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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: EagleTalon on 03-21-2009)
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.58/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 02:35:45 | More by mdaschaf
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 12:57:37 | More by Thorpe429
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BSuter

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-07-2014 17:13:13 | More by BSuter
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-04-2012 08:16:25 | More by TheBishopco
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Showboat66

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-28-2013 05:21:52 | More by Showboat66
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-02-2014 01:22:08 | More by Jmbbabson
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KostyaK

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-21-2012 05:11:18 | More by KostyaK
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-26-2012 14:02:29 | More by PeteRiz
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-30-2011 04:09:47 | More by jordanmiller
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 23:29:29 | More by ThirstyBird
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 17:56:44 | More by Jwale73
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-21-2013 21:07:42 | More by acurtis
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FenwayFaith


3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-17-2014 02:17:47 | More by FenwayFaith
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mobrockman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-24-2013 03:26:09 | More by mobrockman
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JackRB

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-09-2013 00:35:25 | More by JackRB
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-ronin-

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-29-2013 20:45:12 | More by -ronin-
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Dirty25

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-11-2013 00:11:04 | More by Dirty25
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-26-2013 19:39:10 | More by LoveStout
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-09-2014 02:00:55 | More by Seabass1964
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 06:38:01 | More by mrasskicktastic
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 06:40:51 | More by Stinkypuss
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kylejohnson03

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 03:55:58 | More by kylejohnson03
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zhanson88

California

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks go out to Rbald42 to hooking me up with my "Arkansas tick", as he so aptly and correctly put it. Thanks Ryan.

Appearance: Pours a mocha brown color, appearing fairly impenetrable once in the glass. Some dark ruby hints around the edges of the glass. About 3/4" of khaki head forms. It has pretty good retention, and decent lacing.

Smell: Some slightly roasted and coffee notes form the base of the beer, and possibly some chocolate. I also get some hop character coming out too. Not too bad here.

Taste: Again, some light roasted malt character and some coffee. The coffee is fairly weak and pretty acrid, and becomes more so as it warms. Some hop character comes through on the back end. Not a bad porter, but could use some work.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Body is between light and medium with a fair amount of very fine carbonation. Very smooth, and reasonably close to creamy. Nice. Overall not my favorite porter in the world, but not bad. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 02:51:58 | More by zhanson88
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PEBKAC

New York

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Arkansas... :)

Standard pint glass. Huge bubbly tan head, wispy lace. Clear ebony/ruby-colored body.

Smell hits me up with dry toast & murky, herbal/rindy hops, & just a little Baker's chocolate.

Diving in, I'm tasting burnt nuts/toast, faint coffee. Pretty robust. Earthy bittering. Bittersweet char finish.

Carbonation is strong. Body is thin. Alcohol is about as expected. Feels very much like a stout. Could use some more residual sweetness.

I suddenly felt really hungry while finishing this one off. I followed this up with another native taste... pork ribs. :D

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 05:06:44 | More by PEBKAC
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a half-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring of lace throughout. the body was dark brown.
s - lactose milk chocolate.
t - chocolate with a little roast. maybe a slight hint of fruity hops.
m - creamy and medium.
o - decent beer but missing something.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 18:49:05 | More by GPHarris
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Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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