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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 15
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:
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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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JaysUncle, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

-ronin-, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SeatsTaken, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

doctorb, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ygtbsm94, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jheezee, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Showboat66
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Showboat66, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Gagnonsux, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Giggy, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +6.1%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Black. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, brown head. Settles slowly, but not completely. Some thick beer ring lacing.

S: Roasted malt grains, molasses, chocolate, and butterscotch.

T: Roasted coffee. Bitter unsweetened dark chocolate. A little black licorice.

M: Full and hearty. Bitter finish. High alcohol feel.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty strong. Really nice head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is roasted malts with sweet components characteristic of the style. Charred coffee beans, bittersweet dark chocolate and licorice. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
4.69/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a review of this beer on tap.

Pours to a 1 inch light tan head that settles down to a 1/4 inch permanent head leaving ample lacing. Clear and ruby black. Aroma is creamy, chocolatey, mocha-like and malty with spicy, citrusy hops peeking through the grains. Flavor is standard American porter: strong on hop flavor and bitterness, roasty and on the dry side. Medium-full mouthfeel and nice roasty and pleasantly bitter/hoppy finish. A very "American tasting", well-made porter. this is what a porter should be.

EagleTalon, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Hop Sun 16oz'er

A - Pours a dark ruby brown, thin fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Big earthy roasted aroma, some light hop tones, a little chocolate.
T - Follows pretty uniform to the aroma, but there's a decent amount of bitterness here, big roasted malt taking the fore, some darker dried fruit flavors and chocolate.
M - A little on the thin and fizzy side, not too good.
O - Not a bad porter, but not something I'd go to again.

Omnium, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Artjsantos, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DeepSouthSipper, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of ahommell
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: DARK brown. Finger of head that dissipates slowly.
S: Chocolate. Lots of Hershey's Chocolate flavor. Malty. Sweet Malt.
T: Roasty at first. Lots of chocolate ends the flavor. Wow. Exceptional for a porter. So much flavor. Malt sits on palate for a bit.
M: creamy... small carbonation. Smooth finish that allows for plenty of after taste.
O: Wow. Very impressed for their porter.

ahommell, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jamiecoppin
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a New Belgium tulip

Appearance: pours pretty black with just a little brown around the edges when shown to the light. . Little tiny bubbles form a 3cm head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: the roasted malts are kicking up some coffee and chocolate.

Taste: A lively combination of carbonation/chocolate/coffee dance on my tongue. It actually has a dry bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation that you definitely feel on the tongue. A slight drying factor.

Overall: Got this in a beer of the month package and most of the time I am fairly disappointed with them. This one I am not. Pretty much has everything you want in a porter.

jamiecoppin, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Cardmarauder, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

JackRB, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JPlo, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

losdizzel, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

dexterk1, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

bsuedekum, Aug 01, 2013
Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.