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Revival - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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 Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 21:43:14 | More by Chaney
More User Reviews:
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-21-2014 03:21:59 | More by brpendergast85
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2014 23:32:54 | More by billab914
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cbuckl14

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-18-2014 22:29:39 | More by cbuckl14
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 15:10:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
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.


Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 19:12:54 | More by gabrielsyme
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BH712

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2014 03:02:05 | More by BH712
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 15:41:16 | More by uturn
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-07-2014 00:21:10 | More by Jacobob10
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-29-2014 19:35:10 | More by atrocity
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T12oy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-26-2014 22:18:44 | More by T12oy
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-25-2014 21:34:16 | More by zp6167a
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Wattie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-06-2014 16:35:56 | More by Wattie
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-02-2014 12:18:55 | More by Sludgeman
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Fakexican

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-03-2014 22:45:53 | More by Fakexican
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 18:29:31 | More by Boone757
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-07-2013 23:04:31 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 07:52:10 | More by Rifugium
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2013 20:56:18 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blackish body with one finger khaki head and some lace. The base of the aroma is strong malts, pick up some roasted malts, little bit of woodiness and sweetness and not much hops. More porter than stout in terms of how "heavy" the beer is, it goes down smooth, creamy, light. Moderate sweetness like caramel and possible chocolate mixes with some roasted, coffee notes for balance and a dry finish. Not a standout beer but a pretty good one to try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2013 19:11:05 | More by clayrock81
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delta490

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- no light gets through this black beer. A thin khaki colored head has slight retention

S- roast malt and a slight hint of alcohol

T- big roast malt flavor. I don't detect any brine imparted by the shells but I get the impression their presence dial back the robust roast notes to make this an easy to drink beer

M- the oyster shells provide a nice mouthfeel with this stout being extraordinarily smooth.

O- a tasty full flavor stout that doesn't blow out the taste buds

Serving type: growler

11-03-2013 18:30:25 | More by delta490
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-02-2013 03:30:05 | More by nmann08
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2013 14:48:48 | More by polopaul20
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-19-2013 04:00:56 | More by Swift989
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blackie

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 21:12:55 | More by blackie
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Revival from Port City Brewing
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