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Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Great Northern PorterSummit Great Northern Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADR on 03-04-2002

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I was sidelined with a bad cold the last couple of weeks, so while my consumption remained intact, my reviews slacked off. I am beginning today with a bottle of Summit Great Northern Porter.

Once the cap was Pop!ped, I began with a heavy-handed pour, resulting in a pseudo-cascade which formed three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, light-tan head with great retention. Color was Very Dark Brown to Opaque/Black (SRM = 34 – 44) with NE-quality clarity and garnet highlights. Nose smelled of dark chocolate, charcoal smokiness, French Roast coffee and a little hickory smoke. Mouthfeel was very full with a carbonation level that I want to call “prickly”. It really allowed the smokiness to come through in a stunning way. The bittersweet chocolatiness began to assert itself on the initial finish. The extreme finish was dry and bitter, much like my humor. It struck me as being a little too bitter for my taste, but the style is so wide-ranging that each one becomes a surprise. One would probably be enough for me. Next!

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Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.