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Porter - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

373 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AndrewNations on 02-12-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Porter from Port City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.