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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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very good

295 Ratings

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

trisweb, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured into an English pint glass. There is a nice black color. There is a light tan, creamy head. Good sticky lacing.

The aroma has a nice dose of chocolate. There is some roasty coffee in the nose as well.

The taste balances nice chocolate malt sweetness in the front with a bitter chocolatey roast filled finish. The bitter chocolate flavor is well integrated here. This is porter delivers what it advertises.

This is medium bodied with nice mellow carbonation.

I really like this. It's a little pricey so I won't revisit often, but it is good.

andrewinski1, Jun 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

mfgreene, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

duff247, Jun 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

Brunobstyle, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
3/5  rDev -24.1%

erlenmeyer, Jun 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

beerschnabs, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Screper, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

vbiliyar, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

cdwil, May 20, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +1.3%

kew, May 19, 2012
Photo of momobono
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%

Holy chocolate porter. Very nicely pairs the cacao nibs with roasted, toasted malt backgrounds. Chocolate is very present in the beginnings of this beer, and it ends dryly after filling your palate with a malt body true to its style. Goes very nicely with some strawberry shortcake, I might add.

momobono, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

hilgart1, May 06, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler, the beer is a very dark brown coloring that is black in its depths and almost auburn around the edges. Aromas of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and cocoa nib are blended into a smooth nose that refrains from being overpowering. Flavors are roasty and slightly smokey, with a solid blending of the bittersweet and creamy chocolate characteristics making up the majority of the palate. The body is smooth and dry, remaining light bodied despite the robust flavors. A bittersweet, slightly creamy aftertaste transitions into a smooth, dark, slightly roasted finish. Strong flavors on an easily manageable body make this a smooth drinker that can overpower in numbers, but remain sessionable if in low quantity. Good, solid brew.

GarthDanielson, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SHCC, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

codon2004, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Rochefort10nh, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Lumpy, slowly receding head. It leaves ample spider-web like lace on the glass. Dark brown liquid where only the dimmest of light shines through.

Smells like mocha with a serious dollop of cream. In the background is some bittering black patent malt.

Nice complexity of dark, bitter chocolate and burnt toast. The finish is surprisingly mild--it's slightly chalky with coffee and cream kicker. The body is on the light side for a porter.

Overall, this is a solid entry. I always give extra points for multiple flavors in a single tasting.

smcolw, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

nh2032, Apr 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Larrydoherty, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Satchboogie, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pamola, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BruceBruce, Apr 16, 2012
Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
88 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.