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Blackwater Porter - Orlando Brewing Partners

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Blackwater PorterBlackwater Porter

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very good

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 75
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2004

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 75
Reviews by beerdown77:
Photo of beerdown77
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DFlynn
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tugg407
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of DarrellK
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of johnyb
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.69/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Segelstrom
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of grizzbar
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jredner
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tjsmith910
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FlemingVSKing
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jshipley1982
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of rayman2112
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kerrmedic
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

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Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Partners
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.