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3 Picket Porter - Crooked Fence Brewing

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3 Picket Porter3 Picket Porter

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 39
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 29.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-05-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 39
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of isualum12
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at alefort on tap. same notes:

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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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up today at the COOP ... Don't remember the price, but it wasn't too expensive for a 22. Poured into my small CC goblet.

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.

Nose is pretty good.... a nice mix of chocolate and light toasty maltiness... whaffs of smoke show when swirled and I am concentrating. Hops are there as a backbone, but I can't really discern much more than their light presence.

Good flavor packed into a smaller ABV porter... more cocoa and black malt than the nose led me to believe... there seems to be a touch of dry dark caramel essence... pretty clean... again the hops are more of a bitter balance... not getting much in the way of real hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is bigger than a normal 5.5 ... like some oats or maybe a bit of rye was thrown into the mix. Carbonation is light but certainly within style guidelines.

I am surprised... I normally don't care for standard porters... but I liked this one quite a bit... sessionable even.


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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.36/5  rDev -35.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown pour with a big fluffy light brown head. Moderate lacing but decent head retention.

S: Good chocolate along with mild dark fruits. Creamy and sweet. Hint of burnt toast.

T: Some bitter smoke and char, mixed with sweet chocolate. Nice combination. As the sweetness fades it turns much bitter and acrid with the smoke/char combination as they stand alone.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Nice, especially for 5.5%.

O: Overall, not a bad porter. Fairly smoky but mostly covered up. Nice chocolate flavor, especially initially. Best part is easily the mouthfeel, very smooth and it goes down so easily.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.9/5  rDev -21%

Pours dark black with a leather head. Smooth mouth feel with roasted malt aroma. Some coffee and brown sugar tastes come through okay, but the soy sauce bitterness overtakes the porter and overdoes it IMO. Not my favorite porter out there.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is very roasty with a moderate showing of a coffee smell mixed within. Along with these smells comes some notes of crème and a bit of smoke.

Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have let on, with a drier roasty taste. As the taste advances from the start some light grainy and yeasty tastes work their way onto the tongue. All the while a hint of caramel and some smoke and char work their way onto the tongue as well. There is a coffee flavor which starts to develop after the initial tastes, with this flavor soon fading later on more toward the end. With more smoke and a loss of the caramel, one is left with a drier and roasty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and more watery side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style it was not really all that great as it took away from the dark and smokier tastes of the brew.

Overall – Other than the feel the porter was rather nice for a dry roasty porter. And with the abv. of only 5.5 % it makes it a bit more manageable for a good autumn football brew.

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3 Picket Porter from Crooked Fence Brewing
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