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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

57 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2008 04:32:26 | More by Sammy
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2007 03:20:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-19-2013 03:57:11 | More by jaydoc
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oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2005 22:57:31 | More by oberon
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 04:10:30 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 04:13:43 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2002 14:55:50 | More by Jason
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 20:14:45 | More by drabmuh
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2008 12:01:25 | More by Gavage
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2007 22:30:35 | More by Georgiabeer
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2010 21:05:58 | More by glid02
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2012 20:21:08 | More by sendbeer
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-27-2012 20:13:49 | More by THECPJ
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wrightst

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-28-2013 21:53:50 | More by wrightst
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Bung

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2011 00:30:01 | More by Bung
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jsanford

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 22:19:55 | More by jsanford
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Redrover

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2011 21:12:12 | More by Redrover
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2013 20:25:26 | More by jbaker67
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aracauna

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2003 16:27:27 | More by aracauna
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asabreed

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2008 23:51:29 | More by asabreed
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-10-2012 16:16:24 | More by tfsimpkins
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-07-2013 01:17:50 | More by Thedrizzle
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-16-2011 05:46:43 | More by virinow
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2014 01:00:17 | More by Brewsed
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Jredner

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is faintly roasty with lots of molasses and hints of brown sugar. Brown with reddish tints and a decent, but fading mocha head. More of the molasses and brown sugar...more slight roastiness. Gets a touch cloying witht he brown sugar notes, but finished dry and approachable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2006 17:19:13 | More by Jredner
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The Captain's Porter from Moon River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.