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Chief BlackHawk Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2002

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with no light getting through. A fingernail of khaki head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma of dark malt,coffee,and tobacco is detectable. The flavor is plenty of bitter, dark malt with a hint of smokiness. The mouth is silky and creamy.

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours nearly black with a big, poofy head of darker tan. Retention is not it's strength though as it drops to a wee, thin film in just a few minutes. Decent lace is left behind.
Smell is heavily toasted malts, coffee and cardboard. Not a great balance but not heavily weighted to one aspect either.
Taste is strong on burnt malts and coffee (not my favorite flavors) with nothing else really coming to the party to balance them out. Aftertaste gets quite ashy.
Body is medium at best, effervescence is mild. Slightly warming especially after some temperature rise. Drying finish. All told, not a great porter for me. I like them sweeter - and I hate coffee - but if there had been something to balance the coffee and toasted malt notes this could have been quite good. If you're buying, I accept one, otherwise, no.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BTodd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mazo
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice beer. Would drink anytime. It cranks the bitterness in your mouth then when swallowed the bitterness disappears instantly instead of lingering, making you want more! So drinkable it's laughable!

Photo of champ103
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger tan head rises with good retention, and rings of sticky lace.
S: Roasted malts up front. Bakers chocolate, coffee. A fairly simple malt character, which is nice. Then a green tea, leafy hop aroma lingers.
T: Like the nose, up front is roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and coffee. Then a piny, green leafy hop flavor lingers.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation with a crisp smoothness. Easy and enjoyable to drink. The six pack will be gone in no time.

I think the roasted malts and leafy hop finish work at odds a bit, though this is still very enjoyable. A nice American example that I will return to if I get another chance.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a thin frothy head. Smell mainly chocolate with coffee hint. Coffee really comes out in taste with a piney hop finish. The bite gets big in the end and prevents smoothness and bite lingere. This is a busy porter but takes away from some things I drink a porter for.

Photo of Sarunas7
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nogophers
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Porter is pretty smooth. Kind of like a smooth milk milk stout with a more porterish flavor.

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of cervezango
3.61/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Chume11
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of rgdoherty
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mspanos
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of WestHam973
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of aubzachsyd
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Chief BlackHawk Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.