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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Paradise PorterParadise Porter

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85
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 16
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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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.57/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to James for this state!

A: Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a small tan colored head. Nice head retention with thin lacing all around.

S: Some roasted malt, faint chocolate, coffee, and a slightly sour astringent dark fruit aroma.

T: A good bit of roasted malt upfront with a good amount of chocolate going on. The sourness from the aroma doesn't really show up in the flavor profile, but comes forward a bit as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a touch thin for a porter, with moderate carbonation.

O: Was quite nervous based on the aroma, but the off-flavors from the aroma didn't translate as much to the flavor profile.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottle at SAVOR 2011.

Poured a brown to dark brown with a small off-white head and some sparse lace on the way down. The nose brought some chocolate and roast but there was also quite a bit of grainy astringency, much like there was with the DIPA. Unfortunate, as the nose started out promising. Flavor was grainy with some chocolate, roast, and coffee. Mildly astringent and dry in the finish after a medium body. Good attempt, but the grain issue needs to be dealt with.

Photo of BSuter
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Showboat66
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jwale73 for sharing this bottle!!
A - Cola colored. Tan head falls slowly.
S - Burnt malt, coffee, chocolate, malt sweetness.
T - Charcoal bitterness, Some coffee and chocolate - dry aftertaste.
M/F - A bit thin in body. A bit too carbonated as well.
D - A bit bitter, thin and too carbonated for me. It looked promising and smelled promising though.

Photo of Jwale73
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer of the month club offering from my friends at FSRI. 12oz. bottle served in my ST tulip. Poured two shades shy of black with a loose, two-inch, tan-colored head that quickly receded. Nose revealed some char up front, followed by coffee notes and chocolate malt. Taste was a bit burnt - charcoal and bitter are what comes out for me. Mouthfeel was fairly light-bodied for the style, but a also a bit too fizzy. Brew was lacking in complexity - a very one-sided beer.

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!

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Seabass1964
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Drift
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - Deep brown beer with a large mocha head and substantive lacing.

S - Strong chocolate and sour coffee.

T - The foretaste is strange - a little sour coffee. Coffee predominantly. Aftertaste is of burnt bitter malt with bit of sourness. The sourness is not that prominent - but it does detract slightly.

M - Thin bodied, a bit acerbic, in the first sip there is a little bit of refreshment, this fades quickly though - which serve to demand another sip.

D - It isn't bad. It is a potent porter, but it is a bit too sour and a bit too drying. Aside from these, it is good overall. An enjoyable experience

Photo of kylejohnson03
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received from Beer of the Month Club.

A: Pours a rich, dark black. Just touches of light show through the beer. Off white head, but it only lasted two seconds before fading to nothing, which was a little disapointing. No lacing or collar.

S: Very light aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Wish this was a little bit stronger, as the smell is good but faint.

T: Sweetness of chocolate, bitterness of coffee, and just a little nutty. Finish is too short, the taste is gone before you know it.

M: Smooth, a little bit thin for what I expected from a porter. Light carbonation.

Overall, a pretty average beer. Will happily drink the few that I have and hopefully will get a chance to try some more Diamond Bear brews.

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Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.