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Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | 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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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-21-2014 02:04:53 | More by richkrull
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

2/5  rDev -47.6%

02-18-2014 20:21:16 | More by RCLOHR267
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elkevo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-13-2014 03:51:47 | More by elkevo
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slizard55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-09-2014 23:26:03 | More by slizard55
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-07-2014 04:36:18 | More by CRJMellor
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-05-2014 22:14:37 | More by Mbpike
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-05-2014 22:11:05 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-04-2014 14:21:58 | More by Rudes
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 05:41:30 | More by DrDemento456
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Pug

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-30-2014 22:01:22 | More by Pug
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2014 23:10:03 | More by jaydoc
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 19:00:53 | More by Seefeldt
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-17-2014 04:10:34 | More by mattmarka1
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 22:26:11 | More by Tucquan
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Lewdd

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-01-2014 03:29:16 | More by Lewdd
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice rich coffee black brown color with a finger of tan head, little on lacing.
S - Roasted malts, a slight coffee hint, cocoa, hazelnut.
T - Really good flavor, nice creamy cocoa, almost like a mocha blend, roasted malt and grain, a nice nutty flavor.
M - Creamy and smooth in front, then gets a little thin, but still highly drinkable.
O - Excellent porter, another representation of Summit brewing solid styles, not blowing the world away, but consistent quality for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:53:08 | More by Omnium
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-20-2013 22:38:09 | More by tourdot
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mndanika

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-18-2013 18:51:02 | More by mndanika
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-18-2013 04:04:47 | More by TEdubbaD
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-13-2013 03:33:15 | More by XmnwildX12
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-27-2013 22:04:12 | More by jroberts8811
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a one finger medium brown head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice toasted malt aroma with light chocolate and hints of coffee, rich. Flavor follows, with toasted malt with hints of char, dark chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness. Finishes smooth with pleasant residual coffee and grassy hop bitterness. Very nice creamy body with excellent mouth feel. A very nice porter with a good balanc e of flavor, rich malt and nice hop kick in the finish. Good body emphasizes the chocolate notes, reminding me of a whipped hot chocolate. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:49:38 | More by LiquidAmber
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-26-2013 03:43:17 | More by DaveMiller
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-25-2013 03:15:09 | More by nosavingsaccount
Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.