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The Time Traveler - Gigantic Brewing Company

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The Time Traveler
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85
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 02-18-2013)
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour. The nose has big, delicious chocolate notes. Hard to smell much more than that. It tastes like a well-made porter. Lots of roasty coffee/chocolate flavours, and a good bitter, earthy finish. It's dry and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 22:08:34 | More by CookstLiquor
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VanKieft

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.9%

03-22-2014 20:32:25 | More by VanKieft
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Kelp

New Hampshire

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-19-2013 00:43:15 | More by Jason
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown-to-black coloring with chestnut highlights and a thick, dense, frothy, foamy, light tan head that slowly settles and clings to the glass as it retreats. Aromas of chocolate, both milk and bittersweet/baker's, with a touch of mocha coffee and some roasted notes. Great, inviting nose. Flavors are roast forward, with chocolate notes in the forefront, as well, providing a good, rich blend. Bittersweet carries throughout, with an earthy and roasty overtone. Light, slightly effervesced body keeps things crisp and refreshing, not allowing the richness to lull you into a hibernative state. The aftertaste is roasty and bittersweet chocolate, with a dry, clean finish. Solid brew, and with a lean towards the chocolate, which hits me right in my sweet tooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:05:24 | More by GarthDanielson
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-15-2013 06:55:39 | More by bernat1971
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Texas

3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Lightly chilled 22 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling or best-by date.

Look- Clear deep brown with three fingers of toasted marshmallow head. Very nice lacing.

Smell- Very interesting, unique aroma. Reminds me of beech nuts and root beer. Very appealing. Dark nougat and rum balls.

Taste- On the first sip, I almost spit this out. Thankfully, I gave it a bit and it grew on me- I'd definitely let this one hit room temp or near before imbibing. Started with a harsh, ashy, metallic flavor that mellowed out as it fell flat and warmed up a bit. After a half hour or so, some nicer flavors emerge- dry dates, heavily toasted graham cracker, strong nuttiness. Light, crisp black tea bittering cleans it up at the end. Overall-decent.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, smooth, juicy feel with a roasty bite. Mild coating, Dry-ish finish, goes down easy once it warms a bit.

Overall- Not quite sure what to make of it- pretty off-putting to start with, but it grew on me. More good than bad, but I'd probably avoid it if I saw it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 07:01:49 | More by Lawl3ss
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Oregon

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Hobbit

Oregon

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twelveinches

Washington

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-06-2013 23:20:57 | More by bluckbeyes
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mondiale 2013. A very good porter. Black with almost no head, yet a lace trail. A tasty hoppy porter, nicely roasted, with good drinkability. Chocolate malt, caramel, and not overly sweet rather well balanced.Middling mouthfeel.One of my favourites over this fest.

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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2013 19:40:59 | More by BeerOps
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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kevanb

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into a Gigantic tulip.

The beer pours a nice black color, touches of cola brown with a fizzy khaki head that dissipates quickly leaving a slight film atop the beer with minimal lace. The aroma is of lightly roasted coffee, dark chocolate and soft and sweet coffee malt, fairly simple and very straightforward. The flavors are very simple, bitter coffee roast, slightly toasted grain, touches of chocolate and just a smidge of fruit at the finish. The body is a little lighter with crisp carbonation and an easy finish that does get a touch abrasive from the carbonation.

Verdict: Simple, straightforward, not intimidating and rather light. This is my first experience with Gigantic and while this wasn't a home run, I'd still be very interested in sampling more of their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

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British Columbia (Canada)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Near black pour, minimal near finger of tan head, fairly good retention and decent lacing. High roast, with almost burnt malt note. A Belgian dry chocolate nose, with faint bitterness and sweet nutty toffee. The taste is dominated by a dark Belgian chocolate with a dash of toffee, a stark roasted note and a hint of smoke. Finishes with a tinge of espresso bitterness. Body is medium, somewhat creamy and smooth. ABV is lower, so it feel mostly appropriate. Overall, it's pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

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The Time Traveler from Gigantic Brewing Company
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