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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 93
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I actually visited the brewery back in June 2007, but this bottle came to me courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77.

From the bottle: "Sink the Status Quo".

My pour created two fingers of massive, dense, rocky, deep-tan head with great retention, leaving behind some nice lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a deep, dark-brown that allowed light penetration only at the edges. Nose was both smoky and dark chocolate, a nice combination. Mouthfeel was soft, caressing the tongue and developing a smoky, coffee-like bitterness in the mouth. Finish was both semi-sweet chocolate and a burnt smokiness, like charcoal from a wood fire. As usual, it was not my usual, but it was darn good all the same.

Photo of Neorebel
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pump House Porter is a barely translucent, oily color with a voluminous, puffy, ancient-white head. Very nice look with ample lacing and great head retention. The aroma smells tasty, with hints of bourbon, raisinettes candy, and a slight whiff of coffee beans. The taste itself is very smooth and balanced. I would say 'creamy' is the ultimate descriptor for it. It actually reminds me of an Irish Dry Stout on nitro-tap a bit. After letting it sit a while, it became even better tasting with some light fruit esters and a dash of hops crept in the mix. This is very drinkable and pleasant, I will definitely be buying Pump House Porter again!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Mojo
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> World market tulip glass

This one is as black as night with a generous overflowing foamy caramel colored head. Retention is awesome and loads of spotty lacing sticks to the side of the glass. Nose is coffee, chocolate, and a roasted scent. Taste follows the nose with notes of coffee and chocolate to be the dominant flavor, but also some hints of caramel and molasses. Mouthfeel is quite nice. A nice offering from South Carolina!!

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Near black with thick tan head that slowly bubbles away. Piney citric hop on the nose with buried but heavily roasted malt. Smooth and medium body but delivers a somewhat creamy experience to the mouth. Well blended and concentrated flavors. burnt malts, bright hops and great balance. Hop bite but it doesnt linger or build. Not overly complex but has enough going on to keep things interesting while remaining extremely crisp effervescent and refreshing. One of the few porter's i've had that I could see myself drinking as a thirst quencher yet still have flavor. Very clean for a porter and lots of flavor for being so clean.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tan head. In the aroma, a light chocolaty roast, yet somewhat faint. In the taste, an abrasive hop to a mellow chocolate maltiness, a bit thin though. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and small chocolate notes in the aftertaste. A faint nose and a bit thin, but decent nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown. Light tan head that lingers pretty well.

Smell is toasted malt and chocolate. Very subtle hint of molasses.

Taste is sweet malt and chocolate. Mild bitterness. Not that much going on for me.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this was good. Worth trying, but not my favorite.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.