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Porter - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 39 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Good dark malt flavones and a good amount of richness

Dontelle392, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mikexw, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Siliconhills, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JRosolen, Sep 22, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Thomas0790, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Beerasaurus, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Will_Shakesbeer, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ThirstyHrothgar, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Tellytell, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DPCJR, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

timotao, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mwckiltedsavage, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

petewheeler, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

PaleAndBitter, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

IMZep, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

blbarnett3, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BH712, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bkwhoppa66, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

supermanny, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of delta490
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, impenetrable brown, with a thin tan head hanging around leaving soapy lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is deep and rich roasted malts with a faint earthy hint to it. The taste is big roasts as well, but with a subtle chocolate note. The body has just the right weight and feel, a little thick and silky on the palate. It is a delicious porter and the draft version is even better.

delta490, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

IPA1978, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, no date, served in a Libby globe porter/stout glass.

Appearance: Black with the cola brown at the edges when held up to the light. Thin light tan ring at the edge. Thin sheets and strands of lacing that would very slowly dissipate.

Smell: Chocolate, fresh sawed wood, burnt sugar. This combo of smells is quite appealing.

Taste: Chocolate (milk and bittersweet), roasted malt, caramel, burnt sugar, hint of licorice, bitter finish - bitterness is part black coffee, part chicory, part English bittering hops. Some leafy tobacco notes as well. Bitterness becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Slick, and maybe a little chewy. Light carbonation that is on the tongue initially and then it goes away. Lingering stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: I had this without food and I wonder if it would go better with something, but I'm not sure what. By itself full of flavor with some notable bitterness which makes it a sipper for me and not something I would want more than one glass of per evening. Good marks for appearance, aroma, and taste, but the bitterness wears on me as the glass goes on, and the mouthfeel is a bit off. I think this needs a bit more carbonation and then overall it would be an even better beer. It's good, just not great.

damndirtyape, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Porter from Port City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.