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Moor Porter - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jongullotti, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of mattk614
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bomber

Pours a deep dark brown with some reddish hues when held up to light. Tan creamy head which dissipated much too quickly for my liking.

Big chocolate aroma with roasted malts dominating the nose.

Expected more flavor and body up front. Much lighter than the look and smell would suggest. Chocolate from the nose really comes through in the end. Not too complex, very easy to drink.

Nothing remarkable here, a good porter, and I'd probably crack another bomber seeing that it's a smooth sipper. Think I may have been wanting something a bit heartier after shoveling a foot of snow in below zero wind chills though.

mattk614, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

kevgod, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

touchmeimsac, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of sethmeister
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown; shows red highlights when held to a light. A tight thin cream colored head leaving only trace amounts of lace.

Scent is very smoky, roasted and charred with bitter dark chocolate.

Taste follows the nose - strong roasted and slightly charred notes. Delightfully smoky. Touch of bitter dark chocolate. An almost tobacco like note. Light earthy hops. Cold strong coffee.

Mouth is a lightly carbonated medium.

A very good porter.

sethmeister, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

JMBSH, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tzieser, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Perdue125, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

russwbeck, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

BelgianDip, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of philbe311
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A very slight dark khaki colored head with almost zero retention that gives way to a lopsided yet mostly full lacing and a very thin collar... A decent bit of sluggish small bubbled carbonation is seen towards the bottom of the glass before it fades into the abyss... The color is a flat black that definitely lets a bit of light leak in around the edges...

S - Textbook American Porter here... Chocolate and cocoa... Lightly roasted malts... Some mild coffee... NOt bad, but a bit of a limited potency overall...

T - A rather subdued palette... The chocolate and cocoa are most prominent flavors but are still a bit muted overall... There is also some roasted malts... The coffee from the nose never materializes on the palette...

M - Medium bodied... A bit on the thin side of the equation... Briskly carbonation... Dense... Doesn't quite engulf the full mouth... Slightly chalky in texture...

D - A simple but rather unremarkable porter... Far from a drain pour, but not a brew that I would necessarily seek out again and certainly one not worth recommending...

philbe311, Oct 29, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours charcoal colored with a heavy brown foam. Minimal lacing.

S - Malty scent with notes of toffee and chocolate. Hearty aromsa.

T - Decent flavor of malt, and cocoa. Could use a bit more bite at the end; I found it a little thin.

M - Decent drinker, slightly watered down, but it is a good porter to have a few and feel like you ate a multi-course meal.

O - Decent porter, but not something I'd actively seek.

socon67, Oct 16, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass, the beer pours an almost black coloring with slight ruby highlights under the light. The beer has a massive, two and a half inch head that is dense, small bubbled, and a creamy consistency, tan coloring. Looks delicious. The nose is rich and enticing, with a slight background of coffee and a ton of milk chocolate sweetness. There are a lot more carbonation bubbles along the glass than you usually see with a Porter. The beer is light and crisp in mouth, and the carbonation keeps the flavors from becoming cloying or overpowering. The palate is a heavy dose of dark roasted coffee, with some dark, bitter chocolate and a light hopping to dry and clean up the flavors. No cling along the glass, which goes with the lighter body. The aftertaste was bitter, and slightly towards the mocha end of the taste spectrum. The finish is quick and slightly drying from all the bitter aspects. Very tasty brew. Lighter than my preferences, but very good nonetheless.

GarthDanielson, Sep 23, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Very thick look with shades of brown and black and a towering, cooling lava look. Slow dissipation, plenty of coverage.

Big, lush fruity sweetness, especially in the hops. Dark berries, chocolate pie, frothy mocha effect, vanilla cream, slightly spicey and smokey scented malt.

A very dry, snappy feel, earthy bitter hops, charred chocolate malt, nice hop bite but also creamy and lush foamy quoff. Interesting balance, big, dry earthy hops, very dark malt with very little sweetness.

The body and feel is a light medium feel, slightly thin but it goes down easy with slight smoothness at the end.

A mighty fine Porter.

GratefulBeerGuy, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of maximum12
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to baconsausage for this relic from our first trade, one of two surviving bottles. Oops, make that one. Split up into a couple goblets for quick disposal.

Pours black, with heady chunks of flotsam & jetsam plunking into the darkness; we need to allow the solid masses to settle to the bottom before imbibing. Lovely smell of chocolate arises from surface of the brew along with moderate roast influence. Nice way to introduce oneself.

Moor Porter wraps a nicely charred body around a center of warm cocoa creaminess. Roasted coffee bitterness sets a crowbar in the sweet & wangles its way in, then pulls up a chair & runs all the way through to the finish. Sweet lactose mingles with the roast as it warms. Smooth as the old Silk Road. For a bigger porter on a day that topped or nicked ninety, this is going down quick & easy.

Very good porter. True, balanced, solid. What more do you want?

maximum12, Jul 31, 2011
Moor Porter from Cisco Brewers Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.