Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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1.68/5 rDev -57.5%
This beer was an awful mess. I was really looking forward to this based on the reviews, but it was terrible. The nose started out ok with a good smattering of English hops, but it really didn't go anywhere from there. No roast and no chocolate. Meh, maybe it tastes better....NOPE. lots more English hops with a thin chalky body leaves a tea like medicinal taste in your mouth.
This turned out to be one of only a few beers I've had to drain pour. I tried to drink it but it just got nastier and nastier. My buddy dumped his glass too. Maybe it was a bad bottle, I can't believe so many reviews could be so far off.
03-18-2012 15:46:54 | More by sentomaster
3.1/5 rDev -21.5%
Another beer I found on my Cape Cod vacation and perhaps my least favorite from the haul. The reason for that is that it came off as pretty thin in a lot of the reviewing points.
The nicest thing about this beer is its appearance in the glass. A rich, luscious, tan head rises to almost a full inch and, if you swirl it around a little, it will leave a coating on the sides of the glass. Unfortunately this does not translate into lacing.
Vinous booze dominate the nose with some vanilla and chocolate coming out as the beer warms up. But you have to work to get at the aroma as it's not very strong. You also need to work to drag out the flavors, as they're a bit thin. The vinousness continues on the tongue during the aftertaste, dragging some cocoa along with it. But the dominating element on the tongue is a burnt malt flavor.
The most disappointing thing I found with this beer was the thinness of the body. It bordered on watery and somehow still managed to throw some unwanted ash at you. If I were to guess, I'd say that last was residual from the cocoa.
07-04-2012 19:38:09 | More by Naugros
3.31/5 rDev -16.2%
A: Dark otter brown pour is a pitch black in the vessel. A frothy khaki-bronze head is a solid inch with a nice rate of stickage and retention.
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.
O: Overall a decent start, just the finish ruins it for me with a bit of starchy chocolate and alochol which hurts the drinkability factor and refill desire. C+ drink at best, dont expect much more beyond that.
03-13-2014 23:55:48 | More by beerthulhu
3.34/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
06-12-2014 14:03:53 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.35/5 rDev -15.2%
Pours dark brown with a bubbly cream colored head. Some slight retention, and some surprising lace.
Some good dark roasted malt, some charred notes and a decent coffee aroma.
Disappointed here. Nice dark roasted malt up front, which actually has a little creaminess to it. Then a true earthy bitterness follows. Some scorched coffee, a touch of dark bread, and the long earthy bitterness again. I kinda get the nibs, but in the end, I find this type of bitterness, which is rather overbearing, quite unpleasant. I poured a pint, drank about 2/3, and dumped everything in the the glass and the remainder in the bottle.
Decent mouthfeel. Right amount of carbonation.
Overall, I recognize that there are many factors that play into the quality of a beer. Taste is probably the most important. I did not like the flavors coming out of this one. Well made beer, good quality, just not for my palate.
02-13-2012 13:50:28 | More by OtherShoe2
Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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