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Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Paradise PorterParadise Porter

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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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Photo of drabmuh


3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a wine glass. Beer is brown and hazy with a thin tan head of small bubbles with low retention and some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, some chocolate, mild roast. I like the aroma.

Beer is quite bitter, medium in body, lots of roast at the back end, way too much for a porter. The chocolate and sweetness up front are good but ultimately overcome by the high roast. Beer is thin on the finish too. Eh, average.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 18:03:55 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Crass3000


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 12/28/2011

4/5 Pours out dark as night with a nice beige, two-finger head with good retention.

3.5/5 Smell is roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses.

3.5/4 Taste is much like the nose. The roasted malts are more prominant with the dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses. Hard to say but I think I taste a tad bit of coffee.

3/4 Mouthfeel is a little thin but given it's regular porter it seems adequate.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 10:46:07 | More by Crass3000
Photo of mikereaser


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pitch black with 2 inches of tan foam that slowly faded and left some good lacing
S - Slightly roasted aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate
T - taste is similar to aroma, not as much roastiness, some coffee, chocolate, vanilla, a bit of cola like flavor
M - a bit over carbonated, light to medium bodied
D - not alot to talk about, its an enjoyable brew but not one to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:46:02 | More by mikereaser
Photo of graysailor


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-27-2012 03:38:19 | More by graysailor
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-04-2013 21:16:40 | More by jheezee
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-04-2013 19:59:03 | More by dexterk1
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-13-2013 22:10:51 | More by BlueMoon10
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-30-2013 02:53:55 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-19-2012 17:27:43 | More by nicoga3000
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-26-2014 01:21:59 | More by Maddognav
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2013 15:08:45 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-16-2013 05:06:47 | More by SeatsTaken
Photo of Compton25


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 12:32:52 | More by Compton25
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2013 23:15:42 | More by sanford_and_son
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2013 17:20:21 | More by estlinska
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-12-2014 19:15:37 | More by WKrieger
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-31-2013 02:38:47 | More by Johncnh
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-26-2012 19:39:15 | More by Madjr
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-21-2012 13:28:58 | More by mattyrubes
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2013 05:42:19 | More by JaysUncle
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 03:19:10 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dirty25 for sending me this one.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight vanilla, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with char and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has more emphasis on char over cocoa in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 07:40:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of bmwats


3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 23:22:55 | More by bmwats
Photo of Redrover


3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 16:39:50 | More by Redrover
Photo of Mora2000


3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by someone at bu11zeye's Super Bowl tasting. Sorry I don't remember who shared it.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt with some chocolate mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of roasted malt and light cocoa, as well as some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 05:06:55 | More by Mora2000
Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.