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Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 03-04-2002)
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

JakeBarnett, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

holder1422, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a very dark color, almost black. Creamy tan head with moderate lacing. Sweet, malty smell. Initial taste is nicely balanced hop bitterness with malts, then the smoky, roasted flavor comes to the fore. This smoky taste remains the dominate character of this beer. Nice body, but not really thick. Smooth and creamy. The aftertaste is bitter, but not overbearing. I like this beer.

MNAle, Oct 09, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

klub24, Oct 09, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie poured into glass.

Appearance (4.25) : Almond-beige colored cap with a three fingered head, tightly knit and creamy. Recedes at a slow pace and sticks around for awhile. Body is a 95% opaque, coffee-brown/black body.

Aroma (4) : Plant, roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, some faint grassy hop. A nice balance of malt and hop character with a little slant towards the malt.

Taste (3.25) : The roasted coffee bean comes out immediately, following with some planty flavors, faint citrus hop, ending with a bitter roast bean finish. A bit malty in feel, but flavor actually slants towards hoppiness. Yes, this is on the bitter side of porter-dom.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Zingy carbonation at the tip of the tongue with a creamy malty feel throughout the palate. Ends roasty and semi-dry.

Overall (3.58) : I've had better porters but this one isn't all that bad. Compared to other porters this one is a bit more bitter, more planty, and a bit more zingy in the mouthfeel. More bitter than I'd like, as I like malty porters. That being said, it's not one of my favorites. Summit has some other great choices though, so check them out!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

IchLiebeBierZu, Oct 03, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +6%

BigAl18, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great Northern Porter pours a black color with a huge fluffy lacing head. There is a big bold sharp malty aroma. The taste has a huge big rich creamy malty flavor, hints of smoke. Nice strong flavor, just the slightest bit watery. Overall its a very tasty porter.

vette2006c5r, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

benloho, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GStone899, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bravak, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

runwild99, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

yanosh, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

sjlundberg, Sep 08, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

AndrewKidd, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

BeenTired, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

Benh777, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Cooper, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

thufflife, Aug 11, 2014
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Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.