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Coal Porter - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Coal PorterCoal Porter

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369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A superb porter, hearty & dark. This one is a staff favorite, made with pale, crystal, Munich, chocolate, and black malts. The darker malts give Coal its color and rich flavor. We use Target and Willamette hops to yield a very subtle hop flavor in this porter.

We cellar this beer for close to six months before releasing it on the thirsty throngs of fans.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 11-04-2001)
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drperm

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Durham, NC World Beer Festival 2007
This is certainly the best porter I’ve had in a long, long time, from either side of the Atlantic. It has a superb, excellent balance with nice subtle chocoloate hints -- but not the sort of chocolate that would limit it to a dessert pairing. This is the sort of chocolate note that says, "try with chicken in mole sauce....or marsala...or filet mignon..."
Superb.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 19:51:47 | More by drperm
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Coal Porter from Atlantic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.