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PM Porter - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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PM Porter
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of t0rin0


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-10-2012 14:00:51 | More by t0rin0
Photo of garuda


3.3/5  rDev -6%

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
Photo of Hellpop65


2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

11-04-2012 18:18:40 | More by Hellpop65
Photo of KZE80


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-06-2012 22:41:09 | More by KZE80
Photo of Irrationalist


3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-30-2012 04:31:41 | More by Irrationalist
Photo of Backlash209


5/5  rDev +42.5%

09-05-2012 00:04:51 | More by Backlash209
Photo of dmorgan310


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-02-2012 03:55:17 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of Fakexican


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-23-2012 23:07:33 | More by Fakexican
Photo of TFMyriad


4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-22-2012 16:44:51 | More by TFMyriad
Photo of Lynn


4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-14-2012 23:21:59 | More by Lynn
Photo of MrVonzipper


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2012 10:30:17 | More by MrVonzipper
Photo of tfsimpkins


1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

04-23-2012 16:09:44 | More by tfsimpkins
Photo of Wizzman


3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-09-2012 03:49:25 | More by Wizzman
Photo of fox227


4/5  rDev +14%

02-02-2012 01:37:29 | More by fox227
Photo of Texasfan549


4/5  rDev +14%

01-29-2012 10:28:45 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of BucannonXC5


3.63/5  rDev +3.4%

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
Photo of Mora2000


3.05/5  rDev -13.1%

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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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

12-06-2011 23:30:00 | More by dcs1548
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-04-2011 18:35:06 | More by mhaugo
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4/5  rDev +14%

11-15-2011 04:09:08 | More by videofrog
Photo of comfortablynumb1


3.68/5  rDev +4.8%

On tap at the San Bernardino location...

A - Brown with reddish hues and a one finger tan head that follows you all the way to the finish. Lots of sticky lacing to be had here. Very nice...

S - Scent is pretty docile. Sweet malts, brown sugar, and a little roast...

T - Sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, and a little chocolate. Ends with a little roast. Taste pretty much follows the nose in that it is pretty muted. Super smooth, but not alot going on...

M - Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation...

O - Wish the abv was a little higher, but I will most likely be getting this again next time i'm at BJ's. Really drinkable. Would be pretty easy to put a few of these back in a sitting...


06-24-2011 01:52:16 | More by comfortablynumb1
Photo of soju6


3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

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
Photo of AdamBear


2.38/5  rDev -32.2%

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
Photo of velkyal


2.8/5  rDev -20.2%

Part of the sample flight at BJ's Daytona

Sight - ruby red with a light tan head
Smell - nothing much of anything
Taste - traced of cocoa and toffee, lacking a back bite
Sweet - 3/5
Bitter 2/5

A very light porter, almost like a souped up version of the Jeremiah Red. I felt it needed more in the hop department as it was overly sweet.

07-31-2010 15:18:46 | More by velkyal
Photo of aristeros


3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

06-25-2010 22:04:07 | More by aristeros
PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
80 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.