Portsmouth Killer B - Portsmouth Brewery
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.74/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, golden-amber coloring with only a ring of white film on the surface. Aromas of honey sweetness, dark and rich, with some fruity highlights like cider. Subtle nutmeg sweetness on the nose, too. Flavors are rich and toasty, with a honey and toffee sweet backbone. Nutmeg spicing and subtle apple sweetness brings a hot cider feel to the palate, and there are some peppery hops characteristics towards the end of the palate that help clean up. Smooth, mid-bodied with a roasty and sweet aftertaste. The finish is light, slightly frothy, with a hops bitterness at the end.
04-27-2013 23:16:32 | More by GarthDanielson
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
Best by June 2013 on bottle, I bet it could go much longer than that.
Pours a orange copper color, not much head nor lacing but neither is expected for a braggot.
Smell has a good amount of honey aroma as it should, on the sweet side, bit of a floral aroma as well but not necessarily in the hoppy arena.
Taste starts out with a honey-like sweetness, malt backbone is solid, slight hop presence to balance things enough but is very muted and knows to stay out of the way, carbonation is low but more than present, it is soft and lends a decent body to the beer as well.
03-10-2013 23:14:30 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.05/5 rDev -23.9%
First had: on tap at Portsmouth
Another so-so brew from Portsmouth. Honestly, I wouldn't have thought this was a braggot even if someone told me it was at the time. Seemed more like a malt liquor: something they added a ton of honey to, the yeast had a blast flashing off the flavor and leaving behind a bulky ABV.
Hazy, burnt orange pour, with a white collar of bubbles. Sweet, malty aroma, light stone fruits, and herbal notes. Taste was pretty similar, caramel malts, sweet corn, honeysuckle, indistinct stone fruit, vegetal, stiff with dry booze. Yep, this was essentially a glorified malt liquor. Mouthfeel was pretty thinned out, about light-medium in body. Not much distinctiveness or flavor. Not something I'd go for again.
02-23-2013 23:05:29 | More by Rifugium
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
Bought this one right around New Years at the brewery and brought it home, obviously. I noticed after chilling this beer I'm actually wearing my Portsmouth Brewing Co T-shirt...how appropriate. I have a PBC coaster out too for good measure.
Poured with little head actually, different than the other reviews mention and reduced to no head at all. Nice clear caramel body with a red overtone. I dont know if the journey with this one back home affected this one or not.
Sugary sweet smell, honey is evident. Candy apples and cotton candy. Some caramel malts show through underneath, so its not all sweet but mostly.
Taste is sweet again as expected. Honey and caramel. Not as much of the candy comes through in the flavor. Has a peppery spicing as well. A touch of sweet rolls appear at the very end hinting at this beers base. A little sweet alcohol comes in too to finish it out. It works in well though.
Mouthfeel is full and viscous, nearly syrupy. Coats every bit of my cheeks and tounge and the flavor lingers. Somewhat low carbonation amount, but it allows the flavors to come through.
Nice drinkability. This one has to be drank slow due to its thickness, but it really has a nice flavor overall and superb mouthfeel. Alcohol warming effects are noticable after only a short while.
05-23-2007 01:24:37 | More by blitz134
Portsmouth Killer B from Portsmouth Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.