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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Paradise PorterParadise Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.24% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EagleTalon on 03-21-2009

Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 80, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hop Varieties - Amarillo, Glacier
Original Gravity - 14.5*P
Bitterness Units - 38
Packaging Options - 12oz bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 74
Photo of infinitebruner
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

March 17, 2015

12 oz bottle, nonic pint

A – Deep brown, almost turning to black, with light tan foam of about ¾ inch, and moderate retention. Clear, where it isn’t opaque.

S – A combination of sweet and roasty. Milky-sweet chocolate malt and roast, slightly coffee-ish. Hops are herbal and slightly fruity.

T – Dark chocolate, with a milky sweetness, and lightly roasted coffee. Some earthy/herbal hops with a touch of fruitiness and some mild bitterness.

M – Creamy, sweet, and bitter. Silky, sudsy carbonation with a medium-full body. Bitterness is just enough to hold up the excellent maltiness.

O – An excellent rendition of a robust porter.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sleepy_Conscience
4.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This stuff is a textbook example of underrated beer. Honestly, I can't believe how good this stuff is for what it is. This could easily compete with the best known businesses in the biz (e.g. Stone, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, New Belgium, Clown Shoes, Founders, Great Lakes, etc.). Just a really good beer for a $1/bottle price. I'm sitting here thinking I need to contribute more to this review, but I cannot think of anything other than saying this is one of the best porters I have had in a long time.

Photo of dd43
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drift
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tkelley
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint

A -- Very dark body, but translucent. Held up to the light it exhibits significant brown and ruby highlights. Very mysterious.

N -- Smells roasty and malty, but also like an old barn.

T -- Tasty. Kind of a different thing going on here. Molasses maybe? Something dark and sweet, at any rate.

M -- Fine.

O -- Not the best porter ever, but serviceable. Cheers!

Photo of ToGoodCompany
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of batt6343
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Benh777
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Dhalang
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of FenwayFaith
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Patrickellycooper
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a rich amber color with an off white head. Aroma is grainy and malty with a bit of toast. In the taste, some roast, cocoa nib and nuts. Soft flavors but agreeable. Low bitterness, fairly enjoyable brew. Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter. It's light but the flavors work with the nutty, cocoa like malts.

Photo of BryanCarey
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown in color, this porter offers up a pleasing nose that features scents of chocolate, some coffee, caramel, and roasted malt. The foam looks nice, but it does fall apart in due time and it leaves no lacing.

This porter tastes about the way I expected, based on its aroma. Dominant flavors include roasted malt, some chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a touch of coffee. The coffee flavor is less pronounced than expected, based on the nose. The beer is bittersweet, bouncing back and forth between sweet and bitter with the bitter winning the battle, but only slightly. The body of the beer is medium and creamy.

I love a good porter and this one certainly has many positive qualities. The taste is very pleasing to the palate and its flavor would make it a great companion to a piece of pecan pie or as a dessert all its own. It’s one of the better porters I have tasted in a while and I hope to drink more when I can.

Photo of PappyVans
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CitizenGrain
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mattcrill
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Light roasted coffee notes up front. Dark bready malt base. Clean fermentation character. No hop aroma. Good for style.

Appearance: Dark brown pour with shoe leather lacing. Low tan cap that retains well. Lacing noted around the edges of the snifter.

Flavor: Nice dark baker's chocolate notes up front. Light licorice undertones. Moderate Arabica coffee notes as the beer warms. Balance is to the earthy hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. A slight creaminess and a little dark grain astringency.

Overall impression: A lovely American Porter. Perfect sipping on a cool spring evening.

Photo of Seabass1964
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NickT2121
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - poured a creamy 1 finger brownish cream head. Dark black for the most part with no visibility except a mahogany color barely showing at the bottom.

S - roasted malt, with a caramel sweetness, brown sugar, chocolate and a little vanilla.

T - roasted malt off the bat then I get the caramel and a molasses taste working very well together. Then a pleasant bitterness

M - medium heavy feel that is creamy yet dry oily silk finish. Carbonation is just right

O - this is my first Diamond bear, and I am not disappointed at all this is easy drinking a quite flavorful. Deffinitely what a Porter is supposed to be. No complaints

Enjoy

Photo of dll025
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.