Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/24/2014. Pours fairly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, light molasses, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and light yeast ester/hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, caramel, light molasses, herbal, slight pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice porter. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with light-moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
03-16-2014 00:43:28 | More by superspak
4.06/5 rDev +6.6%
Not expecting much for $1.79 but I got it at Vintage Estate.
A - Deep black can't see through with a 1/2 inch of deep mocha head that sits around for a bit. Mild lacing.
S - Has some oatmeal stout quality with the grains, chocolate malts, and mild hops. Sweet smelling.
T - Prickly hop bitterness meets some dry porter taste, chocolate malts, and milk stout like grains. Quite good.
M - Medium bodied not very chewy or creamy.
Overall a fairly balanced porter with some oatmeal stout qualities. Tasty and well worth the cost of admission.
01-31-2014 05:41:30 | More by DrDemento456
3.91/5 rDev +2.6%
Had this on 2014-01-06 in Columbia, PA
A - Dark brown; fairly clear in the stream while pouring but opaque in the glass. 1.75-finger head with tan lacing that drops pretty quickly but leaves very nice lacing.
S - Dark roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee, hint of molasses sweetness. Very nice aroma of moderate strength.
T - Highly toasted sour dough bread, roasted and hop bitterness, some chocolate and a touch of caramel. Finishes fairly dry with some lingering char/hop bitterness and some moderating chocolate/coffee malt.
M - Medium body and carbonation. Creamy then a little prickly. I like the firm body on this one. It's not watery.
O - All-in-all, an enjoyable flavor and feel at a good price. Not at the top of my lowish-ABV porters (see Hill Farmstead Everett, Founders Porter and Great Lakes Porter), but not too far off.
01-06-2014 22:26:11 | More by Tucquan
Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.