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Blackwater Porter - Orlando Brewing Partners

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BA SCORE
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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 by chemmie:
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the Orlando Brewing Company's tap room.
It pours a dark brown, almost black, color with a beautiful chocolate milk colored head.
The smell of this beer is the best part. It is perhaps one off the best I have ever had the joy of smelling. It's a very strong cocoa smell. However, the mouthfeel takes away from the great smell. It was suprisingly light, almost too light.
The taste of mocha and cocoa comes a little late. While drinking, you don't get too much of it, but after it goes down, the aftertaste hits hard. Great porter taste.
Very tasty and what it is lacking in mouthfeel it more than makes up for with it's smell and appearance.
Overall, 7.5/10.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DFlynn
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tugg407
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of DarrellK
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of johnyb
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.65/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
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!

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Segelstrom
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jredner
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of tjsmith910
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of FlemingVSKing
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Jshipley1982
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of rayman2112
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kerrmedic
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ajtorres311
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ralerwen
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

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Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Partners
84 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.