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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

289 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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:
Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel.

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Had this from a tap at the Amesbury Brewfest on Sept 2012

Dark translucent color

Smells of dark chocalate and coffee

Very nice drinkable beer. For me, not best in class in regards to Porters. A little 1 dimensional in taste, with a slightly sharp mouthfeel.

Personally, I prefer slumbrew's IPA

09-23-2012 14:26:08 | More by KarlosT
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-08-2013 02:12:54 | More by tbryan5
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Jet black; creamy tan head w/ sticky lacing

SMELL: Cocoa powder, roasted coffee and dark malts; nutty

TASTE: Creamy, silky, sweet and tangy molasses, intense roastiness, astringent, coffee, chocolate, toffee, nutty, earth

Brewed with cocoa powder and freshly roasted cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Unfortunately, some of the nuances get lost amongst similar flavors provided by the Porter’s base ingredients, while roasted flavors from both meld and dominate the brew, especially as the beer warms. That said, a good brew.

06-29-2013 16:32:07 | More by BeerAdvocate
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-09-2014 14:40:04 | More by MikeC144
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.3%

The beer was a black color. The head was small and tan, which nevertheless left a fair amount of lace.

Lots of chocolate in the aroma, both cocoa and milk chocolate. Also a good deal of roasted malt.

The taste followed the aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee. The taste of coffee really lingered. I also got just a hint of toffee.

Medium-bodied, good depth.

Fun beer to drink.

06-13-2012 15:06:26 | More by lordofthewiens
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-14-2014 06:19:29 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-07-2014 00:48:02 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-30-2013 22:23:45 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2014 04:44:42 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

LOOK: A pretty brown, dark yet the light shines on the edges. Good lacing all around.

SMELL: Burnt raisins, bread crust, leather, chicory, cocoa powder, dark berries

TASTE: Sweetness upfront, smooth, creamy, medium body, cooked raisins, cocoa nibs, coffee, molasses, modest hopping, warming alcohol, hop bitterness, roasty, semi-astringent, pulling dryness nearly puckers

Love that they use Taza in this brew but I think the nibs really dig in deep and don't let go. It is a good brew all together but the astringent quality gets the better of it.

03-21-2012 04:32:48 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

Had on tap at New World Tavern. Served into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate carbonation, black in color, opaque

Smell: smoky roasted malt and chocolate

Taste: roasted malt, sweet and dark chocolate, a nice smokiness throughout

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: I really liked this beer. This ranks right up there with Cape Cod as the best porter coming out of Massachusetts. The chocolate is a great mix of sweet and bitter. The smoke puts this one over the top. The best offering of what I have had from Slumbrew and certainly one to have again fresh.

01-24-2012 14:01:22 | More by tigg924
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marchnlv

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-10-2012 14:34:34 | More by marchnlv
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-16-2013 03:53:23 | More by doremite
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-08-2013 01:36:28 | More by b2hogan
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-21-2014 01:28:06 | More by kwkdmk
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-01-2013 21:32:11 | More by acurtis
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PopGun

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-18-2012 00:53:59 | More by PopGun
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from 650 ml bottle into snifter

A - dark ruby color, small 1-finger head, long, heavy lacing.

S - Chocolate, coffee, malty flavors with a hint of floral aroma.

T - this is where this beer really ramps up. Along with the chocolate smells that transfer into the taste, I get a sweetness from some dark fruits ( a la a BDSA) that linger till the end. Strong coffee tastes show up as well but everything balances nicely.

M - really nice balance here. Light to medium-bodied with a hint of carbonation. That sweetness is a nice twist to this "porter" and it really surprised me.

O - started slow, but by the end I came away really impressed by this beer. Not sure how "porter" this beer is, but it was a really nice sipper. I would pick this one up again.

05-28-2013 19:58:18 | More by JamesStreet
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

Reddish brown coloured body. Lacey. Roasty aroma. Meets the style with roast, chocolate malt, good malt, some coffee and postum. Some off flavours of mold which could be lactic acid. Reasonable drinkability. Mouthfeel a bit like cereal.Different, though nothing to write home about. Second bottle I tried was much better, fresh from Maine. Was getting much smoother with coffee and acid not prevalent, more chocolate.

06-26-2012 20:10:13 | More by Sammy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-09-2013 04:02:39 | More by WoodBrew
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-05-2014 06:07:39 | More by RyanOooh
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pfrdaly

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

A- very dark. almost black. good amount of head. 1/2 inch.

S- chocolately. sweet. kinda like mexican chocolate. a little spicy.

T-very sweet. very chocolately. dark chocolate to be precise. aftertaste is somewhat like bakers chocolate. spice is like a nutmeg, perhaps.

m- thick, but not in an entirely bad way. doesnt finish very well however. too viscous.

o- its a good porter. flavors are good overall. biggest problem was the aftertaste it left.

12-29-2011 03:41:03 | More by pfrdaly
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-25-2012 18:29:24 | More by Larrydoherty
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2012 22:15:42 | More by snowmaggedon
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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
88 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.