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PM Porter - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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PM PorterPM Porter

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 106
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 07-04-2005

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
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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 106
Reviews by aristeros:
Photo of aristeros
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at BJ's Brewhouse in El Paso TX, served in a pint glass.

The beer is black, with ruby highlights on the edges. The nitro gives her a nice, two-finger fluffy white head with good retention and some lacing. The nose is strong coffee with sweet cream, and light biscuit.

Super-creamy texture was the first thing I noticed upon taking a sip. There are big roast flavors--chocolate, espresso--and a moderate alcohol back. Heavier body, slightly bitter finish.

This beer is superior to the Tatonka Stout they make, though similar to it. The nitro helps for a nice head and improves the texture. (599 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (311 characters)

Photo of jamesmk48
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynch800
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

With the tag line of "robust dark ale," I was surprised how smooth it was. Very Guinness-esque. Not what I expected but not bad. (128 characters)

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (253 characters)

Photo of ananddullabh
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Backlash209
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of nyrblue2
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of gabe89
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Felipe_Lovio
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of theopholis
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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. (976 characters)

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Geoffq
4.63/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice complex texture good notes (31 characters)

Photo of Michael_Stribling
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (467 characters)

Photo of bcarrigg90
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BIGJoe611
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Duoglass
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerne
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tubeyes
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of kuykendall
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (343 characters)

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PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.