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Peralta Porter - Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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Peralta Porter
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BA SCORE
85
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Clara Valley Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smitty5245 on 08-27-2013)
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-23-2014 14:06:59 | More by Ncpogs
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Snagged a bomber of this for a mere 5 bucks at my local house of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.
A - Looks damn near perfect a deep dark shade of amber almost black with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that sticks around forever. Making for great lacing.
S - Smell is great roasted malt, some cocoa, and a touch of coffee. No hops smell so it must have been aged out.
T - Bittering hops are their but only slightly distracting. Next I get some dry roasty taste and finish is rather sweet with cocoa powder and sugar sweetness. Not bad.
M - Light to medium rather smooth. Good.

Overall it was a very good porter quite hoppy but age has done it wonders. Worth the 5 bucks I paid for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 02:37:35 | More by DrDemento456
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-28-2014 15:12:47 | More by InfernoBoss
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QuakeAttack

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-25-2014 05:52:30 | More by QuakeAttack
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-03-2014 04:25:29 | More by SocalKicks
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Matt_Ortiz

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2014 06:34:38 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-03-2014 01:46:07 | More by random846
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-19-2014 05:12:06 | More by Sammy
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AApparel

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-25-2013 01:23:11 | More by AApparel
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2013 00:22:46 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to HopHeadJim for sharing this one.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely a bit hoppier that I am used to for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:32:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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pkalix

California

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a small-sized Chimay chalice (because I have others but I want to use this one today!) with a quickly dissipating tan head and a nice dispersement of 'soapy' lacing.
aroma is ALL chocolate... ALL chocolate... reminds me of the Mogli I had a little while ago, although that one was decidedly much more pure chocolately in its essence.
taste follows suit. thin for a porter, but very nice and very flavorful. very much bittersweet chocolate in the mix here with other very small additions to the total. i'm very surprised the other reviews do not witness the chocolate. could they possibly change their brew?
overall, thin but very nice. mouthfeel id much less thick than I anticipated. surprised to see they have only TWO beers to their credit, but they're obviously doing quite well with what they have. I really like this one and appreciate the flavor i'm getting. I still get the chocolate, mostly, but this is a very decent brew....

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 22:19:38 | More by pkalix
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-08-2013 06:11:22 | More by largadeer
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The coffee brown liquid is topped by a rocky beige head that leaves some splashy lacing behind

Smell: Roasty and ashy with muted coffee tones; a hint of dark fruit

Taste: Blueberry fruit elements commingle, up front, with the roasty malt flavors imparting an interesting Ethiopian coffee character; ashy tones mingle with hop bitterness, after the swallow, and drive into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am really warming up to the berry tones in this beer as it takes the brew in a unusual direction

Thanks, JesseLara, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 23:39:53 | More by brentk56
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mactrail

Washington

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As close to black as it gets. Attractive off-white foam on the Duvel tulip. Excellent light-bodied but foam mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated by the dark malt. I'd call it French roast. Dry with a touch of sweet malt.

While there is an abundance of charred grain, the flavor is not at all sour and bitter. Quite a decent example of a very dark but mellow brew. Great sudsiness with every new pour. Really an excellent beer from a rather obscure brewery with only two beers. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 19:38:21 | More by mactrail
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-04-2013 06:24:31 | More by mc4z
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LoFiDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-20-2013 02:16:33 | More by LoFiDave
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popery

California

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a little bit of ruby to it. Appears to have little cloudiness but it's hard to tell with the fairly dark color. Big khaki head. Lots of fine bubbles. Good retention with some lacing. The aroma is big on chocolate and caramel. It's a nice mix of milk chocolate, cocoa and gooey caramel. The taste isn't as sweet as I expected from the aroma. Lots of chocolate but it's pretty dry. There's a roast, coffee flavor. Mild caramel. A touch of herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Despite the dryness, the mouthfeel is fairly creamy. Nice fullness to the beer. I'm not blown away, but this is a solid porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 04:41:48 | More by popery
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-08-2013 03:33:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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cletusdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-07-2013 15:08:30 | More by cletusdog
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smitty5245

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown/black color with a caramel head. Nice aroma with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium body with some light caramel and roasted malt. As it warms a little sweetness comes out to offset the bitterness to balance itself out. A little bitter but overall a great Porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 14:51:20 | More by smitty5245
Peralta Porter from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.