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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
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:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 06-27-2008

49 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 48
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4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Zach136
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of thecheapies
2.62/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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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!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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,

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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.

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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.