Porter - Port City Brewing
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.99/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):
LOOK: Charcoal black
SMELL: Roasted grain, chocolate, burnt sugar, black currants, woody hops, mild spicy alcohol
TASTE: Brown malt, bready, dried grass, creamy, malted milk balls, herbal hop, warming alcohol, burnt raisins, mildly charred finish
This one sort of sneaks up on you: a sleeper beer, in a way. First comes off as a no-frills Porter, but then slowly unfolds into a complex ale. Very robust, but still gentle on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2013 03:47:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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 311 ratings.