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Porter - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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DanE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2012 00:01:01 | More by DanE
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-21-2012 01:07:32 | More by jp312
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-13-2012 21:40:08 | More by Falcone
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2012 04:00:08 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ilkelma

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

10-25-2012 19:55:24 | More by ilkelma
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gtg079x

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-24-2012 01:57:37 | More by gtg079x
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-18-2012 22:31:03 | More by Stinger80OH
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

10-17-2012 19:08:23 | More by ncaudle
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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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Beer_Runner


4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

No bottled on or enjoy by date on the label.

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about one finger of thick, clumpy light mocha colored head that has good retention and lasted almost the entire session. The brew is a deep, rich brown and opaque.

S: The aroma is dark roasted and slightly smoky malt; and, there is also a slight hint of a Belgian-type yeast underneath the rich malts.

T: The taste follows the aroma. It begins with a pleasant, dark roasted malt and a little earthy hops bitterness compliments the dark roasted, coffee-like malt flavor. There is also a touch of bready yeast near the end.

M: It has a medium heavy body and a very soft, smooth, and creamy feel. There is only a little carbonation, which is just right for this beer.

O: This is an outstanding example of a classic porter. It hits all the right porter notes and hits them well. The soft and creamy mouth feel is also a very nice added touch in this porter. The beer does not try to do any wild; rather, it is a solid, straight-down-the-line classic porter. It is a beer everyone should try as an example of an outstanding porter.

10-02-2012 00:40:15 | More by Beer_Runner
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-29-2012 06:25:00 | More by glitchedmind
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: solid black; very nice, thick and creamy head; interesting to see all the bits of floaties
S: roasted malt; sweet aroma; pretty standard for a porter
T: rich, chocolatey flavor; dominated by the roasted malt; pretty sweet; not much in the way of hops; the booze is well masked

One of the best I've had from this genre

09-24-2012 03:26:23 | More by Arithmeticus
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bigbutter

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-08-2012 03:14:39 | More by bigbutter
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-27-2012 03:08:59 | More by stortore
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sodensp

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-26-2012 03:35:32 | More by sodensp
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2012 02:48:57 | More by DonFrap
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +15%

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left nonetheless.

4.5 S: Wow is this powerful. Unyieldingly grainy with equally potent chocolate. Toasty after that. Mild roastiness. Coffee with cream. I love the nose on this. It's both bold and well integrated.

4.5 T: Taste is just as impressive. Again a HUGE graininess. This is certainly the grainiest porter I've ever had and I love it. Lots of chocolate with coffee with cream underneath. Again just a mild roastiness, but it works so well. Sweet, hearty neutral maltiness. Just so good. Love this.

5.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Both creamy and silky smooth. Awesome here.

5.0 D: This is one of those beers that you need to buy lots of random beers to find a hidden gem. This is a hidden gem. I could drink this all damn night. I think SteveFinny sent me this, which means I'm even more indebted to him than I already am. This is a killer beer. Get it, drink it, love it.

08-22-2012 02:07:28 | More by DavoleBomb
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PGVG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-20-2012 00:21:32 | More by PGVG
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-06-2012 13:17:31 | More by bigred89
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Flyboyman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-05-2012 01:12:55 | More by Flyboyman
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Enjoyed at the brewery tap room in Alexandria, VA.

A: single finger tan head on a very dark brown body with hints of light getting through. Scattered lacing.

S: roasted malts, dark chocolate and subtle fruitless.

T: roasted malts, lots of milk chocolate, hint of vanilla and again a subtle citrus fruitiness. Coffee notes late in thefinish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Oily and coats the palate.

Overall: a very flavorful porter with a nice mouthfeel.

07-29-2012 17:12:36 | More by kylehay2004
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Mississippi

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2012 00:50:04 | More by Mississippi
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BigMacAttack


1/5  rDev -75%

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

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +15%

#BOTG 79!

Poured from bottle into JK Farmhouse glass. Wrong glassware I assume, but I had something farmhouse worthy earlier and I don't feel like dirtying up another glass. Pours a nice espresso brown color, a little head at the top of the glass. Smell- light cocoa, coffee beans. Not much more here. Taste- wow. Really nice. Smooth milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, espresso, and cocoa. I was not expecting this to be a stand out brew, and it is. Super yummy, complex, and well integrated. For 7% ABV, there is no apparent booze, and the mouthfeel is just right. This is a real winner, and I had never heard of it. Hopefully my Astros quit getting their asses kicked and I can enjoy this brew with a win tonight.

07-02-2012 23:50:37 | More by lnashsig
Porter from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.