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Moor Porter - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Moor PorterMoor Porter

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176 Ratings

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 04-18-2002)
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Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Having been warned of this brewery's quality control, I did not expect much. I received even less. Mediocre porter. Good aroma, lace, but sour and strong carbonation. My mates poured out. Nothing I can point my finger at, such as oxidization. Rudy provided, but his home brewed porter exceeded this is taste and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 04:58:18 | More by Sammy
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

09-15-2012 22:04:54 | More by t0rin0
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a muddy dark chocolate color with a solid beige head that sticks well and laces adequately (a subsequent bottle had a soda like head that fizzed away in less than five seconds)

Smell: Odd aroma, smells more of caramel and butterscotch than roasted malt - I suspect our old scourge diacetyl is to blame (a subsequent bottle smelled great, with roast and chocolate tones)

Taste: Opens with a rather sweet caramel flavor with a tinge of butterscotch; after the swallow, the roasty chocolate and coffee flavors appear to complement the sweetness on the front end (the subsequent bottle tasted much better - similar to the aroma)

Mouthfeel: Way too much carbonation interferes with the mouthfeel; the body is close to medium (not surprisingly, the subsequent bottle's mouthfeel was rather lifeless)

Drinkability: Despite the flaws, it is decent enough - at least it is not a drain pour; about as good as I would expect from Cisco (my experience with this brewery has been neither stellar nor consistent)

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 03:04:37 | More by brentk56
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2011 01:53:37 | More by nmann08
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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice deep dark brown with a huge billowing head of tan colored lace. It delicately faded leaving behind tremendous amounts of side glass lace. A very big looking porter,

full of roasted malts. A good amount of sugar was added o the mix, a nice warm aroma coming up through it and mixed in very nicely with a nice earthy grain like smell. Some hops were present in there somewhere, and a touch of a smoked aroma was capping it off very nicely. roasted caramel mixed in with somewhat of a smoked flavor. Very nicely done and just the right amount of sweetness to accent it perfectly. Very deep roasted malts and a good earthy kind of flavor then enveloped the middle, giving hints of grains and of a slight grassiness.

A little fuller in feel then your normal porter, but not filling at all. This had really great carbonation up until the last drop and really a great smooth, consistent feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 01:43:58 | More by mikesgroove
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North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brwon with a little reddish hue with a huge fluffy light brown head to big of a head I think it took for ever to finally settle.Nice aromas going on some cocoa and earth dominate with molasses showing thru as well,nice porter flavors here big molasses and cocoa flavors hints of brown sugar finishing quite dry and earthy with soft minty hop notes that linger.Somehwat prickly overcarbonates on the mouth I think this beer may have been sitting on the shelf for awhile.Good flavors I think age was starting to work on this one but still a fine porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2006 22:55:43 | More by oberon
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2.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a viscous black with brown tints and a dark khaki firm head.

Nose smells like the black seaweed wrap on sushi. Not bad, just very different; an almost "toasty" sesame seed character.

Mouth is thin and watery. Flavors are thin and watery.

Flavor profile is a very light roasted coffee. Front flavors of toasy seaweed wrapper and a light biscuit character. Flavor profile is unlike any porter I've tried.

Simple with a finish that is a light bitter seaweed, coffee, roasted grain. Unique but more like a light coffee and likely would not try again or drink. Too simple and too one dimensional and thin.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 20:57:28 | More by GRG1313
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2011 22:39:56 | More by JAHMUR
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Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro-tap 1/2/2011 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin dense beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts and touches of dark fruit and hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy with flavors of coffee, lactose and dark fruit. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild but is on-target for this type of beer and provides a decent balance.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, not the best porter out there but still a decent beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-04-2011 17:09:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decent head, hold some and then leaves some uneven rings of lace. Big roasted malt flavour, soft yet dominant like a huge heavy pillow of roasted grain. Yeast makes its way in and drops a nutty flavour throughout. Hops are on the side line and add to the earthy flavours. Goes down very well.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2002 18:38:39 | More by Jason
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New York

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a 1/4" tan head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very rich, black malt scent along with some chocolate malts as well. The taste is decent. It has a roasted black malt and chocolate flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit tart. The mouthfeel is horrible. It's pretty much flat. It's a full bodied beer with no carbonation. This may be a good porter, but it's hard to judge without any carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 00:28:13 | More by WesWes
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate with some roasted malt. Pretty basic porter.

The flavor is chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Nothing fancy, but very well done and easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 04:22:26 | More by Mora2000
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New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip. Received in the birthday BIF from ShogoKawada; thanks Phil.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one finger of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing on the glass and an inch of head throughout drinking it.

s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and light dark fruit. Lots of chocolate and roastiness up front; smells great. The chocolate and fruit are sweet which I like.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and dark fruits. The chocolate and coffee and both a bit bitter, compared to the sweetness that was in the smell.

m - Medium to full body, more on the full side. Moderate carbonation, thick and chewy. Could have used a little less carbonation, but still a good mouthfeel.

d - Overall I thought this was a pretty good porter from Cisco. I liked the smell better than the taste, as the smell was sweeter and the taste was more bitter. Didn't have a problem finishing the bomber myself, and would have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 02:14:06 | More by mdfb79
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Impressive head--a full four fingers! Dark as a stout, mahogany--no light shining through. Thick lace.

