Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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Reviews by farrago:
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A big pour will get you just about two fingers of deep brown foam, so-so density, dimples and bubbles off at a good pace, looks whipped up, the lacing is more splotches than streaks. The liquid is black and opaque, more like filmy, cloudy than block of onyx, browner rims and you can see about as much carbonation as could be expected given the circumstances. The nose has a soft roastiness but more so like firm chocolate, mocha to vanilla fudge notes, the cherry, blackberry fruit wafts in and out, croissants or other flaky dough stuff, baking spices, sweet nuts, just easygoing and unassuming, you’d be relieved to be seated next to it at a dinner among strangers. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied, firm and possessed of a moderate creaminess. The roast elevates a notch, coffee to bitter dark chocolate. Still, caramel, vanilla bean soften the edges. Muted dark fruits, sweet doughiness, hazelnut, has it but minimizes the metallic, mineral water dimension. Has fullness through the finish which many beers in this category lack. No complaints, your verdict will depend on whether you are looking for reasons to like it or dismiss it.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 23:59:49 | More by farrago
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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.