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Colossal Two - Port City Brewing

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Colossal Two
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87
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 02-04-2013)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -30.5%

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a snifter. Pours near black. Nose is far too smokey and meaty. Smoked herring. Some roast underneath. Flavor is similar, but more intense on the smoke. A bit more background beer as it warms, but I just couldn’t get into this one.

02-04-2013 15:28:45 | More by Thorpe429
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-05-2013 05:03:53 | More by JoeD15
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TheFunGuy

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

I had this in the tasting room, served in a 10oz snifter. It was poured very black with a tan head that faded slowly, to the point I took the first sip through the head.

The smell is thick malt, roast, and some hop.

The taste meets the smell, with less smoke than I expected. An aggressive stout, but mild on the smoke. Because of this, you can drink quicker than you usually can with this style.

I spent some time in Bamberg, where they really like their smoked beer, and this is on the very mild side of that type of beer.

At first I as disappointed, but having thought about it this is a great marketing beer and way to introduce people to the style.

02-09-2013 19:32:16 | More by TheFunGuy
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Washington

2/5  rDev -49.1%

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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-19-2013 03:55:42 | More by Swift989
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2014 03:56:25 | More by zp6167a
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jfmorey

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2%

A pint glass on tap at Whole Foods in Vienna

Very dark brown with a tan head, good lacing

The taste is more woody than smokey, and given the high alcohol, well balanced. More similar to an imperial porter than smoked.

Mouthfeel is a bit light.

Very good overall but not true to the style.

03-04-2013 21:26:28 | More by jfmorey
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-10-2014 22:37:54 | More by DavidHume
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-13-2014 22:48:13 | More by Dave2234
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-21-2013 22:58:49 | More by nmann08
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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navin

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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dar482

New York

4.46/5  rDev +13.5%

The beer comes in a dark brown black color.

The aroma has licorice, bitter chocolate, coffee, heavy caramel, roasted malt, and earthy hops.

The flavor follows of licorice, molasses, chocolate. The beer has a chewy mouthfeel with roasted coffee on the finish. There's a bacon and woody bitter quality throughout.

An extremely well done imperial stout.

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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +18.6%

I was lucky to try this 2nd anniversary beer from Port City before the keg was kicked. Wow, what a great beer. This is a Smoked Imperial Porter. More of an Imperial Porter with smoked malts than a smoked beer, in my opinion.

Appearance - reminds me of their porter, which I think is a great beer. Near black color, tan head.

Smell - excellent roasted character with just the right amount of smoke. Hops come through but not overly pronounced.

Taste - couldn't have been better. I am not a big fan of smoked beers, this beer had a good level of smokiness which blended perfectly with the roasted malts. Tastes like a bigger version of their porter with smoked malts added.

Overall - just a solid beer. Glad to have had the chance to try it. Will definitely seek this out!

02-08-2013 00:14:59 | More by 2dogbrew
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Colossal Two from Port City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.