Smooth mocha aromas, slight hop smell; strong yeastiness as well.

Chocolate and black patent malts are present, reminds me of a thin dark hot cocoa. The flavor quickly gives way to the hop spiciness. The yeast-bite is also present, but is diminished during the swallow where the hop remains. It's like a taste journey through the ingredients. It's thinner than I expect, but very tasty and easily consumable.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2005 19:24:29 | More by smcolw
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New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black in color with a way too thick 3" head. Some light lacing does develop through the drink. The aroma is of roasted malt. The flavor is of roasted and smoky malt, coffee, and chocolate. The carbonation levels were way too high, giving this a prickly mouthfeel to this medium bodied brew. The coffee and roasted malt lingers on the tongue.

This is a great flavored brew, but the high carbonation levels brought it down in mouthfeel and drinkability scores. This may be a great porter otherwise. I will have to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 16:58:16 | More by Gavage
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2014 12:51:17 | More by InspectorBob
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-17-2012 02:46:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-29-2011 02:59:37 | More by brandoman63
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing!

Pours a hazy and opaque dark reddish brown, a bit muddy, thin tan head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, leaves some lace spots on its way down.

Smell is nice, very sweet and malty, caramel, molasses, some brown sugar, light chocolate, oats, a touch of wood and some vanilla, dark fruit, grapes and raisins, light roast, not bad.

Taste is similar, very toasty up front, raisins, biscuit, caramel, lots of malty sweetness. grapes, lightly woody, some nuttiness, fruity, kind of jammy, nice finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty neat porter, hides ABV well. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 17:44:07 | More by Viggo
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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This deep burgandy colored brew throws out a nice looking, thick and rocky light brown head. The retention is outstanding. Aroma is a blend of coffee bean, mocha, roasted and blackened malts and milk sugar. Quite nice. Now comes the complete and unexpected 180. The mouthfeel is too juiced up.... highly carbonated. Gaseous in the mouth and gaseous in my body. Hard to physically swallow. The body is about medium. The flavor of this beer is average. Some roasted bitterness and coffee notes. A little doughy and yeasty. Husky. A little chocolatey. I personally wouldn't get another bottle of this beer since this is my second unimpressive Moor Porter, but would likely try it on tap if I ever see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2003 02:36:29 | More by Bighuge
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-29-2013 06:22:36 | More by Kelp
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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark – much obliged!

Pours one shade from black with a tan head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of heavily roasted malts with hints of semi-sweet chocolate and tobacco. Also present are very slight amounts of char.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though smoother. Robust roasted malts up front are joined quickly by smooth semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Midway through, the tobacco and hints of smokiness come into play, carrying through to a solidly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good, with decent carbonation.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, though I’m partial to dry examples of the style and those that lean toward the roasted end of the spectrum. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 21:07:23 | More by glid02
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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade (I don't remember from who, probably GoGriz, but maybe Vermonthiker), thanks to whoever sent this to me.

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured very lively, a tall lively head that had long lasting retention and no lacing. The beer was black, no translucence.

The aroma was very smoky and peaty, with a nice malt base. On the tongue, the beer was very effervescent, bubbly all the way across the tongue. There were strong peat and smoke flavors.

As far as body, the beer was a bit thin for the style, but that didn't hurt this beer at all. Drinkability was very good, for a peaty beer, this is an easy drinker.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I want more. This is a must try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 21:42:00 | More by beertunes
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I redo my “Master Database of Beers”, I found some detailed notes on about 500 beers I thought lost forever, so I’ve decided to post them to the site, not for the numbers, but for a “failsafe source” for future reference.

The beer pours an almost onyx color, the head planetary in size, creamy, and a nice light chocolate color, as it erodes a thick and glutinous sheet of lace forms to meld with the glass. The aroma of toasted barley, sweet, caramel and also a bit coffee like, a treat for the schnozzle with the start rich in malt, slightly sweet and the top middling in feel to the palate. Finish is light to moderately carbonated, the hops masterfully spicy and the aftertaste quite dry and lingering, a marvelous porter in my book and one unfortunately for me not available in the Southwest.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2003 15:08:04 | More by Gusler
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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with a one-finger brown head into my pint glass.

Aroma is rich and smooth with a hint of chocolate and mild coffee upfront.

Taste starts out smooth and fades into chocolate and coffee flavors in the middle.

Lingering chocolate/coffee flavors at the back of the throat. Carbonation is a bit much but is still low enough not to be a drag.

A nice example of the style. Reminds me of a porter from a local brewpub. You really can't go wrong with this offering and if you're a fan of porters, you should check it out.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 21:17:26 | More by Brad007
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Moor Porter from Cisco Brewers Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.