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Blackwater Porter - Orlando Brewing Partners

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2004)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beerdown77:
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beerdown77

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

This pours very dark brown with big, tan head and some sediment. The smell is slight coffee and toasted malt. The taste is slightly sweeter than I would expect from the smell, but there is still a pretty good balance to this beer. The aftertaste leaves a bit of a crisp, dry sensation…thus the name. This beer seems a little thin to me, and the retention of the head is not outstanding. Still, this is a drinkable beer with a pleasant, smoky flavor that is great for the style. If you like this beer, you will love Edmond Fitzgerald from Great Lakes.

09-24-2011 22:49:15 | More by beerdown77
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tugg407

Florida

5/5  rDev +34%

11-18-2011 06:16:42 | More by tugg407
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DarrellK

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

09-20-2012 21:15:20 | More by DarrellK
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johnyb

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-20-2014 14:55:44 | More by johnyb
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -29%

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.

01-27-2012 11:07:37 | More by WoodBrew
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cjgator3

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

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!

08-24-2006 02:48:06 | More by cjgator3
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-26-2014 05:15:34 | More by Jasoncolliver
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-13-2013 13:12:05 | More by Segelstrom
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Jredner

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Cask at the Cricketeer’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.

01-20-2006 17:41:29 | More by Jredner
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33%

11-08-2013 10:15:30 | More by tjsmith910
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-31-2013 02:04:07 | More by Scott_McCool
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FlemingVSKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-28-2013 15:54:11 | More by FlemingVSKing
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-07-2011 22:10:07 | More by JohneHoodlum
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

03-10-2013 16:39:39 | More by jjamadorphd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-10-2013 00:37:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-26-2013 19:53:29 | More by FLBeerGuy
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suckaj

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33%

08-03-2014 18:19:58 | More by suckaj
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rayman2112

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-24-2013 05:14:01 | More by rayman2112
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-10-2013 16:22:39 | More by ajtorres311
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-17-2014 15:42:15 | More by smartassboiler
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2014 22:11:46 | More by ralerwen
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2014 00:28:19 | More by wisegreensoul
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bcuz7

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-19-2013 21:19:30 | More by bcuz7
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eandolina

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +22%

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.

02-01-2012 02:08:35 | More by eandolina
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -27.6%

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.

12-20-2009 16:55:15 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Partners
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.