Revival - Port City Brewing
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
I had this on-tap in tap room.
A: Poured from the tap as black as a night, and under close inspection, the head formation looked like mocha craters on the moon.
S: I got tons of roast here, with fresh sea-breeze-infused filtered water. Dark, with a toasty undertow.
T: I got lots of roast, but it wasn't too bitter in the afterbite. Smokey, and without much carameliness at all, which I think is appropriate here.
M: Some slight graininess, which was only evident under very close inspection. This was smooth overall, and with a slight bitterness on the back palate.
O: I would say that overall, this is an excellent brew. I hope Port City finds it in their heart to keep it around.
09-06-2012 21:43:14 | More by Chaney
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3.6/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
05-07-2012 17:14:23 | More by Kegatron
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
06-03-2014 15:10:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.84/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
09-01-2013 21:12:55 | More by blackie
3.44/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
11-30-2013 07:52:10 | More by Rifugium
4.11/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-01-2014 19:12:54 | More by gabrielsyme
Revival from Port City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.