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Ponderosa Porter - Wild Woods Brewery

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Ponderosa Porter
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Woods Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexipa on 10-28-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alexipa:
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a red hue if held to light. Very little head, some lacing.

S: Caramel and malts, can detect some rye. Definitely lots of vanilla in here.

T: Lots and lots of vanilla. The rye provides a nice back-end bite and the oak is somewhat detectable as well. I'm mostly getting vanilla and caramel flavors.

M: Creamy smooth and perfectly carbonated. Goes down way too easily with no heat to speak of.

O: I'm a huge fan of this beer and its up-front vanilla. This is one of the best porters I've ever had.

alexipa, Oct 28, 2012
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Ponderosa Porter from Wild Woods Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.