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PM Porter - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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PM Porter
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This award-winning dark ale is surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Caramel, molasses and chocolate flavors fill the palate. Its sweet start is perfectly balanced by a roasted dry finish. Nitrogen-conditioned.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 07-04-2005)
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Reviews by AdamBear:
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2.38/5  rDev -32%

A-dark brown, a lot of tan head, waterfall effect

S-very sweet smelling. molasses is noticeable but not strong, fairly disappointing for a porter.

T-very watery with some chocolate hints in the after-taste. more of a stout than porter. this is one disappointing beer

M-just watery all the way through, very low carbonation

D-as bad as it is, the drinkability for some reason could be worse. its not completely disgusting and once you get past the fact its a sad beer, it can go down easily

10-18-2010 01:12:30 | More by AdamBear
More User Reviews:
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3.05/5  rDev -12.9%

On tap at the Plano, Texas location.

The beer pour a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well as some light smoke. The smoke is more intense in the flavor, where there is also some chocolate and roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

12-12-2011 06:06:43 | More by Mora2000
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-08-2012 10:30:17 | More by MrVonzipper
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

Enjoyed on tap at the Glendale location. Opaque black with a white head, thick, lacey. Subtle roast aroma.Creamy coffee makes this a good mouthfeel, and brings out the coffee an the graininess. Mollasses and chocolate as well. This batch rated 6.4% abv.

02-08-2010 00:56:10 | More by Sammy
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

09-05-2012 00:04:51 | More by Backlash209
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

09-05-2013 17:18:54 | More by nyrblue2
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4.43/5  rDev +26.6%

Consumed at the Canoga Park BJ's.

Appearance- Body is deep, dark, opaque dark brown or black. Looks blacker than Bill Gate's heart. The head is afrothy, long lasting light brown that leaves behind a very nice lacing.

Aroma- The aroma is predominately roasted coffee with a bit of astringent roast malt and just a hint of dark chocolate. Of course, no hoppy aroma.

Taste- Lots of roasted malt with coffee over-tones. Some malt sweetness hiding in the back, but you really have to look for it. It also has a light taste of dark chocolate. The taste really is quite good.

Mouthfeel- Body is rather heavy. the carbonation is very tight. This combiniation gives you a very nice creaminess that makes it very smooth to drink. The mouthfeel alone makes this beer worth trying.

Drinkability- This is really well done and again is a very impressive beer. It's not the best porter I've had, but it's likely the best porter you're likely to find on tap outside of the UK.

05-12-2007 19:10:43 | More by theopholis
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-30-2014 04:20:15 | More by Rod_J
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

12-12-2013 02:10:13 | More by beaverapproved
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

05-03-2013 19:48:47 | More by Michael_Stribling
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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

This beer is a dark brown color with ruby highlights around the edges. Has a nitro-creamy light beige head with excellent lacing and retention.

I smell dried moss, peat, unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Nose is pretty sparse, but fresh.

Earthy, peaty and chocolate flavors abound! Somewhat watery and thin. Was not too sure of this one after a sip or two, but it seems to be growing on me quite a bit. A decent beer, worth trying when making a visit to BJ's.

10-29-2008 04:45:49 | More by twiggamortis420
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-14-2013 00:03:24 | More by Kerne
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-01-2014 22:50:31 | More by suckaj
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

This beer is first thought to be so dark its black, but on further inspection it is actully a very deep amber. The head is white and frothy, and the mouth feel is smooth. I like this beer mainly because it's after taste is much more mild than most porter's I have tried. As far as drinkability, this is will be on my list to continue to enjoy.

12-31-2005 02:53:09 | More by kuykendall
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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-06-2014 19:45:35 | More by bmaxtothemax
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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

04-23-2012 16:09:44 | More by tfsimpkins
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New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2014 03:35:57 | More by wisegreensoul
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4.47/5  rDev +27.7%

this is a beer that made me start to love beer. it is nice to now come back after I have developed my taste.

poured a dark brow with intense ruby highlights. amazing creamy one finger tan head. lacing is unbelievable. the lacing hangs on like a damn titanic survivor.

smell is rich and malty. full of coffee goodness and hints of chocolate.

taste is awesome. a very full flavored beer. rich roasted coffee and malts. rich, creamy.

mouthfeel=sexy. very smooth. to the point of being silky. medium carbonation. awesome beer.

as an experement I just pounded back one, there was a thick lacing from top to bottom of the glass that reminded me of a milkshake. great beer

09-21-2008 07:07:49 | More by Mauerhan
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4.2/5  rDev +20%

This might be my favorite of the B.J's brews. very dark brown with a reddish tint. A very dense head that retained well and left loads of lace around my pint glass. it had a sweet roasted smell. The taste was of sweet coffee and roasted malts along with the usual chocolate flavors. the finish was dry with hint of bitterness.

06-16-2008 20:47:20 | More by baseballrock
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-23-2014 06:01:43 | More by KevMo84
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%

Had on tap at the BJ's in El Paso, TX.

A: Served avertually black with a good two finger head that lasted quite a while and lots of lacing throughout.

S; Has a mild roasted malt aroma with a good bit of sweetness mixed in.

T: Taste is a mixture of coffee, toffee and a hint of chocolate. Fairly clean finish.

F: Full body, very cream and smooth. Very well balanced.Goes down very easy.

O: Excellent porter. At first I thought they had served me the Stout by mistake. This is a lot more enjoyable than than most of the beers they serve. Well worth a try.

05-16-2011 02:02:37 | More by soju6
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 15:57:28 | More by SocalKicks
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-22-2013 04:22:29 | More by DillanWeems
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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

Brought to the table with a nice 1/2 inch head to go with a dark, creamy looking body. Smells of roasted or chocolate malt with just the slightest hop aroma. Tastes mostly of dark malts. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than I expected, perhaps due to the nitro tap. Drinkability was fair.

04-10-2009 06:42:21 | More by merryjoulton
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-12-2013 17:13:30 | More by n00blar
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PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
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