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Porter - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

309 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AndrewNations on 02-12-2011)
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BigMacAttack


1/5  rDev -75%

07-14-2012 23:08:58 | More by BigMacAttack
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Andrewnations for this 12 oz. bottle. Split with my wife.

Pour is black & lively. Smell is a sucker full of bitter coffee & dark chocolate. Rather potent.

Port City Porter kicks hard. The roast stumbles over the line of char & into an ash, which does it no favors. It's accompanied by a severe bitterness lined with a faint counter of chocolate. The aftertaste is hard water, like the well draws from my grandpa's place up near Bemidji, & lends itself to a sharp, metallic aftertaste. Blech.

This beer is all sharp elbows & fingers in the eye. Every component is rough-edged & unfinished, which might work, but they all seem to be shouting at cross-purposes rather than working to get Obama re-elected. Honestly, I'm not going to finish the 6 ounces in my glass. Disappointingly poor.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 02:11:12 | More by maximum12
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

07-28-2013 04:27:11 | More by fishguyac
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KatyC

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25%

08-03-2013 01:30:57 | More by KatyC
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -25%

06-07-2014 08:18:01 | More by KevMo84
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25%

01-01-2014 17:07:31 | More by Metz
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25%

01-21-2013 15:35:03 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25%

06-12-2013 12:58:08 | More by Bassman2019
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -25%

07-09-2013 06:13:36 | More by Zbeetleman
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25%

09-09-2013 11:54:23 | More by Navalartichoke
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -25%

03-25-2014 04:21:57 | More by brpendergast85
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

09-30-2012 13:29:20 | More by jpd7374
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25%

07-10-2014 23:11:53 | More by hypnotoad1
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-23-2013 03:25:15 | More by Zonian1
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jfmorey

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wanted to like this since the brewery is local.

Looked very good, with a deep almost black color and reasonable head.

Not much aroma, but good mouthfeel (thick). However the taste was disappointing. Roasted malts, a little coffee; but nothing very memorable. None of the complexity noted by others, did I get a bad bottle?

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 21:43:02 | More by jfmorey
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AWB3

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-09-2013 21:56:29 | More by AWB3
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-06-2014 21:49:24 | More by gwiedman1
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memphisjet

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

05-02-2014 13:14:53 | More by memphisjet
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

10-14-2012 22:52:42 | More by GaryMarkle84
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

03-15-2014 01:41:10 | More by BigTrubble
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KajII

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a very dark brown with a light ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a semi-thick film and medium collar which allowed for some good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted stale bread malt, resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit (prunes), a bit of smoke and a woody alcohol tinge.

The taste was very malty and extremely roasty with a touch of chocolate from the start, becoming rather bitter with a hint of overripe fruit and a bold alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for what seemed like forever, with the roastiness fading away as a harsh alcohol bite hit you in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a bold lively carbonation.

Overall this was a very bitter and roasty brew with a big alcohol presence and a decent drinkability, although the overripe fruity taste it possessed was just a bit too much…

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Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 18:02:02 | More by KajII
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a black with brown edge. Nice coffee looking head.

The smell is sweet and fairly hoppy. There is a slight cheese eliminate to the smell that isn't bad just not what I was expecting in a Porter. I also picked up some cocoa ad it warmed up a bit.

The taste is fairly bitter. On the front you some hop bitterness, then all the roasty chocolate on the middle of the tongue, with some more bitterness but this time from the roasted malts on the back. No alcohol to be detected for over 7% ABV.

Not my favorite Porter by any means but I like the hoppy bite.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:02:08 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Trilogy31

California

3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick black with a touch of chestnut at the edges along with a thin head that dissipates quickly leaving decent lacing. Nose has coffee berries, smoky roasted malts and a touch of charred bbq, along with semi sweet chocolate as it warms. It is very drinkable with nice carbonationation. The flavor brings smooth roasted malts, a touch of dark slightly sour red fruit and a touch of very dry chocolate. Solid porter at a higher abv that is barely noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 04:46:31 | More by Trilogy31
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womencantsail

California

3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Think it was Andrew that sent this to me. Thanks.

A: The pour is almost black with a couple fingers of off-white/khaki head.

S: There is a surprising amount of smoke and wood aroma to this beer. Quite a bit of ash to it with a little bit of chocolate and plenty of roasted malts.

T: Dark chocolate and nut shells open up the flavor on this beer. Plenty of roasted malts with a light ash and a substantial oak flavor. A bit of a sawdust sort of flavor to it.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: Really a weird flavor. If you like the smokier and heavily roasted beers, than perhaps you would enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 07:22:45 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-21-2013 22:50:15 | More by acurtis
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Porter from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.