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Poundage - Sound Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 4.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sound Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-15-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. 'Obadiah Poundage' sounds about as made up a name as you can get.

This beer pours a sort of murky, very, very dark brown colour, with one weak finger of bubbly, and somewhat foamy beige head, which leaves some decent bleeding paint swath lace around the glass as things quickly subside.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, an oily nuttiness, a bit of wet ash, faint dark fruit notes, and a wisp of earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of the same - a heady toasty, and mildly biscuity caramel malt sweetness, sour cream-laced medium dark cocoa powder, a hint of cold coffee, wet bar-top nuts, and earthy, sort of dirty-seeming leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, hardly making any sort of ingress in palate probing, the body a sturdy medium weight, and fairly smooth, with a nicely understated burgeoning creaminess. It finishes just on the sweet side, the middling sour and hopping essences barely holding on in the face of the lingering nutty, chocolaty, and roasty malt.

An interesting, and purportedly believable take on the brews made a few centuries ago in London - so one wonders aloud why this was added here as the American version of the style, Yankee hegemony aside? Right, given that, there isn't any reason. ANY-way, given the recent demise of Boardwalk Empire, this kind of reminds me of what they might have been drinking, if they weren't so into the rum and whisky.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark chestnut-colored brew with a splashy foam in the chalice. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Light body, but kind of creamy in a non-English sort of way. Not that I'm complaining. Aroma is grainy with some walnut notes.

Just a touch of sweetness, but definitely not a dry dark. Lots of roasted flavors, a grainy undertone, and a nutty taste with some charred notes to finish. Brewery calls this a "London Style Brown Porter."

Thoroughly enjoyable. A nice quaff and a better than average brew. An interesting variation that seems to wander from sweetish Porter to blackened Stout flavors while sustaining a smooth, dark drinkability. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of harrymel
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at post street ale house

Nice dark brown with a sheet of light cocoa powder foam. Smells of sweet malts and some nutty character. Some toast and Graham on the nose. Flavor is sweet cocoa, leather, some rye bread a bit of coffee and some pleasant soil hints.medium on full bodied with a good soft carb and some dryness on a mostly watering finish. I really fund the mouth feel here outstanding.
Nice beer.

Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich dark brown with some slight ruby highlights when held up to the light. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. I rather like it.

Smell: lightly roasty with a hint of chocolate, a mild sweetness and a dash of vegetal hops. This beer bills itself as a London style brown porter, and I buy it.

Taste: like the aroma, there is a light roastiness and a just a tiny touch of chocolate. The vegetal hop character is somewhat strong, though, and bitterness is a little high for the style. Still, it's a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good smoothness. A decent carbonation yields a pretty good creaminess as well. It works for me.

Overall: this is a pretty tasty and drinkable porter. The vegetal quality of the hops is a bit much for me, but otherwise a good porter.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a dark brown color with good carbonationa nd a dirty white head

S: Hints of roasted malts, cocoa

T: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, pretty straightforward

M: Sordove thin, light to medium body, hints of roasted malt, very light booze

O: Pretty good Porter

Poundage from Sound Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.