Estes Park Porter - Estes Park Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev +22.2%
Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color. The head is thin and creamy and tan in color. Smells of a hint of coffee and some ripe fruit. Flavor begins with a hint of some bananna, followed by some sweet bread, then some milk chocolate, and a hint of earthy hops in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Overall a good porter that I would get again.
08-29-2012 03:11:41 | More by tronester
3.95/5 rDev +27%
A: Deep brown, with root beer coloring at the edges when held to the light. Nice tan head on top.
S: A nice sweet chocolate scent comes out right away. Dark grains with hints of mocha, roasty aroma, and raisons.
T: Roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate are present. There is a bit of a english yeast characteristic that matches the grains well.
M: Medium bodied, with a creamy feel to it, and a slightly lower carbonation level.
O: Overall quite enjoyable. Nice dark malt character. Good.
08-19-2011 23:53:11 | More by Beejay
2.7/5 rDev -13.2%
I was very excited to try this estes park porter.
The beer was dark deep brown in the glass with no head at all.
The beer was lightly carbonated and had a decent mouthfeel.
The beer tasted malty and had a bitter coffee finish.
The beer was okay overall but was nothing special. Estes park is such a unique and awesome location it is a shame that this beer did little or nothing to stand out and at best was an okay interpretation of a porter lacking any imagination.
06-10-2011 00:49:47 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
2.08/5 rDev -33.1%
Well, if Samson Stout is Estes Park Brewery's flattest beer, then this HAS to be its most heavily carbonated.
Looks well enough, thin but black with a good head.
Smell wasn't too complex but appropriatly roasty for the style.
But man is this thing over-carbonated!!! It ruins the flavor profile and the mouthfeel is just unbearable. Not worth finishing.
Edit: after reading some of the other reviews my only guess is that this brewery has issues getting their beer carbonated. Their stout was flat, and apparently often this beer is near that, though my bottle was abhorrently over carbonated.
01-28-2011 17:37:57 | More by Spider889
3.33/5 rDev +7.1%
This is an easy-to-drink porter that doesn't stand out, but isn't bad either. The appearance is dark, flat. Absolutely no head. The smell is roasted malts. The taste is malty, coffee, dark, smooth. There isn't a ton of excitement here, but it'd be a good session beer.
08-12-2010 04:14:37 | More by jar2574
3.5/5 rDev +12.5%
Well presented roasted chocolate malt aroma over a nice creamy tan head. Clear, deep dark brown color with moderate levels of carbonation. Great malt and hop balance, done very well. Smooth chocolate and coffee flavors in a nice viscous body. Ends with a smooth chocolate sweet finish and fades slowly and nicely.
03-09-2010 01:16:43 | More by manahansf
3.08/5 rDev -1%
Pours into my glass a deep dark opaque brown with a thin tan head and a few bubbles on top. Aromas start out with mellow roasted malt along with a fairly forward ground coffee as well. Chocolate accents along with a bit of a creamed grain undertone.
First sip brings sweet creamy chocolate upfront with mild roasted accents. Coffee and a touch of nuttiness moves through. Flows down with some bitterness and acidity. Overall, it's a bit too watery for my taste along with having too much residual sweetness.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with quite mild carbonation. A little slick overall and on the sweet side. This falls flat of what I want body wise when I drink a porter. Overall, there is some good flavor here but it's a bit muddled and definitely not what I am looking for when I want a porter. More like a big brown ale. Thanks to kmpitz2 for the opportunity.
08-12-2009 02:33:00 | More by orbitalr0x
3.08/5 rDev -1%
Pours a dark brown with no head at all. The few bubbles from the carbination that do rise to the surface form a very faint ring around the outside of the glass and thats about all the excitement you get in the visual department. Mouthfeel is a little light but it makes it easy to drink. Carbination is perfect. You can taste trace amounts of chocolate and what seems like over ripe dark fruit. The yeast taste is evident as well even though I left a bit still in the bottle and poured carefully. After noticing the taste of the yeast, you can also smell it in this porter, along with a strange sweetness.
On a side note which plays no significants to my review, this beers flavor strangely reminds me of the taste of my first homebrewed dark beer.
08-01-2009 20:27:58 | More by stakem
2.73/5 rDev -12.2%
Tried this on tap at the brewery...
Appearance is good, very dark in color with no noticable head. There is a bit of tan colored lacing.
Smell and taste were not really what I was hoping for. The malt was overpowered by the alcohol and there wasn't much backbone to it.
Mouthfeel was light-medium with very little carbonation.
Drinkability was ok.
06-30-2008 03:00:15 | More by supercolter
3.35/5 rDev +7.7%
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.
The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate with some acidic roasted malts and coffee.
The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate and nuts with some astringent roasted malts and coffee. The finish has enough bitterness for good balance. The mouthfeel is medium and watery with almost no carbonation (seems to be common of EP beers).
Overall, a pretty decent and under-rated porter. If it was a little less watery (and thus subdued) and less acidic, this would be really good.
01-05-2008 00:18:24 | More by Beaver13
Estes Park Porter from Estes Park Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.