Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.89/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up last week in Totowa, having never had this before. I like this style and even though this wasn't as strong or as roasted as my favorites, it was easily drinkable and had quite a bit going for it, even if it wasn't terribly complex. The chocolate flavor and mouthfeel were easygoing and present enough that this was one of the better dessert beers that I've recently had and since the alcohol was recessed, this had the feel of a session beer to it.
The pour to this was decent, as this beer had a soda-brown hue to it and a relatively thick, tan head to it. That quickly settled and there wasn't a lot of lacing to be seen as I worked my way through this, although there were pockets of it along the side of my glass that faced me. Lots of chocolate to the taste, which reinforced the moderate amount that was in the nose. There was also some fig and plum in the taste and some pumpernickel as well, which gave this beer a Belgian feel to it. Not a strong roasted component here but it could be found underneath everything and the malts seemed more like chocolate than anything else. A bit of hazelnut-like nuttiness and some cocoa powder really gave this a nice, but subtle amount of depth as well. The carbonation was present, but not strong enough to overshadow everything else.
Not a lot of overt alcohol here, which made this easy to quaff. It's my fault that I have such a narrow-minded view of Porters, since they have a better range that I give them credit for. This was a solid example of an American Porter that differed from its brethren across the pond. Not quite a Milk or Sweet Stout, there was enough fruit and a relaxed nature to this that differentiated it. A great dessert beer for the season, this is a must-try for anyone who loves the style without being inundated with a roasted, malty stickiness.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 07:25:17 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.34/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Slumbrew Porter Square Porter has a thin, beige head, a very dark, almost black, brown appearance, and slight lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate, milk, burnt malt, and a bit of acidic. Taste is of sugar, milk, chocolate, acidic bitterness, char, and dark-roasted malt. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and velvety, and Slumbrew Porter Square Porter finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and not at all alcohilic.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 14:03:53 | More by RonaldTheriot
Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
89 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.