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Leaning Chimney Porter - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Leaning Chimney Porter
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 12-18-2011)
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Reviews by PrimScrewhead:
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-05-2013 01:13:35 | More by PrimScrewhead
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Virginia

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-19-2014 02:14:32 | More by Doomcifer
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-11-2014 00:58:28 | More by Mark_Robinson
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05-05-2014 14:25:40 | More by discharmingly
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04-16-2014 19:13:01 | More by dental
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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

03-11-2014 19:32:38 | More by pisano
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two-finger head that leaves a blanket of lace on the glass. The color is ruby brown and light passes through...barely.

The smoke is subtle to the nose. The stronger aroma is the deeply toasted crystal malt. No residual sugars that I can detect.

Dry initial taste. I'm not a fan of smoked beers in general, but this one is balanced with a good burnt malt element. There's a hoppy kick at the end, but it's subtle. The smoke lasts throughout but is always in the background.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 01:25:49 | More by smcolw
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer with nice lacing left on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super tight lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smokey, roasted, chocolate, toffee, caramel, bready malts, and old ale smell.

Taste: Definitely a chimney. Smoked malts are a bit overbearing of the other porter flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, smokey bitterness low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: A good porter, but would have been more enjoyable and tastier with less smoked malts. I feel the beer would have been more balanced that way.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 02:53:12 | More by Flounder57
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the one pint can. Sampled on February 1, 2014.

The pour is a deep dark brown to nearly black with a long lasting silky mocha head. It is the way I like my Porters to look.

The aroma is slightly smoked like smoked cheddar cheese, some milk chocolate, and little to no hop character.

The body is very creamy and well above medium.

The taste brings out the milk chocolate a bit more so than the smoke suggests on the nose. A slight bitterness from hops that you can taste but not really smell. Dry finish. Nice.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 02:29:11 | More by puboflyons
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Maine

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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sixteen oz. tallboy can...

Poured into a pint glass a bit too aggressively. Massive foamy head, thankfully fell quickly to a thin cap that laced fairly well.

Appearance was a chocolate color with reddish hues. Nice enough looking, pretty typical.

Aroma was very faint smoke, roasted coffee notes. Slight bit of chocolate aroma. Sweetness comes through. Not a particularly strong aroma overall.

Good tasting beer, nothing overwhelming or one-dimensional. Quite earthy, laid back on the coffee, a little heavy on the bitterness but not unpleasant. Some sweetness comes through, and almost a salty taste - mineral-like.

It was fairly smooth and creamy, carbonated just enough to be lively. Smooth, but a little thin.

Overall a good beer to have at a good price. Solid offering that I will keep around - nice to have in the 16 ounce cans. Pretty easy drinking, and guests enjoyed it, nothing spectacular but I don't think it is supposed to be, either. A good brew.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 16:03:25 | More by LeRose
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

yay tall boy cans. Figured this would be a good one to kick off the big Sunday, Bruins current'y playing against Chicago in rematch from Stanley Cup, and Patriots are playing the Broncos in a couple hours. A beer from Rhode Island to start.

Pours a huge 2.5 finger head rich and creamy looking, a little fluffy and tan color fades at a med pace but leaves nice messy lacing, very dark beer with very little light sneaking through the thin parts.

Nose brings a nice mocha right off, dusty cocoa and a nice creamy chocolate, with a decent smokey aroma, a light smoke with hint of an earthy peat smoke, but nothing big, plenty of caramel and lots of vanilla too.

Taste starts with smoking wood, a big toasted oak chip smoke flavor but not very smokey, more like the flavor of the toasting oak chip itself, and a mild but sharp earthy peat smoke flavor. Then more of the mocha and cocoa, a little creamy chocolate, rich chocolate, light dusted cocoa and some caramel, a bit of vanilla too. Some slight earthy hops with mild to fair bitterness, and hint of a roasty malt, and hint of melting chocolate. Finish dries a bit and gets a ramp of bitterness, more earthy hops and a little bitter tannin from the roasty smoked malt characters, bit more of the peat smoke starts to get pretty peaty now, with a hint of porter toasted dark malts.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice dark malts with plenty of mocha chocolate, some caramel and vanilla, nice peat smoke that brings some earthy smoke characters without being overly smokey or peaty or tannic. Enjoyable.

Serving type: can

01-19-2014 19:08:51 | More by jlindros
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep brown nearly black, with three fingers of fluffy khaki head that fades to a chunky off-white lace on the sides of a monic pint glass.

S: Some smoke and roast, black coffee and nice chocolate as well. A bit of earth as well but mostly sweetness.

T: A great chocolate flavor and roast up front with some earthy tastes and hints of smoke, but not a ton.

M: Lightish bodied with a nice creamy texture, easy drinking and real smooth.

O: A nice solid easy drinking porter from my home state. Took me way too long to try this but I'm glad I did. The smoke is present but not at all the major player which I like.

Serving type: can

01-13-2014 02:32:31 | More by Mikecap
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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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nmann08

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-14-2013 02:25:41 | More by nmann08
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-12-2013 03:40:09 | More by tenacioustomato
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-28-2013 02:45:40 | More by firedwarftj
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im sampling a cellar temp pint can poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a rich dark chocolate brown hue with large fluffy tan head that fills up 4 cm of the glass and causes me to pause even with a gentle pour.
The head fades slowly but remains a sturdy edge layer and wispy surface layer. Some foam clings on the glass creating tight lattice as I sample.
Aroma is roasted malt and a bit of dark cocoa with just hints of some burnt wood.
First sip reveals a silky smooth texture with mild spacious carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt and some burnt wood, cocoa nibs and a bit of bitter bite, not hops but from burnt malt maybe.
The beer is very easy to drink and shows no signs of ABV.
A straightforward porter that is well crafted, not a campfire special, but hints of smoke to introduce the style.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 03:42:40 | More by sulldaddy
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Leaning Chimney Porter from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.