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Porter - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

321 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | 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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Anker13

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

2/10/13 Port City Brewing Company | Porter | Growler

Appearance- Deep deep brown, not quite black, tan lacy head, completely opaque

Aroma- Chocolate is most pronounced, roasted coffee, toasty, slight hazlenut, nutty, earthy

Mouthfeel- moderate-high CO2, pretty smooth, well balanced, warming alcohol

Taste- Very tasty! Chocolate upfront that turns into a malty / roasted barley center. Finish is bittersweet chocolate, maybe a little burnt coffee?

Residual- bittersweet chocolate lingers, not coating or drying, pleasant aftertaste

Overall- I’m a fan of this beer. It’s a malty and robust porter, really enjoyable during the winter months. Easily my favorite offering from Port City

02-10-2013 23:12:30 | More by Anker13
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-04-2013 17:39:19 | More by circus_cat
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 22:26:27 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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dokupe

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2013 22:25:23 | More by dokupe
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vtn

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-21-2013 22:58:46 | More by vtn
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 03:57:29 | More by FTowne
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SlothB77

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Chocolate black with very light tan foamy top. Thumb and a half of foam.

S: Smell of raisins, honey, tea, currants, grapes.

T: Raisins, tea, toasted bonfire, milk chocolate and very dry finish of chocolate chip cookies/white bread/crackers.

M: Full- bodied, medium carbonated, slightly bitter and slightly acidic. Slick with no heat.

O: At first I thought the flavor was too subtle and the bite too dry. After a second bottle I no longer find the flavor lacking or without distinction. Definitely a good drinking man's porter with a flavor that one can adapt to without being overpowered.

01-19-2013 00:11:07 | More by SlothB77
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

01-17-2013 03:47:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
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katiethehooks

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 00:02:37 | More by katiethehooks
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 21:16:24 | More by ChrisKayler
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a blackish brown body with one-finger tan head that dies quick with lace on top of a classic porter aroma of roasted, burnt caramel malt along with chocolate and some breadiness, and possbily molasses, toffee and touch of hops. The taste and mouthfeel are textbook as well; light to medium body that goes down smooth that is a mix of sturdy, roasted malts for a backbone, very minor crisp hops to give a snap of a finish rather than let it be murky, and there is a good chunk of sweetness thanks to caramel and chocolate notes. Just a great porter that is easily sessionable.

01-13-2013 14:35:21 | More by clayrock81
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tdamron


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-08-2013 23:18:53 | More by tdamron
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2013 20:34:51 | More by MCDub
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

01-01-2013 20:19:40 | More by Boone757
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sptopeka

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-30-2012 17:09:15 | More by sptopeka
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akap

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-28-2012 22:51:03 | More by akap
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-28-2012 02:02:51 | More by TubaManJack
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

Thanks to LarryByrd for this nice extra!

poured into beer stien.

Appearance: black bodied beer with small and thick cap of medium brown head. Drops down to very thin cap.

Smell: chocolate, molasses and dark fruits. Its primary smell is both sweet and malty.

Taste: dark fruits the most promenant flavor here. They start the beer off and continue throughout the beer until the finish when they slowely fade away. The finish fades into a mild sweet roasty char note with molasses. Its interesting flavor profile for a porter.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its a touch thin for the mouthfeel. The carbonation has a little bit of a prickly bite to it.

Overall: Nice porter. Nothing that wowed me from this beer, but its still tastey and unique in its own way. I would even put this beer into the English Porter category.

12-18-2012 13:14:47 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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chardisty


4/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 01:27:58 | More by chardisty
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2012 05:43:04 | More by TimoP
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-cocoa, coffee, dark roasted malt, vanilla

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and slightly viscous mouthfeel

O-a good solid porter with nice flavor and body

12-14-2012 00:32:31 | More by MDDMD
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2012 00:30:35 | More by dexterk1
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-30-2012 20:05:14 | More by e30todamax
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spark3148857

California

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours dark brown verging on black, but with some ruby edges. Two finger tan head. Nose is average with slight hints of chocolate and coffee. I also pick up a little dark fruityness, very subtle. Taste is great...dark bitter chocolate, some coffee bitterness and a good roasted backbone. A solid porter. Definitely worth a try.

11-25-2012 18:41:38 | More by spark3148857
Porter from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.