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Snake Pit Porter - Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-14-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a 1/4 inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The aroma is light, it smells like roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Good thing the taste is stronger compared to the aroma. It tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and burnt/charred malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it's certainly worth a try. $1.99 a single.

bluejacket74, Apr 20, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is dark brown. Peat black inside the glass. Just about half a finger thick tan colored head with not much retention. Decent lacing.

Aroma is of charred and roasted dark malts. Not much booze coming through. Strength is moderate.

Taste is of charred malts and roasted. Very little coffee. Mild flavor. Semi-sweet finish. Somewhat dry as well.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation.

Average stuff all over.

AmitC, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler.
Received this in an Oaken Barrel sampler pack.

A- Black with dark brown highlights. Light tan, one finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Not very much lacing.

S- Strong coffee with a bit of chocolate. No strong hop aroma.

T- Slightly lighter than the smell. A little coffee, a little roasty.

M- Full bodied, but not heavy. The only attribute of this beer that resembles the style, in my opinion.

O- Okay, but I think this leans more to the stout end of the spectrum. The aromas and tastes are very bold and dark. I wanted a little more caramel subtlety than coffee. It doesn't taste bad, but I think branding it a porter is a slight misrepresentation of the beer.

BWED, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bryang002, Nov 16, 2012
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Snake Pit Porter from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.