1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summit Great Northern PorterSummit Great Northern Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

531 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 531
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 531 | Reviews: 287 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hilgart1, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of barongearmu
4/5  rDev +5%

barongearmu, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of seangibbs60
4/5  rDev +5%

seangibbs60, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a FW Imperial nonic glass
Notes from 03/09/14

Thanks to Mid for this extra

A: Dark brown body with nice clarity showing off some garnet hues when held up in to the light. Thick oatmeal colored whip forms over top displaying some pretty stellar hang time. Eventually subsiding to a ring where some light stick holds to the glass.

S: Lots of coffee roast with a bit of cocoa nib in the nose. Some earthy hops. Has a light brown sugar sweetness to it. Good dose of roasted beans up front however which is nice.

T: Flavors develop more chocolaty notes with some spent coffee and a modest level of earthy bitterness. A touch of charred sugars with more green hops and some spice on the backend. Lots of cocoa powder goodness here though. No alcohol flavors ever reveal. A lighter porter that is easy to drink.

M: The body is bit thin with a smoothened texture from the carbonation. Very dry and clean at the finish.

D: A nice table beer. Easily sessionable with nice chocolate and coffee roast flavors. A touch too thin for my liking although what you do have is a well crafted and balanced Porter.

Nugganooch, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

TubbyDullard, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of tmcelvain
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

tmcelvain, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +5%

DamageCase76, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

superspak, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev +5%

TooGood, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of WesMantooth
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

WesMantooth, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

buzzy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Lehighace06, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of beerguy23
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

beerguy23, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

roostor07, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +5%

richkrull, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of RCLOHR267
2/5  rDev -47.5%

RCLOHR267, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of elkevo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

elkevo, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of slizard55
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

slizard55, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev +5%

CRJMellor, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Mbpike
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Mbpike, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -21.3%

AlaskanYoung, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Rudes
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rudes, Feb 04, 2014
Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.