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Colossal Two - Port City Brewing

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Colossal Two
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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 18.77%
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

freshtojeff, Aug 30, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -29.8%

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.

Thorpe429, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Dave2234, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mcaulifww, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

smithj4, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

billab914, Jun 20, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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.

jfmorey, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Loveyourbeer, Feb 24, 2013
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Psberrier, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DavidHume, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ngntjp, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Novabrewer, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Probably one of Port City's best beers but not one for everyone. Body is black with minimal head like a porter/stout but blindfolded this could've been a rauchbier for all I knew b/c it smells so smoky and meaty, probably a touch of sweet malt gives it away. I really like the smokiness/gaminess of beer (and I don't eat meat at all, mind you) which is heavy on tongue but completely overpowering. This allows for a mellow balance that gives off just enough sweetness to counter the "meat" flavor without compromising the smoke aspects of the beer. An enjoyable beer that nicely blends two different styles.

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nwatson, Mar 08, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

TheFunGuy, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

zp6167a, Apr 20, 2014
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Colossal Two from Port City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.