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Blackwater Porter - Orlando Brewing Partners

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.43% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2004)
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Please note, I like my Porters and Stouts to have at minimum a medium body...this porter has a light body....so it did not score hi with me...however, some may really enjoy this beer. The beer poured a darker amber with thin white head that did not lace. The smell included all the scents that one would want in a porter, but was a little weak. The taste included toasty malt, sweet chocolate tones and hint of espresso....again just weak. A sharp bitterness at the end hurts the beer. The mouthfeel was weak for a porter, light in body but good carbonation. Overall....not good for me.

WoodBrew, Jan 27, 2012
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On-tap at the Orlando Brewery. Pours a pitch black body with a huge creamy tan head. Appearance is just beautiful! Aroma consists of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is creamy and smooth with roasted malt that finishes dry. This is a really solid porter and something that I will seek out in the future!

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Cask at the CricketeerÂ’s Arm. Served by a big dude named Red. Deep black with a firm mocha head and a huge coffee/toffee aroma. It is indeed chock full of coffee, toffee and roasty notes. Very dry finish and as I can readily attest HIGHLY drinkable.

Great stuff.

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Lately I've been so lucky to be trying some really good beer - this local brew from Orlando was another pleasant surprise that keeps my lucky streak going.

The beer pours practically black out of the bottle with a light hint of caramel. No head but the lacing sticks all the way down. The smell of the porter blew me away - there was a strong odor of chocolate with hints of cinnamon and what I would call "sweet malt." The beer feels thick and the carbonation was just about right - a little aftertaste though. The taste was just slightly disappointing - it reminded me a bit of drinking a pale ale (which I've learned I'm not too big of a fan) but those scents of "sweet malt" and cinnamon came through. I gave it an overall low score since the aftertaste stuck in my mouth way longer than I would have liked. Otherwise, it's a great beer and it's nice to know someone is brewing good, local beer.

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What a pleasant surprise!

While on vacation, with the family at Disney World; I discovered the Orlando Brewing Co.
I never knew they existed. One of the bars at our resort had the "Old Pelican" on draft. I was so impressed with it that I made some inquiries as to where I could buy some bottles to take back home with me (PA).
I found a "Whole Foods" market nearby, and I bought a mixed case of OBC offerings.

This Black Water Porter is typical of all their brews--high quality, and attention to detail.
Color and aroma are spot on for a dry porter
Great taste, head retention and lasing.
A "must try"
I would highly recommend anything from this producer.

eandolina, Feb 01, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -27.8%

Got this one as a single from WFM. Kinda glad I only got one.

A: Super duper dark. Can't see any light shine through when held up to light. Black. You get the picutre. Not much head or retention of it.

S: Sea water and coffee.

T: Salty, coffee notes, maybe a little dark chocolate. Despite the dark color, this beer was surpisingly watery.

Drinkability: Can't see having more than like 3 of these without getting tired of it. ABV isn't really a factor.

Value: Paid under $2 for a single. Not bad just to try one.

I love supporting local beers as much as the next guy, but this is not one I'd get again. It is organic though so that's one good reason to pick one up.

WeezyBoPeep, Dec 20, 2009
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Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Partners
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.