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Coal Porter - Atlantic Brewing Company

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395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

As described... Nothing more....maybe a little less.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First taste of beer after lengthy hiatus, fresh draught poured dark with quickly dissipating foam. Roasty goodness.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: deep, dark reddish-brown liquid... tries to pop up some foam but, like I often imagine, the void of darkness drags it down (I did pre-rinse the glass)... keeps a thin collar... ho hum

S: cocoa, Hershey's chocolate syrup - damn near smells like chocolate milk - fantastic! that's what aging will do, dontcha know?... ridiculously inviting with a dark-roasted, malty, nutty core that slowly emerges and latches onto your face, penetrating the nostrils

T: nutty, bready attack up front, with old chocolate chips and dessicated raisin in the finish... so I suppose there's a bit of musty, cellar-y age on this - old throwback technique?... hint of coffee midway and lingering plus a dry and toasty-bitter aftertaste, with perhaps a hint of grainy grassiness and earthy hop

F: medium-fullish, flattish, with pricks of carbonation 'tween the taste buds... subtle foamy flow... mostly dry with only residual extra-burnt sugars rolling around... matches the age but not quite the flavors

O: still have fond memories of visiting this place in '07... the 'fresh' version of this came across a bit thinner at the time, so let this stuff sit as long as you'd like... to me, one of the better small (U.S.) brewery porters around, and a standout in their lineup

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a short off-white head. Minimal lace.

Aroma: This beer has a slightly smokey, tobacco-like aroma surrounding black coffee and dark chocolate malt notes.

Taste: The coffee and dark chocolate are right there, and the beer has the pleasant hop bitterness in the background. A hint of smoke, as in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Not a super dense beer. Approachable amount of thickness. Also very smooth.

Overall: Very nice porter. This brewery does darker beers well.

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3.73/5  rDev 0%

If you like head, get this beer. The head is overwhelming. Porter itself is solid, but I had to wait several minutes after the initial pour to allow the head to relax.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Had it at on tap at the brewery; good porter, very smooth. Matched well with a heaping plate of pulled pork at the adjoining restaurant.

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Coal Porter from Atlantic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.