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The Captain's Porter - Moon River Brewing Company

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The Captain's Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid porter, with coffee grinds in the offing and chocolate malt. Dark with mocha head and good lacing. Some licorice and even possibly borrowing some orange and corriander from the other beers. Decent bitterness. Good thing I had this before the dixie sugar Belgian, and so could taste it. Medium plus mouthfeel.

Sammy, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.8%

jaydoc, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1.5 finger head on a very dark with little light getting through body.

S: lots of coffee and chocolate malts. Some roasted malts and a little smokey.

T: nice coffee and espresso presence. Roasted Malta and dark chocolates round this one out.

M: smooth with medium to full body and light carbonation.

Overall: nice body for a porter. Not quite smokey enough but the coffee is just right.

kylehay2004, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a small, khaki-colored head.

Smell: Overall weak aroma with a thin amount of chocolate to it and little else.

Taste: Altogether light flavor of chocolate, malty sweetness, and a mildy roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Though gauged appropriately for the Savannah crowd, I could've used a bit more depth of flavor as well as body.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first beer I had at Moon River over the weekend,poured a deep dark brown with a small off white head,aromas of bitter chocolate and roasted nuts.A very smooth well rounded porter bursting with chocolate and heavily roasted malt flavors full nice mouthfeel lends to its drinkability as well.A damn fine porter it was a nice way to start off my Savannah trip.

oberon, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of nickfl
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a small, medium tan head on a black body. good retention and lace.

S - coffee and rich brown malt.

T - roasty, dru malt up front with some coffee and chocolate in the finish.

m - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not complex, but its well made and satisfying.

nickfl, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown colour with a half decent head that sticks a bit. Faint charcoal and toasted malt in the aroma. Smooth and crisp with a moderate body. Biting bitterness from the roasted malt is not astringent and rests at a perfect level. Touch of hops, both bitterness and flavour jumps in a bit but the malt stays on top with some sweet dextrin and roasted malt flavours. A real easy drinking porter, could be considered an ideal session beer also.

Jason, Feb 15, 2002
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from this place probably tied for the best beer of the day with me. Served in a pint glass, beer is black with a tan head, thin, moderate to low carbonation, some lacing.

Aroma is sweet and has a mild roast.

Beer is a little thinner than expected, strong through, nice roast flavors, finish isn't too dry, not too bitter either. The beer is relatively well balanced between the malt and the roast finish. I may have this again one day.

drabmuh, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep dark brown in color with a nice 2" light tan colored head that lasts quite a while. Nice lacing paints the glass.

Smell: roasted malts and chocolate tones leap from the glass and are easy to detect.

Taste: nice roasted malt platform with some sweet chocolate, bits of molasses, and a hint of prune sweetness. Bitterness was nicely balancing out the sweetness here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer that was a bit thicker than some other porters but just short of approaching a stout. Aftertaste was brief. Smooth from start to finish.

Drinkability: this beer was easy to quaff and could be considered a session beer. Great balanced flavor that you sometimes don't get in a porter.

Gavage, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of wrightst
5/5  rDev +28.5%

wrightst, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewpub. Poured a dark almost inky black with a thin tan head. The smell is sweet and roasty, and even sweeter at the end. Taste is similar, and very smooth. A little soft and light in both flavor and mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable, but could use some more oomph.

Georgiabeer, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hotoberfest - sampled multiple times.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with hints of semi-sweet chocolate. Also present are faint amounts of char.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry roasted malt flavors kick things off and are soon dried out even further with hints of char. Midway through the sip the flavor profile sweetens a bit with the addition of semi-sweet chocolate which carries through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass quickly and could have another with no problems.

Overall there weren't a lot of bells or whistles on this beer but it was solid and clean. Worth a shot.

glid02, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -10%

THECPJ, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Bung
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At Moon River. Nearly black pour, basicly no head, just a few white bubbles.

Aroma, toasted malt, caramel and some chocolates. Not a real strong nose.

Taste, more than the aroma. Still just a fair amount of roast but a little acrid. Slight sour note that I didn't care for. Some more chocolate and peat then coffee in the finish.

To the light side of mid, a tad thin really. Carbonation was fine despite what the appearance showed. Easy enough to drink.

Maybe this was an old barrel, didn't see what others did with this one. All in all very average, which is just fine, someone has to be.

Bung, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jbaker67, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery on 2/22/11. Poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Dark black with a creamy, khaki-colored head. Nice retention, leaves some sticky lacing.
S - Dark roasted malt, coffee, cocoa powder, and toasted nuts. Very nice, yet typical, Porter aromas.
T - Nice, roasty flavors of dark malt, coffee, and chocolate, with a slightly smoky quality. Excellent Porter.
M - Creamy with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation.
D - Very drinkable, and somewhat sessionable at around 6% ABV.

jsanford, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Redrover
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As with most beers here, it is served in a modified imperial pint type glass. The beer is jet black with just a skim of a tan head.

Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malts and something sweet like molasses.

The taste is roasty, with charred malts and a bit of baker's chocolate. Slightly bitter from the roast but not a hop based bitterness.

The mouth is slightly thin. It was drinkable but in the end not that memorable.

Redrover, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -10%

bostonryan, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of aracauna
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance was what you expect from a porter, black but not opaque with a smaller, short-live head. The thing that really makes this stand out is the aroma. It's smells like a bouquet of flowers. The flavor features some light roastiness and some dry chocolate. Not a flavor bomb, but an interesting porter nonetheless.

aracauna, Aug 24, 2003
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Thedrizzle, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice dark brown, nearly opaque, with hints of amber, of course, running through at different times. The mocha-colored head stays for the long haul, though not more than half an inch, and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: A nice meld of bitter coffee, chocolate, charcoal, brown sugar, roasted malt, and molasses. A slight bit of citrus comes through also.

Taste: The aroma transfers nicely, as the charcoal and roasted malt flavors balances well with the brown sugar and sweeter flavors along with the mocha and coffee. Finishes semi-dry, with much of the darker flavors lingering.

Mouthfeel: Thankfully this one isn't too cloying, and the body, more medium than thin, lends itself to having more than one without being too much.

Drinkability: I usually wouldn't session porters, though if I had to this would be an example of one. Balanced and flavorful and a brew I'll try again when I'm in Savannah.

asabreed, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kell50, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Brewsed, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +2.8%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
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The Captain's Porter from Moon River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.