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Chief BlackHawk Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

Chief BlackHawk PorterChief BlackHawk Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%


Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2002)
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Reviews by chicagoabbot:
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a fine porter...12 oz bottle into a tulip and it bubbles up reddish and black. Classic porter nose, slightly sour with some malt backbone sweetness. Smooth on the tongue. A little sweetness. Nice bite. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is excellent. Recommended. Price is reasonable too.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 01:36:24 | More by chicagoabbot
More User Reviews:
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured vigorously to produce a dense head of a finger and a half. Sits black in the glass with above average active carbonation for the style. Some random lacing left behind with each drink.

Smell: Sweet lactose and oats greet the drinker. Dark roasted coffee grounds are very clean and deliver a concise aroma. Vanilla and molasses picked up on the back end. Great balance of sweet tones with solid roasted malt body.

Taste: subtle oats and creamy malt hits on the front. After that, the beer sort of just lulls its way into the body with no significant taste additions. Some very light roasted malt and dry almost burnt coffee grounds are picked up on the back end. The finish is lingering bitter chocolate and dry coffee.

Mouthfeel: Full range run here with this brew. The front is sweet, creamy, and airy while the finish is filled with roasted malt and coffee leaving a very dry palate behind.

Overall: Loved the aroma but was let down with the taste. The front is enticing but nothing notable happens until the finish. I porter I would recommend trying but nothing to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 01:38:18 | More by KFBR392
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 16:43:34 | More by lucasj82
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-14-2014 01:48:52 | More by bismarksays
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-02-2014 01:42:22 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-02-2014 01:42:09 | More by Dover
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beinerso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-28-2014 17:48:40 | More by beinerso
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davemarc87

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-20-2014 03:37:15 | More by davemarc87
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-09-2014 06:20:27 | More by ryanpj
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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-05-2014 05:18:04 | More by IronTom
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-27-2014 23:29:43 | More by Hendrick24
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-21-2014 05:47:37 | More by IrishFrenchman
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2014 06:54:29 | More by mrmitsui29
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. Ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This beer is dark brown. Just the fainest of light gets through this thing. The mocha head was generous.

S - I smell some roasted malt and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is sweeter than I expected. I get some milk chocolate. The finish has some dark and unsweetened chocolate.

M - Medium

O - This is a chocolaty porter. It is easy enough to drink. I could see drinking this often if it was distributed in Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:19:32 | More by buschbeer
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-08-2014 04:09:37 | More by Danmullens1
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a tan head that soon becomes patchy. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate, chicory. Pretty robust!

The taste is of deep roasted coffee, charcoal, chicory, hint of anise and some chocolate. Roasted finish.

Medium body with lingering roast and touch of alcohol.

Overall, it's a nice, roasty, fairly robust, porter!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:59:42 | More by jwc215
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JVB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-26-2014 20:03:35 | More by JVB
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-17-2014 23:11:54 | More by mattmarka1
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lisalipper

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-12-2014 22:42:16 | More by lisalipper
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Daktah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-12-2014 18:08:26 | More by Daktah
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-31-2013 00:14:45 | More by Canada_Dan
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instinct2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2013 02:55:45 | More by instinct2
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Hammer35

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pitch black color with tan head and small beading. Decent head retention, but beautiful lacing.

Smell: Big, bold notes of coffee with subtle hints of cinnamon. I wish there was more than a hint of cinnamon.

Taste: Coffee. Black, roasted coffee. The cinnamon (and any other flavor) disappears against the huge coffee flavor. Bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Not thin, but lighter than I expected. Heavily carbonated.

Overall: Not a bad porter, but it seemed to me to be nothing but bitter, dark coffee flavors. I would have appreciated more depth of flavor. The mouthfeel was also a bit of a throw-off, being lighter and much more carbonated than expected.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2013 20:56:00 | More by Hammer35
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-01-2013 18:55:45 | More by NooseJustice
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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-26-2013 04:59:59 | More by DbbC
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Chief BlackHawk Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.