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Green Flash Park West Porter - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Park West Porter
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 36
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2010

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 36
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

Dark brown, nearly black, with a large dark brown head that leaves spots and irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Aroma is simple but expressive and nice: roasted malt and mild coffee.

The flavor follows that aroma: simple but full of flavor. Roasted malts, mild coffee, and some bittersweet chocolate combine nicely with a low level of bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

Solid porter, since renamed Park West Porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rose & Crown.

Pours darkest brown with a small tannish head and average retention.

Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee.

Fairly standard flavor as well, but above average in quality. Roasty and chocolatey for the most part.

Medium-bodied for they style with good carbonation.

A solid beer from Green Flash, although they have not wowed me in awhile.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown into a pint glass with some bright ruby highlights. Half an inch of light tan foam lingers moderately and offers some decent lacing.

Nose is light with some roasted malt and a hint of cocoa. Rather simple and straightforward and expanding a bit with warming yet never really grasping in any way.

Taste follows with light malt notes and is rather like a brown ale in character. Finish is watery and brief initially though it does gather some character as it warms to the appropriate temperature. Yet like the nose remains decent though subdued. A bit dry and bitter with warming yet never offering anything more than ho-hum drinkability. Overall a decent though unexciting porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Green Flash

A: The pour is a dark brown color with about a finger's worth of light tan head.

S: The nose is full of roasted malts along with notes of coffee and perhaps some bitter chocolate.

T: The flavors pick up where the nose leaves off with lots of roast and coffee notes. The chocolate flavor is subtle, but it is there, along with a bit of bitterness and a slight dryness.

M: The body is medium and quite nice for a beer that's only 5.8%. The carbonation is moderate, but tingly.

D: The beer is a bit one dimensional, but it is still flavorful and a nice change from the usual barrage of hops that you get from Green Flash.

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

And finally, the porter. i skipped other beers but had to close with a contrast to the array of IPA-BIPA-IIPA styles i had come up to so far.

They even tried to fool me at first with this translucent, orange toned fluid the waitress claimed was the porter. "this is TOO CLEAR to be a porter" i refuted. she took it back and i overheard the bartender at the-- well the bar of course- "well that's not the porter" and he changed it. for the porter indeed.

A dark dusty bodied mass of water. nice looking, very faithful to the style. small tannish head. nothing special. smell is of roasted malt, smoewhat linked to this toast coffee scent....i may just have drifted a bit. in general, it is also sweeter feeling (and tasting) than your average porter. which is a good thing no doubt.

And yes, the taste was malty at first and for over the first half. the bitter feel only jumps in at the end and isn't overwhelming or even fighsty at all. rather just *there*, harmlessly complementing a well balanced beer.

by no means the best GF i had, but she stands a decent pounding. and yes that was a lousy joke.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark and hoppy brew. Not quite black. A modest head with nice lacing in the big snifter. Quite spritzy in the mouth.

Some malty, chestnut flavors. Light bodied and surprisingly bitter. A little underbalanced for the watery body and overhopped taste. Winey and intense. A hint of caramel in the nose. Grainy, with a bitter aftertaste. Quite dry.

Not bad at first sip, but kind of overly austere and unfriendly after a while. On tap at Leroy's Kitchen in Coronado.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty and very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with glints of red. A taupe head disappears as quickly as it develops. Coffee up front on the nose with a note or two of coconut. Light bodied mouthfeel for the style. Dark chocolate with some cherries late. Very smooth finish. Solid.

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ the Green Flash Brewery

A - Poured a black color with a thin tan head that fades to a ring quickly

S - Is of roasted malt that give off strong coffee scents

T - Follows the nose with roasted malt with strong coffee flavors

M - This beer has a thin body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a very enjoyable beer its very easy to drink with its good taste I could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting its worth keeping your eyes open to grab a pint of this one

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Green Flash Park West Porter from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.