Flagstaff Blackbird Porter - Flagstaff Brewing Company

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Flagstaff Blackbird Porter
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85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flagstaff Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A silky-smooth, reddish-brown porter epitomized by a balance of full bodied flavor & subtle hop undertones. A mild roasted flavor lingers on the palate, giving this beer a well-rounded finish.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-16-2003)
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Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Roast malt, mostly nutty, with a cocoa aroma, and light fruitiness. Flavor is roast dominant, with nice dark chocolate notes, and a fairly bitter coffee finish. Pretty clean, though coffee grounds are a bit heavy in the finish.

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GreatBloomer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Hterrell
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bobhoya
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Phelps
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Very dark brown, a little thin-looking. Some drinking thins the color out to a clearer bark-brown. The head is light tan, thin and fizzy, popping away quickly.

Intriguing blend of aromas. In this order: light roast coffee, oats, some pork, milk chocolate, earth.

Same thing going on in the flavor. Chocolate and lightly roasted coffee meld, along with some sweet oats and a touch of dark fruits. Bitter dark chocolate lingers after the swallow.

Thick, creamy body with peppery carbonation. Holds together well without a touch of alcohol.

A solid porter. Good flavor, nice feel.

Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a small head of light tan foam on a dark brown body with amber highlights. The head series slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - smoky caramel and chicory with some brown sugar.

T - dark sugar up front with some dry, roasted malt character in the middle. Finishes with molasses, licorice, and moderate bitterness.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - a very nicely done porter, it manages to be dark and thick without ever becoming something that would be confused for a stout.

Photo of kdoc8
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ. It was a deep reddish-brown color - almost purple, so that was unique. It didn't have much of a head and was highly carbonated. It had an interesting and strong sweet aroma, somewhat like coffee but more like a mocha, so a mix of strong espresso and chocolate.
Complex flavor to the taste also - hops are hidden but present, behind the major taste of chocolate/coffee malts.

Photo of beerguy101
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is roasted malts and a touch of chocolate. A medium bodied porter. Malts are roasted and chocolately. Hops are spicy. Maybe just a touch thin for a porter. . Well balanced. Very drinkable. Fruity finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste slightly sweet.

Flagstaff Blackbird Porter from Flagstaff Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.