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Michigan Brewing Peninsula Porter - Michigan Brewing Company

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Michigan Brewing Peninsula PorterMichigan Brewing Peninsula Porter

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BA SCORE
82
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55 Reviews
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 62
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Michigan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 62
Photo of granger10
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a very average porter in every respect. Nothing bad, just nothing outstanding. Very roasted flavor to it. Roasted grains, roasted coffee and roasted nuts dominate. Slightly bitter in the finish but not enough hops in the body. It still is a tasty concoction but it could be better. (290 characters)

Photo of mzwolinski
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Robust, eh? I doubt it. Black in color with a thin spotty head. The aroma is probably the strong point of this beer -- a nice roasty, coffee-like scent, with a mild chocolatey undertone. The flavor profile is fairly similar, though the relatively high carbonation level distracts from some of the flavor. Starts off with a sweet, mocha-like malt flavor, which develops into a gently roasty finish. As with the aroma, there's a slight chocolatey undercurrent which really helps this beer out. Still, it seems a bit thin -- medium to medium-light body. Finish is slightly dry with a very mildly acidic hop bite. Drinkable alright, but not terrific. (646 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very deep garnet, almost brown, the head prodigious, beige, the lace nice thin sheets to coat the glass. Nose is malt, caramel. Toasted grains, light coffee like tone also noted. Front is nicely malted and slightly sweet with the top reedy. Finish waterish with the hops moderate in spiciness and the acidity run of the mill, the aftertaste quite dry, a bit "thin-wasted", drinkable but not my idea of a "Porter". (430 characters)

Photo of pbrian
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I rarely meet a porter I don't like, and this one falls just above the norm. Nothing spectacular, but enjoyable enough. Aromas and flavors lean towards the roasted coffee end of the spectrum. Finishes dry and medium bodied. (226 characters)

Photo of marc77
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep garnet hued clear brew topped by a beige, big bubbled that settles into a dense layer. Mild roasted barley, coffee & chocolate in aroma, w/ a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Quite refined and pleasant aromawise. The overall flavor is quite dry, w/ roasted grain dominating. Hop bitterness is low, but both residual and caramel malt sweetness are low as well, lending a nice balance to this porter. Bodywise it lies between that of a brown and robust porter. Finishes, dry, clean, lightly chocolatey and roasty. Although not outstanding, Peninsula Porter is balanced and has sufficient complexity to make it quite a drinkable brew. (642 characters)

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Michigan Brewing Peninsula Porter from Michigan Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.