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Oil Piers Porter - Surf Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surf Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: charlzm on 12-13-2011

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 5
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle from The Boulevard in San Diego for six bucks. Dark brown color in the Affligem chalice with an admirable head. A pleasant foaminess on the tongue and lots of suds in the glass.

A mellow mouthful of dark roasted barley. Some warm malty richness with a deep, scratchy aftertaste. Grainy with a little bitterness.

The sudsy mouthfeel is very pleasant though this stuff is not otherwise of much distinction. It's a pleasant dark, watery quaff.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is mostly roasted and coffee grounds with a hint of cocoa. Maybe a little bit of toasted bread on the nose. The flavor is a little bit watery to me. A touch on the bitter side, lots of roasted malts, and some coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty run of the mill porter.

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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On nitro tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a dense khaki head that lasts. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some burnt coffee aromas. Taste is the same but seems a bit watery. This beer as a creamy mouthfeel but is thin. Overall, this is a pretty average porter and I am not too sure that having it on nitro is doing much to help this one.

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2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The second of the lineup I tried when I stopped by.

This is one of the best-looking beers I have had poured. A deep opaque black, with a massive 2-finger creamy tan head that stuck around for the entire length of consumption. Perfect sip rings cling to the glass. Really a nice-looking beer. The nose was full of chocolate and roasted coffee. Really strong.

Where I appreciated what the nitro did to the appearance of this beer, I really didn't care for the feel of this. This felt really thin and lacking in depth. It really didn't hold up the style that well. The flavors were also a little on the weak side. Thin flavors of weak coffee and mild roasted malts. I expected more from this with the strong aroma, but is was a little muddled. This is probably one I wouldn't revisit again.

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3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed November 5th, 2011 at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: black as coal with a creamy one-finger tan head that lasts forever and provides sheets of clingy lace - thanks, nitro!

Aroma is bitter, roasted grains and smoky charcoal.

Flavor is mildly chocolate with an overlay of smoke. Mildly bitter on finish. Not much going on, really.

Mouthfeel is strangely nondescript; where are you now, nitro?

Drinkablity? Easy enough to put one away but the flavor isn't especially enticing.

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Oil Piers Porter from Surf Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.