Portsmouth Munich Dunkel - Portsmouth Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Gosox8787. 22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
Pours a deep brown with deep ambers hues. The beer is definitely not clear because the brown color is fairly dark but i's far from opaque. A nice, off white head develops providing quite the contrast between the dark liquid and much lighter foam. Nice wispy lacing clings to the glass.
The nose isn't terribly strong but there is definitely a bit of a caramel-like sweetness along with some subtle chocolate. There isn't much in the way of hops, maybe a little earthiness but that's not necessarily due to a hop presence.
The taste has more to it than the nose. A nice caramel sweetness is lacing with a touch of chocolate before a touch of floral hop character comes in and mellows out the sweetness at the finish. This one is really simple but the added hop character in the taste pulls it together very nicely.
Medium mouthfeel with carbonation to match. The beer has a great feel in the mouth, striking the right balance between thin and full.
This was a really good beer. The nose wasn't anything that stood out but I'm not sure that I've had a Munich Dunkel where that was the case. The characteristics in the taste are very straightforward but play off each other exceptionally. The soft, floral hop notes at the finish reign the caramel in allowing the beer to be sweet, but not too sweet. There doesn't seem to be much room for error here and they got it right.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 22:49:38 | More by ms11781
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Stopped by the Brewpub yesterday with my ladies for our first visit of the new year. Alewife and Caitlin had some of this while I focused on the 5 C's IPA and Barleywine. I did, though, snag this 22oz bomber for todays enjoyment.
I understand that this new Tod Mott offering was formulated while Herr Mott was on a recent trip to Germany. It pours a clear, deep chestnut, with a thin, wispy, light tan head. Most bubbles are clinging to the edge of the glass. Not much lacing, though. Aroma is mild, yet there is some caramel there, along with a hint of chocolate. This liquid is rather smooth on the tongue, almost creamy, and the body itself is a very solid medium.
Dark malts lend some very tasty caramel and choco here, with just the right amount of bitterness. Hopping is mild, but has a floral lean to it, and does manage to linger nicely on the palate. Very well-made and quite drinkable. Nice job, Herr Mott!
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2010 20:28:01 | More by Bierman9
Portsmouth Munich Dunkel from Portsmouth Brewery
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