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Moor Porter - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
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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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 00:58:02 | More by sethmeister
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-23-2011 22:59:00 | More by jophish17
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JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-10-2011 06:51:05 | More by JMBSH
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 01:53:37 | More by nmann08
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-29-2011 02:59:37 | More by brandoman63
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2011 20:00:31 | More by Exiled
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-22-2011 21:00:40 | More by waiting4lunch
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tzieser

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2011 18:19:38 | More by tzieser
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Perdue125

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2011 16:44:00 | More by Perdue125
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2011 22:39:56 | More by JAHMUR
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-16-2011 00:46:12 | More by HopStoopid120
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russwbeck

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 00:02:50 | More by russwbeck
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33%

11-14-2011 20:36:36 | More by BelgianDip
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:25:38 | More by philbe311
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socon67

New York

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:29:31 | More by socon67
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 22:50:39 | More by GarthDanielson
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 21:04:59 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:24:01 | More by maximum12
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glid02

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
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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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fair if forgettable Porter

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. White paper label with Cisco Branding, seal with a red inset over wave lines. Side narrative goes over intent, and beer description. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Dark brown pour with ruby brown edges, fair frothy head with moderate retention, surface memory and lacing.

S - Soft roasted nose with a touch of chocolate, and coffee. Bitter burnt advance...

T - And indeed, a fair roasted profile, end with a bitter spent grain sourness… It is not terrible but not the best of notes. The roasted flow rescues it somewhat with some coffee and chocolate.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation, fairly smooth with a bitterness that does not completely do it.

O - It is not terrible but it is quite unremarkable and even for a soft Porter there is much better out there.

Notes: Been a while since I had something from Cisco… And it is probably going to be another while. The pricing is OK but the brew does not quite make it to a medium bracket of competition looking at the brews next to it, at least not on the porter front.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 20:46:43 | More by Daniellobo
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 2" light mocha colored head. Body is a warm burnt umber brown in color. Smell is very much a chocolate malt with little or no hoppiness or even coffee hints to it. Taste is even more like chocolate malt, but on the dark chocolate side, and does have some bitterness I presume from hops. Really this is a delightful porter, one of the more chocolatey examples out there without actually adding chocolate to it. A quality product at an affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 09:06:37 | More by MoreThanWine
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robhunta

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - very dark brown almost black, thin head which dissipates a bit.

S - coffee, roast malt, caramel

T - I get coffee, and thick roasted malt with a bit of a caramel at the end.

M - a nice thin beer, tingles a bit at the finish with hops and carbonation. full flavored without getting sticky.

Overall I like this beer a lot, its nothing groundbreaking but a great porter, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 22:28:32 | More by robhunta
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GRG1313

California

2.53/5  rDev -32.7%
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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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Moor Porter from Cisco Brewers Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.