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Old Tom Porter - Piney River Brewing Co.

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Old Tom PorterOld Tom Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 17.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dense black beard, brilliant plumage, reverberating gobble--Old Tom is notorious for haunting the Ozark hills. He's a prize gobbler with the wisdom to stay just out of reach. Our handcrafted porter is also memorable, but it's one Old Tom that won't get away.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 04-08-2012)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dozier77:
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

02-12-2014 15:46:47 | More by dozier77
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

05-26-2014 22:01:38 | More by hooliganlife
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markcp

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-03-2013 19:32:59 | More by markcp
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

Picked this up a Macadoodles in Jane, MO

Pours chestnut with 3 fingers of tan head. One of the least black porters I've seen in a while.
Average head retention & above average lacing

S: Roastyness & brown bread

T: Follows the nose, some chicory up front as well, a bit of dryness as well. Roastyness, along with a bit of black cherry, dryness from woody hops & dryness as this warms, just a hint iron lingers at the back of the throat. Finishes with coffee notes, roastyness, carob & dryness

Medium bodied, fairly creamy, thins out some as it warms

A soild, easy-drinking American Porter. All canned offerings from these guys have been on point. Give'em a try...

09-13-2012 00:46:36 | More by russpowell
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

08-07-2014 14:14:14 | More by JT99125
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours to a thinnish beige head that persists and laces a bit and clear dark brown color similar to Dr Pepper. Aroma is full of black malt, chocolate malt, slightly fruity yeast esters and a touch of vanilla beans. Flavor is roasty, rich with malt character, and nicely balanced by earthy hops. Very much an English style with none of the American flavor signatures such as loud PNW hops or strong alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and CO2 is spot on for style. I really like this porter. I like it when US brewers can make authentic British ales without Yank-ifying them. It is nice to get them fresh and local as opposed to stale imports. I'm beginning to really appreciate Piney River. Glad we get their beers in South AR. I hope they distribute to OK if they don't already because that's where I'm moving next month.

05-09-2014 23:59:25 | More by EagleTalon
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Dieck

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

08-29-2012 19:45:44 | More by Dieck
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-24-2013 16:34:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-18-2014 22:31:36 | More by c-rum
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rtrasr

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-25-2013 01:16:46 | More by rtrasr
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amart80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-18-2012 21:55:51 | More by amart80
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

2/5  rDev -47.5%

08-07-2014 00:17:05 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger,light brown head of foam. It left sudsy light brown lace on the glass.

S - It smelled roasty with some caramel and toffee notes.

T - It tasted of bitterness with a strong roasted malt character. Some toffee and caramel add some sweetness and balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice porter. I really like what Piney Rive is making.

04-08-2012 01:51:59 | More by zeff80
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

01-08-2014 21:00:30 | More by Boone757
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-25-2013 21:54:47 | More by Adamostella
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Pours a dark chocolate with a slow to form 1 finger tan head. Very very good head retention and nice lacing

S - Aromas of roasted coffee beans and chocolate nice aroma but simple. Fairly sweet aroma

T - Excellent flavor. Mainly chocolate, coffee and a mild toffee. It does finish with a nice hint of smokiness. Well balanced. Sweet upfront with a bitter finish

M - Very fizzy and creamy in the mouth. Medium body with a slight burn.

O - A well done porter. Great flavor and easy drinking. Slight burn but an enjoyable one. I have had several of Piney's beers and they have all been very good so far. Nothing over the top but good sessionable beers

07-10-2014 18:34:17 | More by Goosehunter75
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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2/5  rDev -47.5%

04-26-2014 18:21:35 | More by Anvilfarm
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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Wandano

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

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Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-19-2014 23:10:58 | More by Weas
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 20:00:27 | More by thufflife
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aljskelton

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-22-2014 14:44:44 | More by aljskelton
Old Tom Porter from Piney River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.