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Point Reyes Porter - Marin Brewing Company

Point Reyes PorterPoint Reyes Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%


Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 06-17-2002)
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

12-07-2012 23:52:16 | More by gleemonger
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-03-2013 16:48:24 | More by fureousangel
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-30-2013 05:02:03 | More by hpthebull
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02-08-2013 17:35:23 | More by jvillefan
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2012 02:43:40 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-27-2012 16:26:19 | More by beerpadawan
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Sliver of orange. Tall tight tan head

S - Mild malts and cocoa. Mild but nice

T - Roasted malts with some dark fruit. Mild bitter hit

M - Thick with good coating, howver it seemed bubbly like a cola

O - a lot of potential but it falls a little short

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 11:19:38 | More by biglite351
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cralyanne

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2012 07:07:50 | More by cralyanne
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-05-2012 18:59:15 | More by JohnLynch
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mactrail

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About the most distinctive flavor of dark roasted barley I can remember. Nice balancing act between the sweet malt and the black charred flavors. Near black with a brown edge in the Leffe goblet. Nice and sudsy with a fine carbonation on the tongue. I like this more as I sip on it. Really a big mouthful of flavor. Nose of caramel with some hoppy resins. Moderate bitterness. A little sour burnt malt taste, but just enough to give it an edge.

22 oz bottle from Beer Revolution in Oakland. Not a bad deal for $4.99.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 03:37:19 | More by mactrail
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California

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nmann08

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cocogan

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no freshness date, poured into pint glass

Visual: Pours black with a cream-tan head.

Nose: Butter-bread, dark chocolate, caramel, followed by a spicy astringency.

Taste: Mild coffee, toasted grain, sweet berries (jam like sweetness), chocolate.

Mouth: Medium body, light middle, leaves sticky.

Overall: I like it. Up front the taste is pretty good. I especially like the berry sweetness; however, my palate grew immune to the taste midway through the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 03:34:24 | More by cocogan
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BeerManDan

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown color with a little tan foam and a little bit of lace on side of the glass from first sip to last gulp! The smell of roasted coffee and spice had a pleasant aroma. The taste of roasted coffee (a little bitter) was evident, along with roasted malts and some kind of spice.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 23:35:43 | More by BeerManDan
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Halcyondays

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a medium off-white to tan head. Some good lace. Solid retention.

S: Dark chocolate, hint of roast with some coffee, charcoal, straightforward porter smell.

T: Dominated by dark chocolate with a hint of creamed coffee. Subtle balancing hops work and make a delicious easy drinking porter beer.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, soft carbonation, easy on the palate.

D: Just solid. A textbook American porter, nothing great here, but good drinking pint.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2011 03:20:45 | More by Halcyondays
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rambo10546

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this at the restaurant in Point Reys Station and in the bottle from the grocery in Point Reys Station.

This is one of the two best Porters I have ever tasted in my life. It is so smooth and creamy with a distinct coffee with vanilla and caramel overtones.
It is very dark and will not pass direct sunlight. It has a perfect head and holds it really well. It is so easy to drink it is like drinking iced coffee.

My only dislike is the price since it usually sells for $6.00 a bottle.
CAUTION - Do not buy this beer if it has not been refrigerated from the time it was made until you drink it. If left on the shelf at room temperature it will go bad in short order. The Bev-Mo in Encinitas refuses to refrigerate it and I refuse to buy it unrefrigerated. I have complained to Marin Brewing to no avail.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 10:38:58 | More by rambo10546
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Point Reyes Porter from Marin Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.