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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

OldSmaug, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DrMindbender, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

RWLawman, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

justinm4bama, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

RochefortChris, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jaswilson2, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Zach136, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

thecheapies, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

xShoWTeKx, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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!

Goosehunter75, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

RyanMcAndrew, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

aakerman, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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,

DrDemento456, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of csparace
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

csparace, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bandi, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

KevinGordon, Sep 29, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

metter98, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Chevelle66, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JMS1512, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kristougher, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.