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PM Porter - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 20%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | 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:
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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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 33
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

Cheers...

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3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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

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2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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3.78/5  rDev +8%
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.

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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

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3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
80 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.