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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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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Case33

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-24-2013 00:10:45 | More by Case33
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2013 01:28:11 | More by ScottieD
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-13-2013 22:10:51 | More by BlueMoon10
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2013 23:15:42 | More by sanford_and_son
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-04-2013 21:21:37 | More by CCutch
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at the tap house. Actually heard the next table remark "why is it so dark?" It is hard to mess up a porter. A dark black body with enough clarity to show flashes of garnet and cherry wood color around the bottom of the glass. Smell is subtitle, smokey, coffee, and little else. Taste is smooth coffee, slight body lifts the flavor, some chocolate, the dryness of the porter isn't overdone with any sort of tannic astringency or bitterness. Quite nice.

05-20-2013 11:07:49 | More by youradhere
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Compton25

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 12:32:52 | More by Compton25
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2013 16:05:17 | More by Ajlvt
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2013 17:20:21 | More by estlinska
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-24-2013 13:55:40 | More by Irish12
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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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klkatz

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

Paradise porter - getting past the label was hard to do.. whoever does graphic design for this company should find another profession. But I liked the chocolatey quality to it... and the thick coffee blackness...

TasteChocolatey malty with coffee nodes
4

Smell 3
very thick head. coffee black 4.5

decent mouthfeel 3.5
Like iced coffee u
overall : 4

02-17-2013 02:51:37 | More by klkatz
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Redrover

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

I had this one at Bosco’s in Little Rock, their brewing equipment was being repaired, so they had in guest taps.

Served in shaker, the beer is dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a thick and clingy brown head. It’s a nice looking beer.

Aroma of roasted malts, raisins and other dark fruit.

Taste tracks the smell but a bit lighter than expected. Lightly roasted malts, a bit of dark fruit and something a bit earthy.

The mouth could be a bit thicker but I like the low carbonation and softness.

This is a lighter version of a porter. Easy to drink but could be a bit more.

02-14-2013 16:39:50 | More by Redrover
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-26-2013 02:57:47 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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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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champ103

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

On tap at Capital Bar and Grill in Little Rock, AR

A: Pours a dark brown color. Nearly black with some ruby highlights around the edges. A two finger khaki head forms with good retention, and good lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: Light roast up front. Toasted malts, cream and coffee. Slightly bitter bakers chocolate. Simple, but very enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose with a light roasted character. Coffee is apparent that is a nice compliment. Toasted malt with a light sweetness. Caramel malts. A bitter chocolate flavor lingering that I enjoy. A great balance.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A nice crisp body that is smooth at the same the same time. So easy and enjoyable to drink. An easy beer to quaff.

Pretty much spot on for a simple American porter. I love the simple light roasted and toasted malt character. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

01-04-2013 05:00:42 | More by champ103
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

11-26-2012 18:49:05 | More by GPHarris
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.58/5  rDev -31.9%

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.

09-25-2012 02:35:45 | More by mdaschaf
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alva7172

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-24-2012 00:04:39 | More by alva7172
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +22.7%

12 oz bottle pours a rich, near-black color with an even cap of beige head. Retention and lacing are decent.

Nose has a nice balance of roast and sweetness. Mild fruit on the end, this is almost the definition of Porter to my nostrils.

This is a very fine example of a Porter, everything is in perfect harmony from the dusty minerals to the light nuttiness. Chocolate and roast, fruit and hops...it's all there. This would be a staple in my fridge if they ever decide to distro to Tx. This is right up there with Fuller's London Porter for one of my favorite Porters of all time. Some Porters tend to overdo it on the roasty/hoppy bitterness and make it less drinkable, and some can be too sweet and rich to have more than a couple. I could drink a whole sixer of this in an evening and be plenty happy. Very good beer!

09-10-2012 22:35:34 | More by twiggamortis420
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-03-2012 17:15:51 | More by elkinbrown
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-15-2012 23:15:12 | More by mschofield
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HankH

Arkansas

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

A: A very dark beer with a tan/cream colored head.

S: Coffee, Caramel, Chocolate, Roasted Malt

T: A little bit of Coffee, the taste certainly follows the nose. Roasted Malt is apparent here. Dry finish

M: Carbonation isn't overdone. Medium Bodied

O: A decent porter. Tasty, enjoyable, could see myself reaching for this again.

06-29-2012 01:30:50 | More by HankH
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character up front. Then some flavors of chocolate and coffee come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid porter to drink for a while but there are better selections in the style.

06-18-2012 03:19:10 | More by TheManiacalOne
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Tasted On: 05-31-2012
Freshness: Bottled 02-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Black beer with burgundy edges. Head is a creamy tan, 3 fingers high, showing good retention and lacing.

Aromas are of chocolate, coffee, treacle and a woody character.

Taste is a strong coffee-like bitterness from dark roasted malts, with some background sweetness

Feel is smooth, with a thick body. Moderately carbonated, the finish is dry and tastes of dark roast coffee bitterness.

Overall a good porter from Diamond Bear, especially if you like coffee flavoring in beer.

Thanks to TheBishopco for this one!

06-01-2012 03:02:11 | More by sommersb
Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.