014 13:14:09 | More by jaswilson2
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Zach136

Georgia

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:34:26 | More by Zach136
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-28-2014 03:50:20 | More by jaydoc
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-12-2014 21:08:47 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 15:59:24 | More by thecheapies
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-18-2013 17:44:27 | More by xShoWTeKx
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 18:38:52 | More by Goosehunter75
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RyanMcAndrew

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-06-2013 00:55:01 | More by RyanMcAndrew
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aakerman

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-04-2013 16:43:21 | More by aakerman
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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,

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 05:31:46 | More by DrDemento456
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csparace

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 23:29:56 | More by csparace
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2013 01:15:37 | More by Bandi
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-29-2013 20:43:13 | More by KevinGordon
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 19:28:45 | More by metter98
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-01-2013 15:31:58 | More by Chevelle66
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-23-2013 22:40:18 | More by JMS1512
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-11-2013 00:43:27 | More by kristougher
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2013 21:09:44 | More by KolbMarley
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-11-2013 00:11:15 | More by brauseboof
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-08-2013 21:05:33 | More by VikeMan
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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.