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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

289 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
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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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-04-2012 01:46:42 | More by erlenmeyer
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beerschnabs


1/5  rDev -74.7%

06-03-2012 02:59:46 | More by beerschnabs
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-02-2012 13:31:31 | More by HEADYdb
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-26-2012 11:57:44 | More by Screper
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-22-2012 03:24:36 | More by vbiliyar
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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-20-2012 13:25:02 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-19-2012 19:56:07 | More by kew
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momobono

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

05-10-2012 04:57:39 | More by momobono
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-06-2012 13:56:06 | More by hilgart1
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2%

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.

05-03-2012 21:29:23 | More by GarthDanielson
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-03-2012 03:37:59 | More by SHCC
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-30-2012 01:42:02 | More by codon2004
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-30-2012 00:19:46 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +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.

04-28-2012 23:26:41 | More by smcolw
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-28-2012 23:25:08 | More by nh2032
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2012 12:30:40 | More by Satchboogie
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Pamola

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

04-17-2012 21:57:37 | More by Pamola
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BruceBruce

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-16-2012 17:41:31 | More by BruceBruce
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-10-2012 21:50:01 | More by wagenvolks
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dsensale

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +22%

22 ounce bottle poured into a goblet. It pours nice and dark with a caramel colored head.

Smokey aroma with a hint of chocolate.

This beer is delicious. The chocolate is very noticeable without overtaking the beer. Bonus points for sourcing the chocolate locally from another Somerville company - Taza Chocolate.

This beer quickly became one of my favorite beers, and with year round availability, I'm sure it will be heavy in my rotation of beers.

04-10-2012 13:36:13 | More by dsensale
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

A: A dark brown pour with a large dense light brown head adorning it. Retention is excellent, fades ever so slowly. Leaves big thick lines of lacing on the glass.

S: Wonderful chocolate aroma. I get both milk chocolate and some bitter baker's chocolate too. Surprising amount of bitter coffee to go with it too. Some caramel mixed in there.

T: Loads of chocolate and coffee up front. Coffee almost overpowers the chocolate, very prevalent. Fades out a bit into some roasted malt and caramel. Just a touch of smoke. Chocolate really comes to the forefront once it's fully warmed.

M: Smooth, creamy and medium bodied.

O: Very nice porter. Not as thin as some, and not as smokey as a lot can be (especially English style porters). Big hits of chocolate and coffee, definitely a must-have for lovers of one or the other.

04-10-2012 04:22:28 | More by Dope
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gwalson

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%

Slumbrew tends to concentrate on one particular ingredient of their beer. In this case, the "secret" ingredient is Taza Chocolate Nibs, which are used like dry hops; the beer is conditioned over a pile of these pre-chocolate bits of the cocoa bean. The beer is dark, and has the slightly bitter taste of a typical porter. You smell the chocolate essence and taste it almost in the background. This is not a chocolate beer; just a very tasty porter.

04-07-2012 15:34:50 | More by gwalson
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server222

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-28-2012 03:05:16 | More by server222
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Mick-e-d


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-25-2012 16:36:16 | More by Mick-e-d
Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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