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Coal Porter - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Coal PorterCoal Porter

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370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
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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meathookjones

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears very dark brown with about half an inch of light tan head. Scattered lacing was left around the glass and the head had decent retention. Chocolate malt and roasted malt aroma. A bit of bitterness and earthy hops were present as well. Taste starts off with a bitter sweet cocoa and sweet caramel malt. Some roasty and coffee notes. Finishes with a sweet chocolate malt. Mouthfeel was about medium though a little on the thin side. It was also slick. Pretty good drinkability, it took me longer than usually to finish this for some reason though and I wouldn’t have had another one afterwards. Solid beer though, I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2005 13:51:27 | More by meathookjones
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12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with little vision of anything when held up to the light. Frothy mocha lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Old stale ale, toffee, caramel, a little smoke, chocolate, and some bready toasted malts.

Taste: Cellaring for 6 months has down a great job. Mellowing out of flavors have made this porter have a balance of flavors. Some ashy bitterness blended in there too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and mediums little bitterness.

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Coal Porter from Atlantic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.