Porter - Port City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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