Pandemic Porter - 3 Stars Brewing Company
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +12%
Picked up a 750 mL corked and caged bottle of 3 Stars' Pandemic Porter. I believe this is the initial bottling run of this beer from the up and coming brewery, which is pretty cool, especially for one such as myself who really wants to see great brewing being done in the D.C. area. Poured into my Tired Hands flute glass.
Appearance: Extremely dark, the dark brown head (disappointingly) fizzles out quickly, as if it were soda. This scared me a bit at first, since these glasses were clean and I've never seen foam retreat so quickly. However, my fears are somewhat assuaged since thisseems, at least visually, to be a well-carbonated beer.
Smell: Massive roastiness--notes of espresso and char (almost smoky) are dominant, along with some chocolate and dark fruit, such as figs and dates, likely a product of the chocolate malt and considerable ABV. This beer has an outstanding nose on it.
Taste: The taste follows the nose nicely, with a huge does of espresso/coffee-like roastiness, but with more chocolate added. There's an underlying charred note that was present in the nose that adds dimension to the flavor as well. Some sweet alcohol also adds depth and contributes a bit of a dark fruit element. A very good tasting imperial porter!
Mouthfeel: Medium. Not thick but slick. Pleasant carbonation level, though this beer cries out for a creamier mouthfeel.
08-29-2014 14:50:26 | More by hagbergl
District of Columbia
3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
This is the pandemic porter base beer.
Pours a dark brown, very full and thick tan head.
Smell is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oats. It smells very sweet, lots of alcohol.
Unfortunately, this is too sweet, heavy malts. Sweet and sticky, not very smooth. The roast comes through, which is nice, but too much brown sugar flavors and alot booze, which overpowers the coffee and chocolate.
Overall, this is a bit messy, but still enjoyable.
08-13-2013 16:44:08 | More by nmann08
Pandemic Porter from 3 Stars Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.