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PM Porter - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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PM Porter
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80
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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Sammy

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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-10-2012 14:00:51 | More by t0rin0
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-29-2012 10:28:45 | More by Texasfan549
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 15:57:28 | More by SocalKicks
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Mora2000

Texas

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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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.3%

This beer has a frothy, long lasting light brown head that sits atop a deep brown, approaching black, colored beer. There is a hint of ruby highlights when the beer is held up to the light. The aroma has a full, bright nose of roasted coffee, with a bit of astringent roast malt and a finish of bright fruit (raisin, cherry and fig being most noticeable). The taste is soft and creamy with a full malty sweetness to it. This beer is fruity up front with notes of raisin and fig, but then finishes with a solid, yet in no way overwhelming, roast malt character reminiscent of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. This beer is fairly light on the palate even though it has a certain milk chocolate like creaminess to it. I am really impressed with the balance this beer strikes between the soft fruitiness, the full caramel maltiness and the light roast character. This is really well done and again is a very impressive beer. This is a really nice Porter all around.

07-04-2005 04:30:26 | More by Gueuzedude
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 03:42:52 | More by MarkyMOD
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beernads

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -64.3%

04-10-2013 09:15:08 | More by beernads
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2012 03:55:17 | More by dmorgan310
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

Sample at the Columbus location. This beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a dense light tan head that has good retention. Spotty lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma with some coffee and nutty notes. Medium-bodied with a toasted malt and coffee flavor, as well as a bit of chocolate. The finish is dry and roasty with a mild hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

10-05-2007 19:33:47 | More by Dogbrick
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-04-2011 18:35:06 | More by mhaugo
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-25-2013 22:24:09 | More by petermethot
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Overlord

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

By far their best beer. In fact, it's so much better than their other offerings, I wouldn't think it was from the same brewery.

Pours a dark, dark brown with some deep red highlights. Light tan head. Some roasty malt, a bit of coffee and a bit of chocolate to add balance, and a nice complexity of flavors. Perhaps a bit thin (characteristic of all their beers).

Not a masterpiece, but surprisingly flavorful and balanced. I wouldn't get anything else at BJs.

01-05-2008 08:59:39 | More by Overlord
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-23-2014 06:01:43 | More by KevMo84
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

From the taps at BJ's in Mesa.

Served in a shaker pint, darkest brown, with a solid lightly tanned nitro-style head of about one finger's height. Nose is roasted and lightly sweet, with a mild metallic hint.

The flavor is so wrapped up in the creaminess of the beer as to seem lighter than it is. Some coffee and roasted barley, with hints of cream and molasses. Not too thin with the carbonation, but a solid mouthfeel and drinkability. Better than the stout (and everything else I've had at BJ's).

02-12-2010 04:36:30 | More by BretSikkink
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soju6

Missouri

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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AltBock

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%

I was able to try BJ's PM Porter on nitro tap at the Brew Kettle on 12/23/2008. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

The top of this beer was a solid pitch black color, but halfway down, the beer turned into a dark crimson red color. Let's just say that it didn't have a solid black color appearance. I'm fine with that. Sitting on top of this multi colored beer was a thick and creamy light tan colored 3/4 of an inch head of foam. This creamy head of foam lasted the entire time the beer was in the glass. The head of foam only receded when I took a sip of the beer. When it did recede, it left behind milky tan streaks of lace around the glass. I should probably thank the nitro tap for the beautiful appearance.

This Porter wasn't roasted, but more chocolate based. The aroma was chocolately with milk chocolate, a subtle hint of roasted coffee beans, and a touch of roasted malts. No hops, no sweetness in the aroma. It was just those 3 aromas. Even when it warmed up quite a bit, nothing new emerged.

The taste was super smooth and creamy with milk chocolate, a splash of dark roasted malts, and a hint of roasted coffee beans. The taste had the same 3 flavors that appeared in the aroma, but what separated the two was that smooth and creamy aspect that the aroma could never have.

This beer had a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that contained a dry coffee based aftertaste of roasted coffee beans, a hint of milk chocolate, and a subtle touch of dark roasted malts. Unlike in the aroma and taste, the roasted coffee shot pass the milk chocolate to make it the star of the show. Take that milk chocolate!

Wow! What a nice smooth and creamy chocolately Porter. Thanks to the nitro tap for making this beer so smooth and creamy. Would I drink this beer again? If it was on nitro tap, Hell Yeah!

12-24-2008 07:31:07 | More by AltBock
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

Nitro draft at Brew Kettle.

A - Poured a clear dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

S- Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma.

T - Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

M - Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft nitro.

D - Balanced soft brew that met my expectations.

01-09-2009 14:12:42 | More by tmoneyba
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2012 19:46:22 | More by Danobold
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -5.7%

A - Black, with a mocha head that retains and laces well.

S/T - A little light considering the robust nomenclature. Smooth roasted malt rolls into dark chocolate tastes with a slight earthy hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Feels thin, even taking the nitro into account. Turns watery quickly and doesn't have that rich mouthfeel associated with porters.

O - Tastes average, mouthfeel is fairly sub-par though.

11-07-2012 13:24:41 | More by garuda
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

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
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BucannonXC5

California

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

Actually had this at the BJ's La Mesa.

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at BJ’s Brewery in La Mesa, Calif. Color was very dark brown, just a tad bit lighter than the Tatonka Stout. About an inch of head. Tan lacing on the top. Smooth film on the sides.

Smelled of sweet chocolate malts. A tad whiff of coffee and toffee on the other side.

Taste was very similar to the nose. Tasted the chocolate malts up front, followed by caramel and toffee. Some coffee beans came in late.

Full body. Smooth and creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth and long finish.

Not a bad beer. I thought this was better than the Tatonka Stout. I’d probably give it another try.

01-08-2012 04:38:09 | More by BucannonXC5
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Reviewed 12/18/2009 (Tap @ BJs Clear Lake, Houston, TX):

Pours a very very dark brown color body, almost black. Smallish creamy tan colored head, lastingish. Roasted aroma, some nuttiness. A little coffee. Some milky, creamy sweetness. Not very strong. Creamy mouthfeel, smooth. Some roastiness, coffee and sweetness. Pretty clean, a little watery, like a porter. Tasty. Very good lasting lacing.

01-17-2010 23:28:56 | More by jujubeast6000
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

04-23-2012 16:09:44 | More by tfsimpkins
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PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.