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Steel Bridge Porter - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Steel Bridge PorterSteel Bridge Porter

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: artoolemomo on 11-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 9
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4.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of constantine_272
4.01/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Absolutely black. Zero light penetrates this brew; most impressive. A light brownish and white spotted head foamed up on the pour and left a sticky lacing mess. Smells creamy and milky. The taste however is a more bitter cold coffee sort of flavor and a dark deep roasted grain with a mild brown sugar sweetness following up the end. A woody oakiness musk aftertaste persists with a distinct maduro cigar. Feel is nice and light and mellow. A crisp hop bittering balances the big roast well but the sugary finish was slightly odd--not bad, just seems to come out of nowhere. A very unique beer for sure with such a huge roast. It was tasty, and worth trying for sure. I also like how drinkable it was considering how big the flavor profile was. (744 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip.

Pours black, with a thick, foamy tan head head. Great retention.

Roasty, cocoa malts. Light espresso notes.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation. A well done Porter. (182 characters)

Photo of RHVC59
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of artoolemomo
3.67/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head that seems to have pretty good retention. The head is a medium beige/light mocha while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate brown. So far, the lacing is really good and is mostly perforated sheeting. Retention proves to be excellent.

Nose- Simplistic but rich. Pretty much what you would expect from a porter. Large roasted notes, lots of coffee. This is much more apparent from the bottle. The glass shows only mild roasted notes and none of the mild chocolate you get from the bottle. The glass does show a bit of creaminess and milk. Swirling shows a very sour coffee smell.

Taste- Pretty reflective of the nose. Nice rounded roasted malts which have faint hints of coffee and chocolate. Not a lot of complexity (as with the nose). Some chalkiness on the finish but this is something I tend to find with all of Widmer's beers. Very rich in roasted malts. Slight woody bitterness. May not be complex but it does make up for that with its balance and integration. The presence may be slight but it is a very smooth beer. The chalk and dryness of the finish accentuate one another too much. No real flaws and very accessible for a “dark” beer. Above average to good. Slight sweet/sour notes start to appear as it opens up. Slight cherry, red fruit. Almost below the radar.

Mouthfeel- A little bit more than medium bodied. I really appreciate that this isn't watery and has some structure. A bit of grittiness helps as well. The dry finish may be too dry.

Drinkability- A very easygoing and inviting porter. Doesn't challenge the palate but it is interesting and robust enough to keep me drinking. The 3+ dollar price tag for a bomber isn't too shabby either.

Overall- Much better than expected. This is a pretty good, run of the mill porter. It won't amaze you but it is worth a try. It could surprise you though. (1,871 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3/5  rDev n/a

Steel Bridge Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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