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Porter - The Civil Life Brewing Company

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Porter
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BA SCORE
85
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Civil Life Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
I'm pretty convinced that if the whole musician thing hadn't worked for Johnny Cash he would have made some pretty good beer. Specifically he would have made a nice Robust Porter that weighed in about 6%, hopped with First Gold, and it certainly would have been Black. Well, since as far as I can tell he didn't actually get around to brewing we jumped in and did it. Our Porter uses a Classic London Yeast strain and plays guitar pretty well. Next time you're looking for a comfy pint just say "Hey! Porter!"

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 02-24-2013)
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Reviews by FanofHefe:
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap in Civil Life pint glass at Global Brew in O'Fallon, IL. Nice dark body, nearly black, with a small tan head that left just a bit of lacing.

Light aroma of roasted malt and a bit of coffee.

The flavor seems spot on for a porter. Nice roasted malt flavor that is not too bitter. Light chocolate and coffee notes that blend in nicely. Touch of maple syrup.

Excellent mouthfeel. Very smooth and silky. Overall, I thought this was a solid representation of the style. Will definitely have to see if this is bottled and it might find a spot next to Founders Porter in my beer fridge.

FanofHefe, Mar 21, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, hop, hint of yeast, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of oatmeal, hops, and yeast. Overall, more malty than hoppy; good appearance, aroma, and body.

Tone, Jun 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

bsuedekum, Apr 30, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half-pint from the cask at the brewpub.

Pours a nice deep brown/black color with some mahogany edges when held up tot eh light there is a bit of a creamy light tan head. There are some bigger bubbles sprinkled around. The head retains pretty well and sticks slightly to the sides of the glass.

Aroma of toasted and roasty malts starts things off. Nice coffee notes with some slight smoke. Then there i some mild undertones of malty sweetness. There are some caramel hints and definitely very nice chocolatey notes in the nose. However, these play second fiddle to the nice burnt notes.

The flavor follows the nose really well except that the roasty coffee notes aren't overwhelming. There is some roast to the taste to start off but then some nice chocolatey notes and some slight bready sweetness comes in and balances the roast out. Very well done and layered perfectly. Simple yet delicious. The sweetness of the malts plays perfectly with the roast of the malts. The body is nice and slick with a nice medium fullness to it.

Civil life does classic styles well. This is a very good example of a porter. Nice roast and perfect sweetness to balance the roast. Very drinkable as well.

JoEBoBpr, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark body, creamy bronze head. Roasted nutty smell. Delicious for a porter. Porters are very hit or miss with me. But this porter I found to be deceptively light and easy drinking. Very dark almost chocolate taste on the back end. Really great porter especially with the great appirizers they have at civil life (where I had this beer)

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Porter from The Civil Life Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.