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Revival - Port City Brewing

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 05-07-2012)
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Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stout was a real surprise. On tap at Black's Bar in Bethesda, Maryland. Very rich and chocolaty taste, with slight touch of milk sweetness. Subtle roasty flavor with sea-salt-infused flavors that just seem to hit me right. Not at all as salty as a gose, but still pretty cool. I guess it's more of an oyster stout, but not like the ones I've had before. Pretty full bodied. I would love to try this again and see if it does the same thing for me. Well done.

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 03, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Psberrier
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Psberrier, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Meridian Pint (Washington, D.C.) on 5/4/12. Served in a pint glass. This is an Oyster Stout made with oysters from the War Shore Oyster Company.

Pours black with a ½ finger of rich mocha colored head. This retains with roughly a ¼ finger of foam or so, leaving back a decent amount of spotty lacing. The aroma has a nice density to it, with notes of chocolate, some tangier toffee flavor, green citrus, smoky roast, and then some meaty mineral feeling character along the back. There is a nice evenness to this in the nose between all of those flavors.

The taste has a lot of burnt roasted character going on with it and a moderate green citric bite, with more balancing notes of chocolate and toffee on the edges and some light mineral flavor here that seems to get a bit covered up by all of the roast and hop flavors that are present, which really stick to the tongue with some strength. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some sharpness up front and then more of a smoother feel that creeps out along the back of the throat. This is pretty lively though overall in the mouth, with a very light warmth to it that brings out a bit of the more aggressive aspects of this to the forefront.

This was a decent stab at an Oyster Stout. The nose on this pretty much got things right but the taste was a little too roasty and bitter, covering up much of oyster flavor that I liked about the aroma. Still though, this was solid and I could have probably gone for another glass of it.

Kegatron, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Swift989, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

zp6167a, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

DavidHume, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of blackie
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at the brewpub

The beer pours a black color with a dense coating of beige head, retaining nicely. Very nice set here - a backbone of dry, smooth roasted malts bring flavors of charcoal and dark barley with very little sweetness...setting a clean stage for the introduction of a mild sea-brine finish. Touches of dark fruit skins. Smooth in body with a lighter carbonation. Very nice.

blackie, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

T12oy, Mar 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

cbalbrecht, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of kkazemi
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

kkazemi, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Port City. Served in a taster glass. Probably the best oyster stout I’ve had. Dry and toasty with a mild "sea" character. Touch of milk chocolate.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4/5  rDev +2.6%

FirstBrewsoon, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the brewery

Black pour, with a small tan head; some dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was pretty muted, roasty dark malts, toasted oats, mineral. Basic stout taste, dark malts, light coffee notes, a touch of earth and mineral, but otherwise nothing that really shouted "oyster stout." If it wasn't listed as an oyster stout, I probably wouldn't have guessed it was one. Body was medium, somewhat thin in the mouthfeel. Not great, but still decent and drinkable.

Rifugium, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

BH712, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

efm, May 19, 2013
Photo of gabrielsyme
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pitch black, dark and opaque.

Aroma: dark chocolate, cocoa.

Taste: coffee, burnt toast, roasted sweetness.

Mouthfeel: tastes much heavier than 5.5%, but is still drinkable.

Overall: very good! Couldn't differentiate this from a "regular" stout but very enjoyable.

gabrielsyme, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

IPA1978, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

nmann08, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

freshtojeff, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bigred89, Oct 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

navin, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Boone757, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

2dogbrew, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ngntjp, Oct 17, 2014
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Revival from Port City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.