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Black Diamond Porter - J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 13.12%
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 11-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 4
Reviews by beveragecaptain:
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2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

J.T. Whitney's porter pours out black with no head. Weak aroma of chocolate and cardboard. Maybe a hint of hop aroma. The flavor starts off with some chocolate and vanilla flavors. I expected some bitter, roasty flavors to come in, but they never did. Instead, there's nothing but a weird cardboard flavor that I find in many of J.T. Whitney's beers. Mouthfeel is thin. The carbonation was low, nearly flat. This is a pretty disappointing beer. It lacks any bitter flavors and the off-flavors are distracting. Not something I'll try again.

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3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lovely cascading black body out of the cask. Forms a mousse-like head that never really fades.
Faint vapors of dark malts on the nose. Touches of floral hops.
Taste is dominated by a vanilla-tinged carmel sweetness. Powdery chocolate and earthy, chalky tones enter by the midway point. Somewhat woody as well. Turns mushy by the final corner, and ends with a dash of soggy floral hops.
This one could not go the distance and ended quite weakly. Pleasant tasting up front, but failed to produce any of the roasted tones I expect.
Big, fluffy body out of the cask, but the lack of any malt heft becomes appearant. Relatively thin.
Worthwhile when on cask, otherwise, I imagine this would be totally forgettable.

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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

J.T.Whitney's Black Diamond Stout delivers a black body beneath a creamy tan cap that lasts pretty well and leaves some good lacing about the glass. The nose offers generic dark malts with a dull roastiness and some chocolate. Hints of floral and grassy hops appear here and there in the background. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation. The flavor is mainly malt with chocolatey notes and a roasty edge over a caramel underbelly. It's ashy, more than charred. Very little hop flavor works its way through. It's OK, but muddled. Or should I say murky. Kind of like an Irish stout in many ways (I'm thinking Murphy's or Beamish, not Guinness). Hmmm.... It finishes dry and roasty. Drinkable. Not a head-turned, but accessible and serviceable.

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3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Very pretty, dark brew with a firm, retentive head and good lacing.

Sweet malt aroma with a hint of coffee. Very nice, firm malt taste with a slight floral hint only no follow-through. Pretty weak flavored for a porter, actually. The body was dissapointingly thin, too, though it might have been due in part to the fact that this beer was served so damn cold. Went down smooth.

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Black Diamond Porter from J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
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