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Switchback Dooley's Belated Porter - Switchback Brewing Company

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Switchback Dooley's Belated PorterSwitchback Dooley's Belated Porter

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Switchback Porter (First sold December 2009)

Like all of Switchback Brewing Company's beers, the porter is unfiltered and 100% naturally carbonated. Switchback has put its own unique stamp on the porter style, creating a bold and full flavored porter with the balanced smoothness to the finish for which Switchback beers are known. A unique blend of roasted malt, caramel malts, and flaked barley are used to create the luscious malt signature, and the very non-traditional use of Simcoe hops as the only hop variety for both bittering and aroma is used to delicately balance the overall flavor profile. The result is an eminently satisfying brew that will leave you wanting another.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-19-2009)
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neophilus

Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark, off white head. Musty aroma, some acrid notes of roasted grain on top of a richer malt scent. Earthy, perhaps from hops.

Stiff hop bitterness up front, some ashy roasted flavor mixed in. Acrid roasted grain flavor masks the malt profile a bit. Lively up front with the bitter/acrid flavors but falls a bit flat in the aftertaste. More ash at the finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Body could have been a bit thicker. Finishes crisp with a lingering ash flavor.

Maybe too much roast in this one, the acrid edge to the roasted grain takes away from what appears to be a richer malt profile from the aroma. Definitely not boring as the hop bitterness keeps you on your toes. Good earthy aroma/flavor from the hop. Tone the roasted grain down a bit and you have a winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:49:06 | More by neophilus
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A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark chocolate , coffee, burnt toast, little citrus, caramel

T-dark roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, light char, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-pretty solid porter, blurs the line a little between porter and stout

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Must be old stamped at 13086 and also picked it up clearance at just 4 dollars for the bomber! Into a pint glass.

A - Nice deep brown color almost pitch except for some red highlights on the edge and base of glass. Mocha head has great lacing and girth giving me over a 1/2 inche
S - Smell is solid has some roast, chocolate, and a touch of yeast but in no way dry. I sip.
T - Pretty much what one would expect with a porter. It has dry yeasts, some herbal hops, a touch of roast, and some dark chocolate with sweet malts.
M - Drinks light to medium somewhat slick and smooth.

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Switchback Dooley's Belated Porter from Switchback Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.