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3 Picket Porter - Crooked Fence Brewing

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very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-05-2012)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 28, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured an almost pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of tan head. Random spots of below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention.

Smelled dark chocolate, cocoa, faint coffee, fudge and chocolate milk. That’s about it.

Tasted like a darker, earthier version of the smell. Got cocoa, chocolate, dark fudge, chocolate milk and just a smidge of coffee notes.

Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

A decent porter. It had some moments. I’d try it again.

Serving type: can

12-29-2013 05:46:47 | More by BucannonXC5
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S: Good chocolate along with mild dark fruits. Creamy and sweet. Hint of burnt toast.

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Smell is good. Not overly strong but there is some coffee coming through on a low level. Look dark as in black. A little head that ends up ringing the tumbler glass I am drinking out of. I expected more head. Ok considerable more head wanted. Taste is light on the coffee with earth tones showing throug on the nose. . Maybe a little coriander on the tail end Feel. Co2 yeah. Alot of it. This effected the taste and lead to a stomach ache after five drinks. The feel is killing this beer for me. Overall. Not in my top 10 porters but will stay on my drink list since it is a decent porter and local

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22oz bomber from Boise's newest bottling brewery, poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Dark and nearly opaque, really don't get a ton of light through this one but there is ruby red highlights...minimal head from an aggressive pour, though carbonation seems good.

S: Malt, subtle roastiness, nutty earthy notes, light fruit notes from a yeast ester I'm guessing, hints of chocolate and hops.

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Short lasting dark tan head leaves little in the way of a cap, but somehow decent lacing shows for the entire glass. The brew isn't exactly black... instead a deeeep dark brown that only shows its clarity when held to a light.

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3 Picket Porter from Crooked Fence Brewing
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