Porter - Port City Brewing
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Reviews by Jesstyr:
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Grabbed this on tap at the Chesapeake Room in DC.
Port City is a great up and coming local brewery, and the Porter is clearly their best offering. Pours chestnut and black - pure Porter, almost stout-like. Head is light brown, and hovers at two fingers. Nose was extremely malty, I get a lot of chocolate here, with some clear coffee notes as well.
Taste is pure porter, strong maltyness, coffee, chocolate - a great beer with a good piece of meat in my mind. I love the fullness of this beer - its smooth, and a great drink.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2011 02:33:50 | More by Jesstyr
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4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, impenetrable brown, with a thin tan head hanging around leaving soapy lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is deep and rich roasted malts with a faint earthy hint to it. The taste is big roasts as well, but with a subtle chocolate note. The body has just the right weight and feel, a little thick and silky on the palate. It is a delicious porter and the draft version is even better.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 20:11:41 | More by delta490
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle, no date, served in a Libby globe porter/stout glass.
Appearance: Black with the cola brown at the edges when held up to the light. Thin light tan ring at the edge. Thin sheets and strands of lacing that would very slowly dissipate.
Smell: Chocolate, fresh sawed wood, burnt sugar. This combo of smells is quite appealing.
Taste: Chocolate (milk and bittersweet), roasted malt, caramel, burnt sugar, hint of licorice, bitter finish - bitterness is part black coffee, part chicory, part English bittering hops. Some leafy tobacco notes as well. Bitterness becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up.
Mouthfeel: Slick, and maybe a little chewy. Light carbonation that is on the tongue initially and then it goes away. Lingering stickiness on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: I had this without food and I wonder if it would go better with something, but I'm not sure what. By itself full of flavor with some notable bitterness which makes it a sipper for me and not something I would want more than one glass of per evening. Good marks for appearance, aroma, and taste, but the bitterness wears on me as the glass goes on, and the mouthfeel is a bit off. I think this needs a bit more carbonation and then overall it would be an even better beer. It's good, just not great.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 23:01:15 | More by damndirtyape
Porter from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.