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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

Slumbrew Porter Square PorterSlumbrew Porter Square Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 257
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%


Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerdepartment on 11-23-2011)
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Reviews by CraftVA:
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CraftVA

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This beer pours a deep brown/black color with a finger of tan head. The color has a hint of reddish tones and there is good lacing.
S - The predominant scents that come through are chocolate, malt, caramel, and coffee; did I mention chocolate! It smells like a delicious cold dessert. Very pleasant!
T - This beer has a complex flavor profile with the semi-sweet chocolate and malt coming out in the beginning and a slightly bitter chocolate finish. A lot of flavor comes through from start to finish. You can really taste the coco nibs.
M - Rich and creamy, with a bit of a boozy kick. Just right!
O – Slumbrew has done it again for me! They’ve created a complex and delicious beer that pairs incredibly well with a steak dinner or a chocolate dessert (I know, because that’s what I paired it with). The Taza Chocolate nibs used in the recipe really bring out the chocolate flavor without adding too much sweetness. This is a beer I could drink with dinner every night. Really fantastic!! Well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:41:52 | More by CraftVA
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S: Dry alcohol laced chocolate arrives on the nose, followed by some dry cocoa, with a medium level of intensity. Some whole cinnamon stick, with a dash of nutmeg and dark fruit skins rounds things out.

T: The flavor is a bakers chocolater, lightly dry and bitter with some cocoa powder and some alcohol twang that distracts from the chocolate malt base. Mineral dark fruit skin and a leave of starchy-alcohol fade.

M: Mouthful was milky and creamy feel, carbonation settles out quickly.

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Medium body.

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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
89 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.